Cassie Talks About Her Upcoming Album, Whitney Houston's Career, Shares Advice From Diddy & More

Cassie stopped by MTV and somehow no one had a heart attack.

Cassie stopped by MTV, and somehow I was allowed into a private room with her. My eyeballs are somehow still situated in my head, and I didn't melt into a puddle of unworthiness. I don't know how either, guys, but let's not ask questions. So, yeah, Cassie came by MTV last week to spill some secrets on her upcoming album (!!!), her favorite Whitney Houston moments and what working with Diddy (her boss at Bad Boy) is like. And yay, I recorded the whole thing! (While she was here, Cassie also made some time to make everyone around her feel really ugly because she might literally be the prettiest person in the world. Not her fault!)

Because you're a Cassie fan yourself, surely you're attuned to the fact that the world's been patiently waiting for official new Cassie material for a really long time. It's been six years since "Me & U" topped charts pretty much everywhere charts exist, but the release of Cassie's latest single, "King Of Hearts," marks her much-anticipated comeback. The song is part jungle beats, part chilly R&B, and 100 percent danceable, and fans are confident that Cassie is back for real this time. She might be even better than before (though how that's possible I can't even begin to get my head around).

+ Check out Buzzworthy's interview with Cassie after the jump where she discusses her favorite Whitney Houston moments, some words of wisdom from her boss Diddy and more. And check out Cassie's latest, "King Of Hearts."

BUZZWORTHY: Before we get to your album, let's talk about Whitney Houston and her tragic passing. What are some of your favorite Whitney Houston memories or moments? Had you ever met her?

CASSIE: I've never met her, but that would have been amazing. "I Will Always Love You" has been stuck in my head for the past four days, and "Waiting to Exhale" is one of my favorite movies. And that soundtrack... She was such an amazing, legendary human being, and her voice just brought so much to the music industry and inspired so many people. And when it happened on CNN and they were playing all of her videos and performances and everything, I was just like, "Wow, this career is just like... out of this world."

BUZZWORTHY: What can fans expect to hear on your new album?

CASSIE: My new album is just a little bit of stuff for everybody. On "King Of Hearts" I worked with a producer named J2, and it's got that jungle/dance/pop vibe. And then on what might be my second single I worked with Jean Baptiste [Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna] on a song called "Money On Love," and it's a little bit funkier. And then I also have my R&B ballads, and I have a ska record called "Mr. Valentine." It's kind of a little bit of everything, and that's who I am. I change my clothes five times a day!

BUZZWORTHY: What do you think is the biggest lesson you've learned working with Diddy?

CASSIE: To be patient. You know, your time comes when you're ready and the world is ready to see. He's always like, "When you're ready, they'll be ready." So, I'm finally ready.

BUZZWORTHY: Who are some of the artists you most want to collaborate with?

CASSIE: I would love to collaborate with SBTRKT! And I don't know who the artists are on it, but I've been listening to the "Drive" soundtrack. It's amazing! I loved the movie! The soundtrack is--anybody on there! I've been obsessed with it. Listening to it nonstop.

BUZZWORTHY: Finally, this question is more for me but you're gorgeous -- please tell me you eat junk food. And if you do, what's your favorite?

CASSIE: [Laughs] I eat McDonald's at least once a week.

BUZZWORTHY: No, you don't.

CASSIE: Yes, I do. McDonald's and Burger King! I get um... "What she order? Fish filet." [Laughs] Or the chicken sandwich with cheese at Burger King. No, I eat tons of junk food. I try to eat healthy too, though. 'Cause sometimes when we're running around we don't get any time to go to the gym or anything like that so I try to eat salads and drink lots of water.

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