One year later she made another mixtape "Sucka Free" which made her Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards.
In 2009 she made her third mixtape "Beam Me Up Scotty" which got positive reviews from BET and MTV.
She became a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and American Idol veteran Randy Jackson.
In 2012, she provided the voice for the character Steffie in the film Ice Age: Continental Drift and in 2014, she played a supporting role in the romantic comedy The Other Woman.
Her relationship with producer Safaree Samuels ended in 2014.