Karrueche Tran went on a Instagram tirade on Wednesday afternoon after being called one of hip hop’s most notorious side chicks.
“When no one understands you … they misinterpret you … judge you … label you … this is embarrassing to see, but I can do nothing but laugh because at the end of the day you can say whatever you want about me … Label me however you please … Your words do not define who I am. I’m happy with myself … Flaws..wrong choices..mistakes and all and that’s all that matters. I usually don’t speak up on shit like this but whatever. I have family that has to see shit like this. I don’t even think we’re all on the same page as to what a “side chick” really is.. Either way,” she wrote.
VH1 recently posted an article listing some of the music industry’s most known side pieces; Karruche, Lil, Kim and Joseline Hernandez to name a few.
Karrueche publicly dated r&b singer, Chris Brown on-and-off for years. According to reports, Brown allegedly proposed to Tran before his May 5th birthday while she visited him in jail. And while some might call the fashion designer a side chick, we say she is more of a ride-or-die chick/girlfriend. Over the past year, Tran has been by Brown’s side during his string of legal woes.
Sound off: What is the true definition of a side chick?
Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract
Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.
Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four and clarified what really happened.
“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained. “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”
H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”
After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”
She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.
They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.
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