Chris Brown and Nia Guzman's custody issues over their daughter Royalty have played out in the media — and Breezy's Instagram — for the past year, but we've never heard about the drama from Nia's perspective.
The former model, 33, sat down with Latina.com for her first-ever interview and literally opened up the flood gates, spilling all the tea on her baby's father. Guzman drags Chris for the way he's handled co-parenting, lies he's allegedly told on social media and even says the two aren't on speaking terms right now thanks to his comments on Instagram about their daughter in a tutu. Of course, Breezy didn't take kindly to the shade, and promptly clapped back on Instagram. The two have been at war on social media all day, which is especially sad because today's is Royalty's birthday.
To start with, Guzman claims that Breezy knew about their baby long before the news broke to the rest of us. "The world didn’t find out about her until a year ago. He always knew about her, he just wasn’t ready to deal with the situation," she claims. As for what it's like to co-parent with Breezy, she says, "I can’t say anything positive about it… at all. Nothing positive."
As for why she decided to keep the news under wraps for a full year, Guzman says, "I know that he’s young, he’s wild, and he has the bad boy persona, and I just knew that it just wasn’t going to be the best situation. And if I could have still kept it quiet until now, I would have."
Even the way she talks about parenting little Royalty is rooted in shade towards Brown. "I’m not a millionaire like daddy, so of course it is going to be regular on my side," she says. "It’s just going to take a lot of talking and just getting her to know right from right and wrong from wrong, and not be some spoiled little rich kid out here just thinking that the world is hers and she can do whatever she wants. I don’t want her to self-destruct. I want her to be raised normal."
And then, she goes in on him over the whole "ballet outfit" incident of last week, when Breezy posted a photo of Royalty in a black tutu on social media and deemed the outfit inappropriate. Brown acting like he was shocked by the pic on social media, but was a different story behind-the-scenes, says Guzman.
"I mean the fact that I had just spoken with him. He had already seen a video of her on her way to ballet class. To make that remark online, was totally insane to me," she says. "I personally saw nothing wrong with it. She always dresses like that to dance class. It was a cute picture, she had just finished dance, she was pouting. It was a funny moment, and she was leaned back looking at me because she was totally pissed off, because it was time to go. ... I don’t sexualize a toddler, or think of my children in any way like that. So for the backlash of that… I didn’t understand it."
She says that after the ballet class incident, she and Breezy are done talking. "No ," she says bluntly when asked if they've talked since the flare up. "After that comment, I don’t think there’s going to be anything good in talking, so we just don’t."
Still, she says, reports of her being afraid for Royalty's safety while with Brown aren't true. "That’s the false story. I didn’t go back to court to limit his time, at all. That’s never what I wanted," she says. "All I wanted was a set nanny in place, that’s all I was wanting. I never wanted to limit his time or take any of his time from him. I totally want him to be hands on with her, and be a father, and try and get it more focused, and leave all the other bulls**t that he has going on, alone."
Whew! That was a lot. Thought Breezy was just gonna let that one slide? No way. The singer hopped on Instagram almost immediately and flooded Nia's comments with rants, including referring to her as a "poop butt." Lordt.
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(Photos from left: Nia Guzman via Instagram, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)