Karrueche Tran the ex of superstar Chris Brown talks her new clothing line ‘The Kill‘, Chris Brown and more. Check out inside.
Karrueche sits down with VIBE to discuss a little about her new clothing line and of course the drama in her life:
VIBE: How did you come up with the concepts for your clothing line?
Chris [Brown] wanted to do a female line for his menâ€™s line [“Black Pyramid”]. So he asked me to take over and “The Kill” was gonna be a womenâ€™s only line but itâ€™s actually unisex.
How long have you two been planning this?
Itâ€™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. Thatâ€™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 â€˜cause things werenâ€™t 100% completely done. Thatâ€™s why we waited.
How is the name â€œThe Killâ€ representati
I was at home one day and this song â€œIn For The Killâ€ by La Roux was stuck in my head, so â€œThe Killâ€ stuck out to me.
When people first started hearing about you, you were labeled as “an aspiring model.” Are you still doing that now?
I never was an official model. I always tell people Iâ€™m not a model but Iâ€™ve done modeling. Now Iâ€™m signed with a commercial agency, so hopefully that is going to pick up but before I was just doing favors for friends who needed somebody for their lookbook.
Did you anticipate that your relationship would blow up into what it is now?
I didnâ€™t expect it at all. We were friends for a while before we started dating.
Since Chris has his own lines, what advice has he given you in terms of being the creative director for “The Kill?”
(Laughs) He hasnâ€™t really given me advice. He completely trusts me with this line. Heâ€™s seen my designs and he loves everything so far. He definitely has my back and pushes us forward as well.
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. Itâ€™s a lot going on but it could be a lot worse. And thatâ€™s how I look at life. I take it for what it is. I move forward, grow from it and at this point, thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m doing. Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m good.
How hard is it to work with Chris with everything thatâ€™s going on?
At the end of the day, he will always be a friend. Weâ€™ll always care about each other. We wonâ€™t allow that to interfere. Our business is business.
Do you think youâ€™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 Iâ€™ve always put it in my mind to remember that. For me, Iâ€™d love to meet somebody and grow and build a foundation, but I donâ€™t want to even think about marriage right now. I canâ€™t even get a clothing line out. (laughs)
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. Iâ€™m a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, Iâ€™d do it. Iâ€™m a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot.
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