“It definitely caught me off guard,” she says of “Me & U” mania.“It was like picking someone up off the street and turning them into a singer. It was never a reality for me.”Reality came soon enough as Cassie experienced the inevitable backlash to her comet-like success.Anthony Ryan Leslie (born September 25, 1978), professionally known as Ryan Leslie, is an American recording artist and record producer from Washington, D. Leslie has produced singles for a number of prominent artists in a variety of genres, ranging from R&B and hip hop to pop and gospel.
You know, this is one of those things that if we try to explain it, it will sound moronic. She makes her movie debut this month, starring in In person, however, Cassie comes off as more of a sweet teenager than a hip-hop femme fatale.
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During this time, Diddy heard "Me & U" in a club, and Leslie convinced him to partner his Bad Boy Records with Leslie's Next Selection imprint for the release of Cassie's debut album.
Cassie's self titled debut studio album was released in August 2006, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and features the Billboard Hot 100 top three hit "Me & U", which became a major hit in 2006.
Ventura said in an interview, "I rap, I sing, I do my R&B, I do my slow songs and stuff that the girls will love, I have a down South joint, I have a rock song that I did with my girls this band called Pretty Boys." To promote her album, Cassie performed on Total Request Live and 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live.