*If you missed it, Tisha Campbell-Martin performed her single “Steel Here” for the first time on FOX 11’s “Good Day LA”
Afterwards the actress/singer opened up about forgiving the man who sexually assaulted her when she was three years old, and that the song embodies the freedom that forgiveness gave her.
ON HER NEW SINGLE ‘STEEL HERE’
“Well, you know what happened recently, I released some music. And my album is gunna be coming out soon. And the first single we decided to release was for ‘Steel Here’ and I did the entire album with my producer B. Slade and when we started writing it, it was actually a very positive song about the trials and tribulations that you go through in life in general, and how you don’t look at it as something that is bad, you look at it as a learning experience and that’s a lesson. But, when we decided to do a video, my art is a way of communication, right? So the directress, Viktorija Pashuta said ‘Give me something that you’ve overcome, five things and we’ll pick one.’ And that was the one.”
ON CAMPBELL-MARTIN FORGIVING THE MAN WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED HER
“I decided to do it about, there was a five page letter that I had just received a year ago, from the person that sexually assaulted me when I was three years old. And the apology letter when I received it, it gave me so much freedom, because I forgave immediately, not only him, but to a certain extent, myself, and that’s hard to explain – not that I did anything wrong.”
ON WHETHER OR NOT CAMPBELL-MARTIN WAS PREVIOUSLY CARRYING THE BAGGAGE OF THE SEXUALLY ASSAULT ABUSE WITH HER
“You know what, I didn’t think that I was carrying anything around. But when you feel that amount of freedom when you do actually let it go, there’s a breathing thing that happens.”