Shar Jackson wants something Britney Spears has.
A music career.
The former “Moesha” star, in the spotlight lately for recently giving birth to her second child with Spears’ husband, Kevin Federline, is going full force in 2005 with her long-in-development pop group, Mpulz.
“It’s a five-girl group, multiracial, pop, R&Bish, really, really, funky,” Jackson said of the group at VH1’s Big in ’04 Awards (see “Craziness, Politics, And Plenty Of ‘Reality’ At VH1 Big In ’04 Awards” ).
Mpulz first appeared on 2001’s “The Princess Diaries” soundtrack, but lineup changes have delayed the release of their debut album, which will feature some familiar producers and guests.
“I’m not gonna say yet, I want it to be a big surprise, but it’s some really incredible people,” Jackson said.
The album will include material written by Jackson about her situation with Federline, which served as tabloid fodder for months. The first single, “Hot Girls,” is due early next year. “It’s kind of fitting because, you know, we’re hot girls,” Jackson said.
Meanwhile, Jackson is also shooting a reality show about her life. “It’s just following the life of a single mom in Hollywood, you know, just raising her kids and doing her thing,” she said.
And how are the young ones? “They’re awesome,” she said, obviously missing them. “Don’t talk about them, I’m gonna cry.”