Jordin Sparks Speaks Candidly During #JordinGetsIntimate Chat

Jordin Sparks Speaks Candidly During #JordinGetsIntimate Chat

Singer talks about her breakup with Jason Derulo, giving up old habits, new music, and more in a BET.com original with Angela Yee.

Published January 15, 2015

In an exclusive sit down with Angela Yee for the BET original, #JordinGetsIntimate, airing Friday (Jan. 16) at noon on BET.comJordin Sparks left no stone unturned and no question unanswered.

The "Battlefield" singer responded to a variety of topics from breaking up with a famous significant other, getting herself back together, and putting her all in her music.

One of the most outstanding elements discussed is her former relationship with Jason Derulo. She held nothing back when speaking of how she was randomly dumped. "I'm in a good place," the American Idol Season 6 winner said.

Using this recent heartbreak as an opportunity to create art, Sparks reveals that her recent release #ByeFelicia — her first in five years — represents her personal strength and the range of emotions that she experienced after becoming a newly single woman.

"I was tempted to burn and break things," she admitted, before adding, "I know the things I need to work on. I don't hide from them."

Though their romantic relationship is over, she still wishes her former flame a successful career. "I wish him nothing but the best," she said. "I hope he gets another huge hit."

As for her own hits, one of Sparks's most career-defining moments is her smash "No Air" with R&B heartthrob Chris Brown, whom she hopes to work with again someday. "I would love to work with him," she said. "It's hard to get a hold of him now."

Still, Sparks is content with going solo in her music, too. She is putting the collaborations on hold and focusing on voicing her experiences. She highlights three tracks from her latest, "Double Tap," "Left, Right" and "11:11" that she considers her favorites.

Sparks also discusses the hardships in switched labels, reconnecting with business partners from the past, dating again, Instagram stalking, giving up alcohol, and much more.

#ByeFelicia, her first mixtape, dropped in December featuring samples of her upcoming EP, Right Here, Right Now, available this spring.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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