SAN DIEGO-- Red-hot pop singer and dancer Jessi Malay will perform in San Diego during Pride weekend, just before she releases her new music video for “Bougie” on Tuesday, July 16.
Malay’s new single has been the buzz of dance clubs and is being played on radio stations nationwide, including on SiriusXM’s “20 On 20.” And Rhea Litre,
one of West Hollywood's fiercest divas, put together a montage of "Bougie."
This weekend, however, Malay will be in America’s Finest City and will perform at 2:50 pm Saturday, July 13, on the Main Stage at the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival. During the parade starting at 11 am Saturday, she will ride on a float with other entertainers.
"It is an absolute honor to be performing at SD Pride this year," Malay tells San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. "With the recent repeal of DOMA and Prop 8, it is a privilege to be part of such an historic event at such an important time for the LGBT community and California! Love should be celebrated not judged, and I can’t wait to be part of this weekend’s celebrations in San Diego."
In addition, Malay will perform at Martinis Above Fourth on Friday evening and at Bourbon Street on Saturday night.
Malay made a name for herself as a member of the Jive Records girl group No Secrets, known for the hit song, “That’s What Girls Do,” featured in the Rachel McAdams/Rob Schneider film, “Hot Chick.”
Since then, Malay has worked with Young Joc, Lil Scrappy and Trey Songz. Most of her tracks were written and produced by songwriting/production team TOJ, who have worked with artists such as Cher, Whitney Houston, ‘N Sync, Donna Summer and Elton John. Other producers include Jonathan “JR” Rotem, Oak and Stargate.
Malay signed with Warner Bros Records, and established her own label and production company.
She is currently recording her debut album, touring the club circuit across the country and abroad, promoting her new fashion site “My White T” and celebrating the success of her new single, “Bougie.”
Malay describes the making of the music video that debuts next week.
"Making the music video for 'Bougie' was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. It was the perfect opportunity to show the world who I am as an artist and I think it does just that," she said.
"The video show cases some of the hottest fashions, cutting-edge dance moves, and a few other fun surprises that are not to be missed! I had the unique opportunity of working with the best production team out there; it was an absolute dream to watch them help bring to life this concept we worked so hard on. Everyone from the director to the dancers and our glam squad was amazing and I just can’t wait until you get to see it. It was a lot of fun to create and I hope the fans love it as much as I do!"