Reverend Jesse Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter, Ashley (AKA AJae), has released her first single this week. The song, “Just Do Me”, is all about being brave enough to just be yourself.
The rising star announced her move into the entertainment industry just last month, promising to deliver a host of talents — singling, rapping, writing music, dancing, and acting — and positive, uplifting tunes. “I love music so much,” AJae said. “It has been a part of me since my birth.” According to her mother, Motown Hits were always the key to getting AJae to stop crying as a baby.
She was born to the Reverend and his mistress, Dr. Karin Stanford in 1999, inciting quite a bit of public attention. However, growing up in that strange spotlight has not deterred AJae from growing into a sweet and happy girl, with the potential to be a wonderful role model to young girls everywhere. “My ultimate goal in life is to make a positive contribution to society in whatever way I can.” She added, “I am focused on using my talents to help make the world a better place, especially for young girls like me!”
She is inspired by strong female artists like Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Jhene Aiko, and classics such as Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross.
AJae stated, “In my life, I always put family and God first.”
Check out a sneak peek of “Just Do Me.”