Queerty Query: Crystal Waters

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Crystal Waters has saved the day for tomorrow’s Manhattan Mardi Gras party. She’s filling in for Barbara Tucker, who had to cancel at the last minute. Waters recently caught up with Bradford Shellhammer and commented on Madonna’s lyrics, why she loves Bono, and her special psychic friend.

Hi Crystal, what are you currently working on?
I’m finishing up a deal with XM Radio for my own show called “Crystal’s House” which should start airing in June or July. I have 3 dance songs scheduled for release this spring and even some R&B stuff. Also look for me in an upcoming episode of The Wire on HBO this fall!

What do you have in store for the Manhattan Mardi Gras show?
It was kind of late notice but I would love to get some costumes, don’t know if I have time though. So I guess I’ll just have to rock the house!

We still listen to “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love” all the time. They still don’t sound dated. Were you expecting the success of those two singles?
Well for “Gypsy Woman” no. I didn’t understand the scope of dance music at the time. By the time “100%” came out, I was pretty sure it was going to be a hit.

Do you ever get a chance to read blogs?
No, I spend too much time searching the Internet as it is.

More Crystal after the jump.


What do you think of the new Madonna album?
Haven’t heard all of it, but of what I have heard the lyrical content seems a little weak. But hey, it’s Madonna!

Any records you’re feeling these days?
I was in a dance club a month ago and heard something really nice but didn’t get the name. I’m kinda tired of hip-hop. Love Sean Paul, though!

Which performers inspire you?
Hmmm, that’s a hard one because different artists inspire me for different reasons. Right now I would day Bono from U2.

What do you miss most of the 1990s club scene?
The money.

Any message you want to send out to your gay fans?
Get ready… I’m coming!

I read that a psychic told you to go in to music. Have you been to a psychic recently?

Well, I talked to Dionne Warwick the other day. Does that count?