Soul Siren Nina shared that she will once again perform on ASAP Rocks when she releases her next album soon. Nina used to appear weekly on ASAP together with her fellow Sessionistas like Aiza Seguerra, Richard Poon, Sitti, and Princess Velasco. However, the petite singer has long since stopped appearing on the Sunday variety show.
When asked if her album launch on ASAP in the coming weeks will mark her return to the show as a regular performer, Nina replied vaguely, “Actually, meron [akong appearance sa show] kasi ‘yun naman ang crucial don, ‘pag lumabas na ‘yung album makikita na nila ako.” Nina also said that she also misses her fellow Sessionistas. Asked about their relationship, she replied, “Okay naman, same pa rin.”
Nina’s absence on ASAP also spawned controversies, like the rumor that she allegedly got pregnant. “Kahit dati pa kauumpisa ko pa lang buntis na [raw] ako. Sa umpisa ko pa lang may anak na ako kaagad. [‘Yun pala] anak ng kapatid ko, close ko kasi ‘yun. ’Yung mga ganong bagay ‘di ko na pinapansin. Kung buntis man ako tingnan na lang nila by themselves. Kung minsan na malaki puson ko baka meron lang ako nung mga araw na ‘yon kaya malaki ang puson,” she joked.
The singer just arrived in the country after a series of shows in the United States. “Masaya kasi may mga kababayan natin na para silang nasabik sa performance ng mga Pilipino. I’m sure ganun talaga sila, masayahin lang talaga ang mga Pilipino so hindi nakakapagod mag-perform sa kanila kahit na sunud-sunod ‘yung flight namin from one state to another.” Nina said that she performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Alaska.
Apart from other shows abroad, Nina is now focused on the nearing release of her next album which is set for the last week of September. She also took pride in saying that she exerted her time and effort for her next album. “Talagang tinutukan ko ‘to [album] ibang sound naman pero may Nina touch. Gusto ko lagi ‘pag may lumalabas na album may bago. Kung pare-pareho baka magsawa sila, so ibang touch ng music pero may Nina pa rin. I’m sure mage-enjoy sila,” she assured. She said further that she is not pressured by the expectations to turn her album into a hit like her previous ones. “Gusto ko lang gumawa ng album para sa mga taong makikinig sa akin, hindi ko pine-pressure ang sarili ko na kailangan ko ‘tong pagbutihan para mag-double platinum. Ang gino-goal ko dito ay magustuhan ng tao. So kung magkaroon man ng award o magkaroon ng double platinum, bonus na lang ‘yon.”