Kaya Jones is no stranger to the glitz and glamour Las Vegas offers. As a former Pussycat Doll, Jones has shared the stage with living legends. One fond memory involved singing backup for powerhouse rocker Mick Jagger.
“[He’s] amazing! He’s got moves like Jagger,” Jones told The Seattle Lesbian. “All jokes aside he’s a legend. Katy Perry was with me [singing backup] as well, so we both enjoyed the process to be around such greatness. It was a magical moment.”
Jones had a personal mission to become involved with Dinah Vegas this year.
“Well, every year they choose amazing artists to perform. So, it’s a coveted spot to achieve. I asked my team member to reach out and see what we could make possible,” she said. “I’m just lucky and happy they decided to go with me. There’s so many artists they could have chosen, so I hope to do the event big time justice as they’ve put their faith in me.”
We have a feeling Jones won’t disappoint. When asked what she envisions for her performance, she shares, “for sure sexy back! I’m going all out on this one with a bang, so you’ll all have to wait and see!”
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Jones maintains that her former Pussycat Dolls days were good to her and the rest of the group. In fact, the red hot members still support one another to this day – from afar.
“We don’t keep in touch, but do see each other and say hello when we do,” she said. “We all have careers and I’m proud to have been a part of an amazing collective of women.”
One of Jones’ favorite Pussycat Dolls memories involved a lot of estrogen, go figure!
“Performing at MGM Grand Garden Arena with Tom Jones, Cindy Lauper, Joss Stone, Patti Labelle, Blondie, and Jessica Simpson. It was and epic night of power women!”
Her music has catapulted her from the booty-bumping “Buttons” mix from the Pussycat Dolls catalog.
“I’m all Dance EDM now and couldn’t be happier to be the raver I am,” she said.
Music producer Jimmy Iovine gave Jones advice she offers now to other aspiring stars: “Listen to your instincts.”
Now Jones has some advice of her own to give Dinah Vegas virgins.
“Sleep, rest and hydrate the week before as your gonna need stamina for this epic girls weekend of non-stop raving!” she said. “It’s all about being a fabulous powerful woman! So come ready to play!”
Dubbed the EDM Princess, there’s one event Jones is most looking forward to at Dinah Vegas this year: her own.
“I have friends and fans coming in from everywhere! So I’m beyond excited to perform,” she said.
But all hype aside, she’s not in it for the fame game.
“I’m not into the fame. I’m into the work,” she said. “If I become significant I’ll get the fame. I don’t believe in the hype. It’s my job and I love performing and singing. Attention I’ve never been okay with – I’m still learning how to deal with fame. One day at a time.”
We asked her what repelled her from fame.
“Bad smells. I am obsessed with smells,” she said. “From food to perfume. I love anything that smells amazing! Person, food or business deal.”
Jones says her broad fan net includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folk.
“They’re my family,” she said. “I’ve been trying to advocate and support my peeps for as long as I can remember. It’s where my heart is. My cousin is openly gay and five out of six of my best friends are gay. So, to me it’s close to home. I’ve always spoken up when possible for LGBTQ rights and will continue to do so. The fight is far from over or near to where it needs to be. We are all Human. Period. These aren’t just LGBTQ rights, these are human rights. How dear we judge or deny a human from receiving, giving or wanting to be loved.”