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.

That’s the same thing I said. It is what is it. I’m not looking to be his friend; I don’t want to be his friend. At some point we need to make amends. I’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 I’m to the point now where I could…

Sit down and have that conversation?

Yes. There should be no reason why we can’t be in the same room without you having a good time and me having a good time. So now that I’m 24, I see that differently. I don’t think how I was thinking when I was 18 or 19. Hot headed and crazy.

We know that you can’t confirm but you were supposed to be on it before (Love & Hip Hop). Why’d you decide not to do it?

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I don’t like to go into things blind. It’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 it’s a bad one or not, he’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 won’t have reacted the way that I wanted to, I’m still an artist. So I didn’t want to do anything to temper my brand. Now I’m calmer, I think. I still have a temper but I think before I get mad. I think in a political way. As women we’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 didn’t really have the control to, have a lot of say so in my image.

What’s your biggest challenge being a female rapper from the South?

I think I’ve passed that challenge but I will speak for all the other female rappers. Just being a woman period, in the industry, in a man’s world, it’s really hard. For me, it’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 I’ve actually overcame that. But it was a challenge because Southern artists aren’t really as lyrical so NY so it’s a bit challenge. But I think for me as Diamond, I don’t face that challenge.

Okay I have to ask about your relationship. What’s the thing you love the most about Soulja Boy?

That’s my best. We’re best friends. His ambition, his drive to challenge himself to take on other challenges not just musically. It’s him being a businessman and matching his brands with other things. I want to say he’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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