Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Actress Demetria McKinney brings chic elegance to Sheen Magazine’s  January/February Reinvent Yourself issue.  The famed star of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne  discusses her music career and how she came to meet Tyler Perry, the man that would help her career to skyrocket. The NAACP Image Award recipient sheds light on her influences such as Whitney Houston.

“My influence is the late and great Whitney Houston. I was the little girl tying a pom-pom to my head and singing ‘I Want To Dance with Somebody.’ Whitney got me through so many obstacles.”

McKinney also outlines all the lessons that she has learned from the roles she’s played and how she keeps balance and peace in her life. She also dishes about her musical collaboration with Musiq Soulchild and his diverse producing skills.

“When I met Musiq Soulchild, all I knew was his voice. I didn’t know he had so many different flavors of voice like rap, spoken word, swing and R&B.  He was so versatile as a producer.”

The issue also features spotlights on Eve, Jennifer Hudson, Paula Patton, Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta’s  Mimi Faust and Leigh Bush formerly known as Sammie.  Check out Demetria McKinney’s amazing photos below:




Photo Credit: Sheen Magazine