Dancing in the Dark with Dev
WRITER Brittany Ineson
PHOTOGRAPHER Natalia Brutalia
You may recognize 22-year-old recording artist Dev from some of her hits "Like a G6" and "In The Dark" but do you really know Dev? Between having her hands full promoting her debut album, raising her daughter and just trying to live a "regular" life, Dev is also filming her MTV reality show. The show follows Dev around during her pregnancy and the release of her upcoming album. It's pretty safe to say that Dev's life is no longer "In The Dark".
Inked: Your show, dev, premieres on May 23rd at 11/10c on MTV, tell us about it!
Dev: it goes into detail of what I'm really going through as an 'up and coming artist'. I work really hard everyday. On top of that I'm having a baby who is born with a birth condition and continues to have multiple surgeries. I’m also engaged to a pro skate boarder, oh yeah and I'm only 22. I'm trying to be a boss. Filming was wack only because I was 8 months pregnant for the most of it, haha, so I wasn't feeling cameras in my face, but I'm getting to share my story, so it's awesome!
Inked: The hour long premiere is going to talk about your daughter Emilia who was born with a condition called gastroschisis - is there a reason you chose to speak about it on the show? Can you tell us a little about the condition and your daughter?
Dev: Emilia was born with a birth defect that had her intestine and bowels growing outside of the skin on her stomach, so when she was born they took her straight into surgery to try and put her intestine back into place. The first surgery took a process of one week to complete. The recovery was a few weeks long, learning to eat and digest was also a few weeks long. I was a new mom who spent my first months with my baby hooked to breathing machines and tubes, and the doctors don't know what causes gastroschisis. I want other families to know I feel their pain and to know they can get through it too. I want to be the voice for other families and people who go through the same things. I want my family to inspire people.