Charisse has paved her way into the entertainment industry by creating her own unique style of music. With her ability to sing opera in six languages (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and English), she has fused her vocal talent and passion for EDM/pop music to form a music genre called “Pop’era.” Charisse has performed for dignitaries all over the world, including President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. She also collaborated with Grammy-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo on his 2015 single, “Integrity.”
Charisse’s first single “Champagne,” was co-written with hip-hop artist French Montana, Warren Zavala and Brandon Howard and features raps by Montana. Other singles include “Gypsy Woman,” “Put in Werk,” “One in a Million” and her summer of 2018 anthem, “Champion.”
Charisse and her mother are also the co-founders of C.Moi apparel. The company sponsors the Princess Program, which provides custom-made prom dresses to underprivileged youth. She also recently launched the Charisse Mills Foundation, providing aid to children around the world.
I had the honor to talk with Charisse recently. I hope you enjoy the interview.
Veronica Charnell: I enjoyed watching your new podcast, why did you decide to create the Bad & Boujee Podcast?
Charisse Mills: To have an outlet to show my personality and have creative control on everything I want to talk about.
Veronica Charnell: Are you planning on having special guests on your podcast?
Charisse Mills: Yes, we have 3 guests already lined up to come on. Stay tuned for that.
Veronica Charnell: On the Reality Show, “One Mo Chance” some of your cast members were calling you old. How do you feel about these types of negative comments?
Charisse Mills: I honestly do not find it offensive because I know I don’t look old and I look younger than most of them.
Veronica Charnell: You walk in a level of boldness & confidence. Do you think the cast members feel intimidated when they are around you?
Charisse Mills: Absolutely. I give them no reason to hate or dislike me. I’ve been very kind on set from day one. It has to be that.
Veronica Charnell: How do you keep yourself motivated to keep going when people are saying negative comments about you?
Charisse Mills: It’s so hard being a woman in this industry. Every day I push myself to keep going because my purpose is greater than this show.
Veronica Charnell: What advice would you give other Women who desires to be where you are today?
Charisse Mills: Never give up on tour dreams and always stay true to yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. Work hard and get it done.
Veronica Charnell: Are you planning on releasing new music soon?
Charisse Mills: Yes, I have a record called “hating on you” dropping any day now.