And she thanks Britney for her new solo success - because she met producer Timbaland while on tour with the pop superstar.
She says, "A year later, he had a deal with INTERSCOPE RECORDS with Beat Club and he asked me to come be a part of it. I was like, 'Yeah, I don't even have to think about that.'"
Arkansas native Dean admits her biggest plus point so far - as she attempts to win over critics and record executives - is she's white.
She explains, "People have heard my music and are expecting this 'sista' and they get this white girl."30/01/2004 02:23