She was giving her "Church Announcements" as she calls them, which
are basically the rules and expectations of The Juice Joint. One thing that stuck out to me the most and made me feel right at home was when she said "NO EGOS ALLOWED"!
"When you come in here, all we care about is your soul, & souls don't have titles. I created this for the people so if and when you come into our house, you are one of us!"
Mel let it be known that she created this space and atmosphere for her and her friends to have a place to gather and be free, and she refuses to allow ANYONE to change that aspect of Tha Juice Joint.
That is why it was a must for me to get to know her just a little bit better.
I walked up to her and she had a very welcoming demenor that it almost felt like we knew each other already. I just wanted to let her know that the event was amazing and I would love to talk to her to learn more about what she has going on out here in Los Angeles, CA. We exchanged information and that's when I found out that she was also from Alabama, my home state, and I knew I had to interview her.
Outside of creating her brand "The 27 Brand" , Mel is an amazing artist. I found this out after following her on Instagram and seeing other aspects of her life.