The dinner was sponsored by The Humane Society and hosted by Americaâ€™s Next Top Model photographer/judge Nigel Barker. Here’s what the 24-year-old singer had to say:
JJJ: Are The Cheetah Girls really over?
AB: I think that the brand has now come to an end. But like everything – High School Musical will no longer be. Same thing. We had a great run. But I think Disney – it was a platform for us to continue the dreams and they want to spread the same Cheetah Girl message to carry with us, which is Girl empowerment. Every project that the three of us do will always incorporate that. We’ll be friends forever. We’ve always connected in a way – like the first time I ever had a Barbie was a Sabrina and Kiely doll. I will never forget that. It was a great experience and I’m really, really happy I was a part of it.
JJJ: What is your favorite song of all the Cheetah movies?
AB: ‘No Place Like Us.’ I think it’s the one that I related to the most. It’s a ballad that really talks about that if you have fame and fortune, you have nothing if you don’t have the people you love around you. It’s a song that when I listened to it for the first time, I cried. It’s so true. Like none of this matters unless you’re doing great things like going to charities, if you family to love, people to share it with. It just means nothing if they’re not there with you.
We’ll miss you, Cheetah Girls!