MF: So let's talk about your album, Undiscovered. Who are your influences?
Hogan: Well my mom raised me on that 80sm style - not 80s, 70s - the funky stuff. She raised me on the Isley Bros. And Earth Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder and all this stuff. You know, that's what I was raised on, and it's funny because a lot of people are like, Brooke, you're this blonde white girl, how come you're doing all this R&B stuff? Like it's so stupid, blah blah blah. But I'm like, you have no idea, this is what I was raised on.
MF: No I mean, it sounds great, it doesn't sound like you're reaching at all with the genre. If you could work with anyone, who would you want to work with? Your dream collaboration -
Hogan: Probably, Stevie Wonder. He is like, oh my gosh, be all - end all with me. I actually met him one time and just I started breaking down crying. So Stevie Wonder, big part.
MF: You have this VH-1 show Hogan Knows Best, Are the camera's going now?
Hogan: No actually, I'm alone. No cameras.
MF: Is that kind of rare?
Hogan: Yeah that is rare, actually. We just finished filming the third season and we get little breaks. I'm like, "oh my gosh, thank you!"
MF: I'm real curious what it's like to be followed around by a team of cameras. What's that like?
Hogan: It's nuts, because I'm always thinking like, can they see that zit that I grew this morning, and like, you know, am I standing underneath a bright light that's making my zits show, am I saying the wrong stuff, am I going to look like an idiot on camera? It's like, you never know, you know?
MF: So, have they ever caught anything that you, or maybe your dad had to go back and say, "you can't air that, or something like that?"
Hogan: Um, probably just, you know, I was getting dressed in my room and one of the cameras walked in on accident, and caught me nude. They weren't planning on using it but we just made sure, you know, nothing came out. (laughs)
MF: So there's no way that your dad is this overprotective, is he?
Hogan: He actually is, but he's lightened up a little bit since I've turned 18. Which is like, so great, because you know, I was starting to go nuts. But he was like, the day that I turned 18 he was like, I want you to know that I'm a really cool guy. You don't have to worry about me being so over-protective. So I was like, really? That's cool.
MF: So what do you look for in a guy? Does he have to be, kind of, super masculine, does he have to stand up to your dad, you know? Or, do you like a shyer type of guy, or what do you look for?
Hogan: You know what, it's funny, because a lot of people are like, oh man, hey Dad's going to probably make her marry like somebody like as strong as him and as great as him, and you know what? I'm just looking for a guy that can make me laugh, and, you know, be sweet to me, and not be jaded, you know, star struck by the business and everything.
MF: What's some of the weirdest stuff that guys have done to get your attention, to get you to go out?
Hogan: Write me letters! They think that it's like a really sweet, romantic thing, like, that I'll be turned on by it, this romantic letter, but really it's like crazy. You know they talk about, like, when I lay with you in the rose petals and stuff, and I'm like, wait a second! Hold up.
MF: So I imagine that guys are intimidated by your dad?
Hogan: Yeah, I mean, if they aren't intimidated by my dad they're definitely intimidated by me. (Laughs) I put the fear of God in guys. You know, if they break my heart, they're in for it.
We aren't that crazy. You know, guys just come and go you just gotta realize that you're 18 years old, you're going to date a lot of people. You know, hopefully in the end you end up with the right person, so…
MF: Absolutely. What's the most embarrassing thing your dad has ever done to protect you.
Hogan: Not to protect me, but I can tell you the most embarrassing thing my dad's done. Well first it would probably be the tracking device, to protect me.
MF: That was real?
Hogan: That was definitely real. You know I found out about that when I watched the episode and I was a little bit peeved.
MF: So you're watching it, and you're with your family, and that's how he told you?
Hogan: Yeah, we were just watching, and I was like, is there still one in my car, or was that just for the show. And he goes, no there's still one in there. I was like, "Oh, my God."
But yeah, that was probably the most embarrassing thing he's done to protect me but as far as just embarrassing, he flew a banner over Scott Storch. Like we went out on Scott Storch's boat, and he flew a banner over the boat.