Chris Brown’s ex, Coochie Tran….I’m sorry I mean Karreuche Tran…recently opened up to VIBE Magazine about her relationship with Breezy, the clothing line she’s partnered up with him on, sitting down to talk with both Chris and Rihanna about the love triangle, her “so called” modeling career and much more! The interview was pretty interesting, and I’m actually looking forward to seeing the line she’s working on with Breezy! Do it Do it K! Check out some of the interview below. The full interview will be available in VIBE’S February/March issue!
VIBE: How did you come up with the concepts for your clothing line? Karrueche Tran: 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.
How long have you two been planning this? 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.
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 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.
When you took over Chris’ women’s line, was that how you guys met? Definitely not. Him asking me to do the line was recent. We met a couple years ago.
Were you styling him at the time? I actually happened to do a random styling job out here in L.A. and that’s how we met.
Did you anticipate that your relationship would blow up into what it is now? I didn’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 hasn’t really given me advice. He completely trusts me with this line. He’s seen my designs and he loves everything so far. He definitely has my back and pushes us forward as well.
But still you have thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram. How do you think people view you? A lot of people are like, “Don’t go on your Twitter, don’t read the blogs.” I do read my Twitter a lot and I get a mixture of the positive people who are like, “I understand, I’ve been there before, stay strong,” and then there’s the negative people who are just always negative for no reason.
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. 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.
Everything just gets misunderstood. Exactly.
How hard is it to work with Chris with everything that’s going on? 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.
Do you think you’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 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)
Do you think there’s ever gonna come a point where it’s just gonna be too hard to maintain a friendship with him? I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’ve been on a rollercoaster for the past year so who knows?
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. 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