J-14 Exclusive: Kayla Brianna Talks Music and Touring with Mindless Behavior

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Newcomer Kayla Brianna debuted her first single, "If You Love Me" at a Lakers/Heat game earlier this year and also opened for Mindless Behavior on their #1 Girl tour! While she was on tour, she came by the J-14 offices to give us the inside scoop on her music and what it's really like to tour with Mindless Behavior! J-14: How did you get your start in music? Kayla: I actually started in musical theater which kind of led me into singing which led me to just being a solo artist. I was also in a few girl groups as well, and that kind of prepped me for where I am now. Our name was Bella Steez.

J-14: What is the most exciting thing you've gotten to do so far as an artist?

Kayla: I think this tour was kind of my big break. It was my first tour. A funny story is that I actually got attacked in Louisville outside of my tour bus. I never thought that would happen, but people were pulling my arms and my hair. They were happy to see me, but there was a lot of people around. I was kind of scared, but at the same time I was like, "They love me."

J-14: What is it like touring with Mindless Behavior? Kayla Brianna: It's really a lot of fun. A lot of people think they are silly and crazy, but at their hotel, they have slumber parties and pillow fights. We hang out a lot, and it's not just me. It's also Jacob Latimore who is on the tour as well, so we all just hang out collectively and talk or go to eat or go go-cart racing.

J-14: That sounds like fun! Which member are you closest with?

Kayla: Probably Princeton. He's the one with the big afro. He's really cool. They're all really cool, but me and him are really close. We relate the most.

J-14: What's next for you? Kayla: Shooting the video for the song "Bombs Away" that I have and just finishing up the album, and then I'm going to get into acting and things like that so I'm excited. What do you think of Kayla Brianna?

Photo courtesy of Laura Knipping/J-14 Magazine.

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