caught up with Estelle to chat about her new album, her newfound confidence and her friend Kanye West’s Grammy Awards rant.EBONY: You don’t shy away from painstakingly revealing yourself and your experiences with fans. Estelle: I use my art kind of like a form of therapy where a lot of people keep things bottled up.Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980), simply known as Estelle, is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress from West London, England.Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop and dance.
Estelle Swaray was born and raised in West London, England.(Yeah, if you have to stand on your tippy toes just to look 5-foot-7-and-a-half me in the eyes, I don't think you are 5-foot-10, dude.) Maybe it was because in the '90s, with the influx of dating sites like JDate and the more secular Match.com, and e Harmony, it was a smorgasbord of women for men, and they could afford to show bad behavior. Patriarchal Grandpa would say to me, "Why haven't you met a nice Jewish man, Estelle? "I'm looking." "You need someone tall, because you're tall, and you also need to learn how to cook," he'd advise.(I'm sure that for every time I said no to a late-night date, whether through JDate or some other site, some less-confident gal was saying yes.) And this was before the book that changed the life of every self-respecting East Coast-living gal: . "That's why you haven't met a nice Jewish man: You don't cook!Is it any wonder that I thought I'd follow in those steps?So here's my confession: I'm a JDate veteran from years ago (OK, the 1990s)., Estelle is done shedding tears and has fallen in love once again. Nobody is gonna love you if you can’t love yourself,” says Estelle.But this time, the object of her affection is truly deserving of her devotion. introduces us to a confident Estelle Fanta Swaray who’s clearly ready to accept herself, flaws and all.I think I became a JDate aficionado after exhausting the limited supply of able-bodied Jewish men from my local temple.Now, the stories I could tell you could boil water!She has experienced mainstream success with the single "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, reaching number 1 in the United Kingdom, and her collaboration with David Guetta in "One Love".Estelle has released several critically acclaimed records and received a Grammy Award among other accolades.