Throughout her relationship with Chris Brown, Cali native Karrueche Tran has never, ever been vocal about her life with the R&B singer, even when every spotlight in the world was shining in. But now that she has a clothing line to promote, little Miss Tran is making her promotional rounds, and rightfully so!
Karrueche anticipated launching her new unisex clothing line “The Kill” on 12-12-12, but due to some minor setbacks, she was forced to push the release back.
Following the push, Vibe magazine caught up with Karrueche to talk about the line that was once intended to be a spin-off of Chris Brown’s Black Pyramid clothing line. Kae details her working relationship with Chris, her personal relationship with him, and finally for the first time, she reveals exactly how she feels about the relationship between Chris and Rihanna.
Check it out below.
How did you come up with the concepts for your clothing line?
Karrueche Tran: Chris [Brown] 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.
How long have you two been planning this?
It’s been a few months. 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.
How do you feel about it? Are you happy with your love life at the current moment?
I mean at the time, but right now of course not. It’s a lot going on but it could be a lot worse. And that’s how I look at life. I take it for what it is. I move forward, grow from it and at this point, that’s what I’m doing. I’m not gonna sit and dwell and become consumed in that negativity because I could very much be that person, especially when things are so public and so thrown in my face. But like I said, things can be much worse. So I’m good.
Do you think you’ve found the person you could spend the rest of your life with?
I do care about him and I do love him. Family is very important to me, and I’ve always put it in my mind to remember that. For me, I’d love to meet somebody and grow and build a foundation, but I don’t want to even think about marriage right now. I can’t even get a clothing line out. (laughs)
Do you think there’s ever gonna come a point where it’s just gonna be too hard to maintain a friendship with him?
I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’ve been on a roller coaster for the past year so who knows?
If you could sit down with Chris and Rihanna in the same room, what would you want to get off your chest?
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.
Kudos to Vibe for keeping it delicate and purpose driven with this sensitive article. Head over to Vibe to read the full interview.