2012 was a rough year for Karrueche Tran, what with her being put in the middle of a very public love triangle Chris Brown and Rihanna. However, it seems like the girl is determined to make 2013 better, moving onward and upward! In an exclusive interview with VIBE, she spoke openly about her new clothing line, her modeling, and about what it’s like working with Chris now!
ON HER UPCOMING CLOTHING LINE “THE KILL”:
“Chris wanted to do a female line for his men’s line [“Black Pyramid”]. So he asked me to take over and “The Kill” was gonna be a women’s only line but it’s actually unisex.When I first started, I pretty much thought of the name. Then from there, we started making very basic sample t-shirts, hats, beanies and socks. That’s what a lot of people saw online and on Instagram. They saw certain people wearing it, so it created this really big buzz in our very first stages. We got a little bit ahead of ourselves and we wanted to do this really awesome launch on 12/12/12, but we kinda had to slow it down ‘cause things weren’t 100% completely done. That’s why we waited.”
ON WORKING WITH CHRIS FOR THE LINE AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP:
“He completely trusts me with this line. He’s seen my designs and he loves everything so far. He definitely has my back and pushes us forward as well. At the end of the day, he will always be a friend. We’ll always care about each other. We won’t allow that to interfere. Our business is business.”
ON BEING LABELED A MODEL:
“I never was an official model. I always tell people I’m not a model but I’ve done modeling. Now I’m signed with a commercial agency, so hopefully that is going to pick up but before I was just doing favors for friends who needed somebody for their lookbook.”
WILL SHE, CHRIS, AND RIHANNA WILL EVER SIT DOWN AND TALK THINGS THROUGH?
“For everybody, emotionally, that would just be way too much. I’m a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, I’d do it. I’m a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot.”
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