Christina Milian revealed on Tuesday’s episode of Christina Milian Turned Up that an ex-boyfriend once held a loaded gun to her head. The singer says she shared the shocking story to bring awareness to domestic violence issues and encourage other women in similar situations to seek help.
“So I was 17, going into 18, and I met a boy and he had this sarcasm about him that I just thought was super funny,” she explained to author Tanya Williams on the show. “But that sarcasm turned out to be something a little bit more dark, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into.”
“He literally put a bullet in the gun and pointed it at my face. Staring down the barrel of a gun is the scariest thing you could ever experience. It’s not funny, it’s not for the movies. There’s a chance of life or death in one click, that’s it.”
Opening up about it is the first step. And admitting to it. You are not stuck. Tell someone. https://t.co/M8ksfgNqUb
— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) December 16, 2015
That experience led Milian to began promoting an app called Stop-Attack, “an assault-response application for your iPhone.” When activated, the program becomes a “virtual witness to assaults (verbal or physical) capturing moment-by-moment details via video and audio recordings, which are sent directly to secured cloud storage in real time.” The app is currently on the iTunes store for .99 cents. It’s also worth nothing that Christina is a Stop-Attack brand ambassador and equity owner.
As for the crazy ex, the actress says she ran away one day and never called him back.
Stand up to #hate and #negativity by taking the #StopAttackChallenge! Write an anti-bullying or anti-violence saying on your hand, hold your hand up to the camera and take the photo, post it on your #instagram page and tag #five of your friends to do the same! #ChristinaMilian and #Karrueche have both taken the challenge. Now it's your turn! #StopAttackApp #StopAttackChallenge #AntiBullying #AntiViolence #Celebs