Karrueche Tran Dishes on Clothing Line, Love Triangle With Chris & Rihanna

Rucuss staffJanuary 9, 2013

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran is trying to come into her own.

Karrueche doesn’t want to be known as just Brown’s ex-girlfriend, but as a entrepeneur and model. But its been hard to accomplish that since her love triangle with Brown and Rihanna has played out in the media.

The threesome have been in a messy love triangle for months now, ever since Brown publicly admitted that he was in love with Karrueche and Rihanna back in October. Brown, who broke up with Karrueche the same month, has been allegedly dating both of them.

And to make matters worse, Karrueche and Brown are business partners. They spend quite a bit of time together on their business ventures, which includes a few clothing lines and a foundation.

Karrueche sat down with VIBE magazine and talked about her clothing line and her love life. Check out excerpts from the interview below.

On how she came up with the concept and planning ‘The Kill’ clothing line:

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. 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.

On being a model

I never was an official model. I always tell people I’m not a model but I’ve done modeling. Now I’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.

On meeting Chris Brown and their business relationship

I actually happened to do a random styling job out here in L.A. and that’s how we met. I didn’t expect [our relationship into what it is now]. We were friends for a while before we started dating. At the end of the day, he will always be a friend. We’ll always care about each other. We won’t allow that to interfere. Our business is business.

On her love life

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.

I do care about [Chris] 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)

On what she would say if she sat down with Chris and Rihanna

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.

Check out more of Karrueche’s interview over at VIBE.


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