Cassandra Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known by her stage name Cassie, is an American model, hip hop singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and occasional music video actress. Cassie is best known for her single "Me & U", which became a hit in 2006. The singer's self-titled debut album, Cassie, was released on August 8, 2006. The album spawned two singles, "Me & U" and "Long Way 2 Go", and sold 321,000 copies in the US.
Following "rocky" live performances, Sean "Diddy" Combs said that he would be working with Cassie to develop her music career. Cassie's second studio album, tentatively titled Electro Love, is scheduled to be released in 2009. The album's buzz single, "Official Girl", featured rapper Lil Wayne. The album's official first single, "Must Be Love", featuring Diddy, was sent to radio in April 2009 with a digital release on April 14th, 2009.