Jada Michael unapologetically projects a confident spirit within her music anchored in a body-positive, sex-positive, and self-positive presence underscored by an inimitable alternative R&B brew. Putting up over two million streams independently in less than a year and receiving acclaim and looks from Vents Magazine, The Hype Magazine, and SoulBounce, she ultimately empowers audiences by wholeheartedly and courageously showing herself.
“With my music, I try to represent the groups I’m a part of,” says Michael. “I want to be a representation for plus-sized women. I want to be a representation for LGBTQ women. I want to be a representation of Black women.”
With more music and performances in-store, Jada’s assuredness ultimately carries through everything she does.
1. Describe yourself in a six word sentence.
A vision of light and love.
2. What was the last thing your shared on social media?
The last thing I shared was my new single Freak. It is out now on all streaming platforms and the video is on YouTube and IGTV. It’s been a long time coming and it’s a huge relief [to know] everything is posted and out in the world. The response has been awesome.
3. What do you think is the main challenge facing LGBTQ people in your community?
Not to be overly direct—but the first thing that comes to my mind is homophobia. Obviously, there are many underlying issues as to what generates homophobic people to believe what they do. Whatever you think, homophobia is a message of hate. Anybody with the power and ability to stand up against homophobia at any time must [do so].
4. What is your favorite LGBTQ business where you live?
First thing that comes to mind is most defiantly Lezchic. They host parties and all different kind of events for the lesbian community—and it’s always a good time. It’s beautiful vibes, good music, and beautiful women.
5. What advice do you have for people looking to get into the entertainment industry?
My advice would most definitely be to always stay grounded in your purpose for getting into the business. If you don’t stay focused on your goals for yourself, other people’s visions will undoubtedly overcome you. Knowing your “why?” in the entertainment industry is everything because there is so much toxic temptations that have broken down so many artists.