The Jasmine Brand took time to chat up with Atlanta rapper Diamond. The beautiful 24 year-old is currently romanced by rapper Soulja Boy and is ready to set the record straight on rumors, why she turned down Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and why she would like to be cordial with her ex Lil Scrappy. Check out full interview inside.
You would think after having a relationship with someone for so long that you could finally be friends.
Thatâ€™s the same thing I said. It is what is it. Iâ€™m not looking to be his friend; I donâ€™t want to be his friend. At some point we need to make amends. Iâ€™m to the point now, because I know at one point he was trying to reach out, and I was still angry from a lot of things that happened in the past. I think Iâ€™m to the point now where I couldâ€¦
Sit down and have that conversation?
Yes. There should be no reason why we canâ€™t be in the same room without you having a good time and me having a good time. So now that Iâ€™m 24, I see that differently. I donâ€™t think how I was thinking when I was 18 or 19. Hot headed and crazy.
We know that you canâ€™t confirm but you were supposed to be on it before (Love & Hip Hop). Whyâ€™d you decide not to do it?
I didnâ€™t know what I was getting myself into. I donâ€™t like to go into things blind. Itâ€™s weird. Because God is really dealing with me. I know that having faith, you have to step out sometimes and trust that, whatever you do, whatever decisions you make, whether itâ€™s a bad one or not, heâ€™ll turn around and make it into something positive. So now that I realize that. But at that point, I was a loose cannon. So anybody that would have came at my any kind of way, or if I wonâ€™t have reacted the way that I wanted to, Iâ€™m still an artist. So I didnâ€™t want to do anything to temper my brand. Now Iâ€™m calmer, I think. I still have a temper but I think before I get mad. I think in a political way. As women weâ€™re so emotional. But as man, they cannot get along with someone but still get this money together. So that was a combination of things and I didnâ€™t really have the control to, have a lot of say so in my image.
Whatâ€™s your biggest challenge being a female rapper from the South?
I think Iâ€™ve passed that challenge but I will speak for all the other female rappers. Just being a woman period, in the industry, in a manâ€™s world, itâ€™s really hard. For me, itâ€™s overcoming things and showing that I can stand as an individual outside of Crime Mobb. And as a woman from the South, New York and the West coast are always known to run things in hip-hop. So I feel like Iâ€™ve actually overcame that. But it was a challenge because Southern artists arenâ€™t really as lyrical so NY so itâ€™s a bit challenge. But I think for me as Diamond, I donâ€™t face that challenge.
Okay I have to ask about your relationship. Whatâ€™s the thing you love the most aboutÂ Soulja Boy?
Thatâ€™s my best. Weâ€™re best friends. His ambition, his drive to challenge himself to take on other challenges not just musically. Itâ€™s him being a businessman and matching his brands with other things. I want to say heâ€™s one of the first ones that initiated me to think on that level, when I started spending more time with him.
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