AHHA: Something you mentioned earlier that I want to get back to - when you say you caught your babys daddy in bed with another person, Im guessing you are talking about Ras Kass.Teedra Moses: [pauses] Oh God. I forgot people know him. [laughs] I really forgot Its cool; its forgotten now. Me and [ Ras Kass] are cool; we dont trip about it. Whats done is done.AHHA: Would you ever get back together with him?Teedra Moses: No. [laughs] Neither one of us want to get back together with each other. Ever again [laughs] Were cool though. Im in Miami working right now, and he has the kids so we are honestly fine.AHHA: What doesnt break you, makes you stronger right?Teedra Moses: Oh my god, thats the theme of my whole album. That really is What doesnt break you makes you stronger. One of the songs I have on my album called I Told You thats the song I start [Young Lioness] with, and its basically about - what doesnt break you, makes you stronger, and thats the truth. I feel like everything is a blessing as everything is a lesson, and even the worst things that can happen to you, will make you tougher and prepare you more for whatever the world has in store for you.AHHA: Do you have a release date for your new album Young Lioness?Teedra Moses: It was originally supposed to be August, but realistically we are looking at January.AHHA: Why such a long break between albums?Teedra Moses: I know at first it was me. I wasnt sure if people really wanted another album from me to be honest, and I was making a real good living just writing for others. But then I would run into people more and more who would keep asking me, Whens the next album? and telling me things like, The song you wrote for your mom really helped me. So it wasnt a case, I wouldnt do the record for myself, but seeing people believe in my work made me want to get focused on doing another album again. Now the hold up is not me anymore, but TVT.AHHA: You mentioned that you went through a lot of negative stuff during the recording of your last album. Now youre in a more positive space. Does it come across in the album?Teedra Moses: Yeah. You saw my strength with the last album. If you listened to the album beyond the surface and really for the meaning behind the words you would see my strength. Id say with this album Ive grown even stronger. Ive experienced a couple of other situations with guys besides the Ras Kass incident, which you know about, and really I just love myself more. Ive learned its ok to be strong ,and its ok to be a queen. Its ok to say, You cant knock me down, and I think that mentality comes across the album. It doesnt sound as sad as the last album.AHHA: Who have you worked with on this album?Teedra Moses: As far as producers Ive got Cool and Dre. I have a duet with Raheem DeVaughn. I have Trina on this album - I actually worked with her on her track with Kelly Rowland, which I wrote and shes such a nice person so I had to have her on my album. I have Raphael Saadiq again. Hes not on the album, but he did produce some really, really wonderful records on the album. I have a mix of people. Its still Hip-Hop Soul. Its just seasoned a little different.AHHA: I really enjoyed your blogs. In one of them, you mentioned that we shouldnt be surprised if youre like Bob Marley on your next album. What exactly did you mean by that?Teedra Moses: Girl there is so much going on in this world that we could talk about all kind of dumb sh*t people are doing. I guess you get to the point that you go extremely into that direction so that people can listen and you can say, Lets wake up! Lets look at some of the things that are going on. The worth of a woman, the worth of a mother, means nothing no more. All these different things going on in the world make me want to go extremely to my spiritual side, but I probably wont. You just have those days where you need to rant and rave about sh*t, and I guess I use my blog to do that. Thats what I felt at that particular moment when I said that.AHHA: Is it important for you to write socially conscious music for your own project?Teedra Moses: More than anything, its important for me to encourage. Thats just who I am; thats in my every thought. I feel like Im a friend to whoever listens to my music. Youre not a fan. A fan is a person who goes crazy and puts a person on a pedestal and makes them into a superstar. And thats cool, but I dont really want that. I want people to feel they can come to me and say something to me. Being that person means not being a superstar, but a friend. I want to say to the person whos listening, the same advice I would tell a home girl when they would call me for advice. I want to say the same thing to another child that I would say to my own. I call myself Young Lion and it sounds very arrogant, but if you listen to my words, I am saying, You are too. We are. Were queens, were kings.AHHA: Are you still writing for other people?Teedra Moses: Yeah Im still writing, but not as much anymore, because I now take what comes to me, instead of going out to get work, because Im focused on my own project at the moment. Also because I dont want to just go out and write for anybody and basically just work to get paid. I want to take time and really put all in my work, not just go out and knock a song out for money. Ive got to love it. I will still write for other people though.AHHA: Is it true that you have a role in the up and coming Wendy Williams film?Teedra Moses: Yeah Im playing a girl called Lisa, who is one of Wendys friends. Its not a big role; Im reading for another role at the moment. These are opportunities that just came to me, and not something that I went out to get. Acting would never be something that would take priority over music for me. Music is first and foremost, but Im a creative person and I enjoy trying different creative things.AHHA: Any other creative ventures you would like to get into?Teedra Moses: I have these journals that my mom bought my sister and I, and I would write my thoughts in them since I was a young girl. I think thats how I became I pretty good writer. Ive been writing in these books since before my mother died, and still to do this day. Im starting to compile some of the pages together for a book. I feel words can help people, so this is something thats really important to me. I cant say when it will be done; its not something I want to rush. I constantly have ideas for things to do. You probably know youre a writer. You get so many thoughts and ideas, but youve got to master one and stay focused.AHHA: Anything else you want to say?Teedra Moses: I want to say thank you to the people. I just appreciate the opportunity to make music. Im really just a humble artist who is trying to get my music out there, thats all.