Hump Day Q&A: I’ll Let Connie Kuo Control the Radio
The guys at HotNewHipHop.com not only have an ear for the latest music, they also have an eye for talent. Their newest correspondent is Connie Kuo, a recent graduate of USC with a wealth of knowledge in music, a ton of ambition and, as you can see, a stunningly sexy look. When Connie isn’t sitting down with your teenage niece’s favorite rapper, Soulja Boy, this Taiwanese beauty enjoying the Southern California sun — at least she was when we were lucky enough to talk to her.
What drew you to journalism?
Ever since I was little, my mom told me she named me after Connie Chung. My parents would joke about that a lot. To this day, I’m still not sure if they’re serious or not. When I was growing up I’d tell me people I’d like to be a pediatrician when I grew up and my mom would say, ‘You should go into journalism, we named you after Connie Chung.’ When I was applying for schools, I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. I applied to USC because they had a really good journalism program, and I got in. So I decided I’m going to go to USC and pursue a career in journalism.
Is there a particular artist who’d be a dream interview for you?
After reading everyone’s comments about the NBA All-Star game, I’d love to interview Usher. I know he’s trying to make his comeback, and he’s got a few singles out right now, but apparently his performance on Sunday was a mess. I didn’t see it. I’ve just read people’s comments about it. Growing up I was obsessed with Usher. I literally had a life size poster of him. After seeing everyone’s reaction though, I really just want to sit down and talk to him.
Is a guy’s taste in music important to you?
I don’t think I can date someone if we don’t appreciate the same type of music. I don’t want to be in the car and have to fight over what music to listen to. I love R&B. I’m a huge R&B head. All I want to listen to is love songs all day long. I talk about music a lot. I love to talk about music. If he doesn’t have that same passion that I do, I don’t think we’d be that compatible.
Is music a subject you’ll talk about right away on a first date?
I definitely do bring up music on the first date. I will definitely ask a guy what he listens to.
So music is definitely a subject you’ll address when you first meet a guy, what’s a subject a guy shouldn’t bring up when you first meet?
I think guy should avoid bringing up ex’s. That’s a real mood killer. I won’t ask you about your ex, you don’t have to ask me about mine. Let’s just keep it happy and upbeat.
When should a guy know it’s time to back away because you’re not interested?
I’m one of those women who’s not very nice to guys I’m not interested in. My thing is if you’re nice to a guy, they automatically think you’re interested in them. Just because I’m nice to you doesn’t mean I like you that way. They just take the sign and run with it. Guys take the principles of The Secret, where you can turn your thoughts into action if you keep pursuing it, and apply it to women. I hate to break it to them though; if the girl’s not interested, it’s not going to happen.
If you could date any rapper, who would it be?
I think it would have to be Fabolous. There’s something about men from New York, the way they carry themselves. I love his confidence. I love the way he dresses. There’s something about Fabolous.
You can get past the misspelled name?
Yes, I can definitely get past that.
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