Amerie's Mother Wanted Her To Be A Novelist

R+B star AMERIE's went against her mother's wishes to launch a music career - she wanted her daughter to be a novelist. Amerie insists she had an overwhelming urge to be a singer - outweighing the desire to please her mom. Amerie, 27, says, "Mom wanted me to do something traditional, like be a novelist and work in the countryside, "If you want something really badly, instinct takes over to make it happen."


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