Karrueche Tran is trying to put as much distance between herself and her ex Chris Brown as time and space will allow. The model/host/actress opened up to BBC News about her past relationship, and the negative comments she still faces because of it.
"Negative stuff was being said and being brought up. A lot of people were like, 'She's only famous because of Chris Brown." I want to respond but I've learned it's best to just let it go and not even put any energy towards that," says Kae. "I used to date him, and now as I am growing into myself and maturing and getting my career together, I am starting to have my own name without having to be associated."
She continues, "I feel like I shouldn't have to explain myself to anybody because this is my life and I can do whatever I want. But in the same breath, it's like, now that I am trying to focus on my career and get my stuff together, I have to clear up certain things."
Not an easy task, she says, when the world looks at you as either opportunistic or clueless. "A lot of people think I am a weak individual because of past situations and when it comes to business sometimes people don't want to be involved with somebody like that," she says. "Which is understandable, but it s**ks, because I'm not a weak person. It's these people who sit behind their phones and just say mean things, just because."
As for the current status of her relationship with Brown, she adds, "We're not friends or anything like that at this point."
Hopefully Kae will find success in her post-Breezy life with her various endeavors. In the meantime, if you want to get to know the 28-year-old a little better, watch her on the panel of BET's Young Hollywood edition of Genius Talks, below:
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