Playboy.com: What is your sexiest on set story?
One of the last shoots I did with a good friend of mine, Tiffany Crystal. It was fun because it was the first time I did a girl-on-girl thing, but it was cool because it was my friend. Usually when you do Playboy shoots they don’t have a theme, but this one was virtual reality, very artsy. It was kind of like a Lady Gaga prop costume that I got to lay down in and it moved. She was the sexy scientist and I was the sexy experiment.
Playboy.com: You recently dropped your first single as Widow White. Have you always wanted to be a rapper or was modeling your initial goal?
I started out in modeling, and to be honest I never though I was talented enough to rap. I write poetry and I was writing songs on my computer and one day I drank a bottle of wine and wrote a rap song to one of Wiz Khalifa’s beats and I thought it would be funny to send it to a photographer I was friends with. He was like, “You know, Sydney, this really isn’t that bad.” He had a friend that was in the music business and he passed it along to that friend, who was like, “This is actually really good considering you recorded it on your computer and you’re coming from Playboy,” so we recorded a few tracks. Now I’m working with a really great producer, Mike Dez who works with DJ Skee; it’s working out.
Playboy.com: Who are your greatest musical influences?
I love Blondie because she’s the first female rapper. I love Nirvana, Chamillionaire because I’m from Texas. I have eclectic music taste; I can listen to Jimi Hendrix, the Wu Tang Clan and then I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Playboy.com: Name three albums you think everyone should own.
Definitely Nevermind by Nirvana, …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, I’m sorry, I love Britney Spears, old school. I love reggae music so Kona Town by Pepper.
Playboy.com: Who is your dream collaborator?
It would be Kanye West or Chamillionaire, just because Chamillionaire is the first rapper I ever listened to.
Playboy.com: Your look changed from girl-next-door to sexpot recently; what inspired this?
I’m getting older, I’m 24 now, so I’m growing into myself and I’m more comfortable with my sexuality. It’s part of becoming a woman. People can Google the gradual change.
Playboy.com: How would you describe your new look?
I like to think sex kitten with an edge.
Playboy.com: What makes you feel sexiest?
A glass of wine and a tight dress.
Playboy.com: You reference partying often in your music; what is your signature drink?
Right now I’m obsessed with Sex on the Beaches. It’s a really lame drink and girly, but I love sex on the beach.
Playboy.com: Do you actually love sex on the beach?
Yeah, I love both of them, but the drink is pretty good and there’s no sand.
Playboy.com: Are there any naughty fantasies you haven’t lived out?
I’ve always wanted someone to feed me grapes naked and that has not happened yet.
Playboy.com: What are you attracted to in a man?
I like guys that are honest, that can make me laugh, more of a calming personality and can deal with what I’m doing, with me as a person. Someone that can accept me, that’s my number one priority.
*Playboy.com: If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would you choose and why? *
Anna Nicole Smith, because I love Anna—I actually have a portrait of her with her signature tattooed on my side. She’s from Texas. Edgar Allan Poe because who doesn’t love his poetry, I grew up reading it. Lil Wayne because I feel like with those three people it would already be a crazy mix and I love his music, he’s a great lyricist. Then I’d probably add Kurt Cobain to that, and Jimi Hendrix. I don’t know what would go on that day, but Edgar might be a party pooper…we might have to switch him out.
Playboy.com: What were you like in high school?
I was not cool at all. I was like Malibu’s Most Wanted. I’d also jam out hardcore rap, I’m from Texas so I’d always do New Orleans, old-school Franchize Boyz, old-school Lil Wayne, real ghetto music, while everyone else was driving around listening to The Fray at a reasonable volume. I was definitely the wild child, the cheerleader and everything. I went to private school so guys were a little intimidated by me.
Playboy.com: Any interesting projects in the works?
Finishing my EP with producer Mike Dez. It’s called Shake the Baby and it’s supposed to be a little bit raunchy. It’s going to have lots of different types of songs. There are a lot of dance songs and I have one song on there that’s really poppy, so it’s going to be a mix of things. I’m super stoked.
Playboy.com: What is some life advice you think everyone should take?
I have a quote tattooed on my arm that I just love and live by, and it’s “Love all, trust you and do wrong to none.”
Playboy.com: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I have no idea to be totally honest, because if you would have asked me this question 10 years ago I wouldn’t have seen myself here at all. I’m going to let life take its course.
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