Eve got Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath, to sign her back in the day by acting like a weed girl in Philadelphia. Eve said in an interview, “My managers at the time were the local drug dealers. And they called me and said, ‘Yo, we got [Dre’s] right-hand man coming in town . . . You’re gonna act like you’re the weed girl because he wants some weed.’ ” Later Eve asked friends, “What the hell am I going to do when I got no weed?” “They said, ‘[We’ll] just put some music on, and you start rapping.’ So we got to this house. I stood up, they put a tape in, and I started rapping. And the guy was like, ‘What the f - - k . . . Where’s the weed?’ ” But “he finished listening to me, he let me rap, and then he called Dre right there and was like, ‘I think we found our girl.’ That next weekend, I was in LA recording a demo for Dr. Dre. I got dropped eight months later and was back in Philly.” She later signed with Ruff Ryders.

US Weekly Hot Hollywood 2008

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