Thursday, November 19, 2009
VH1 Interview: Just Right (For The Love Of Ray-J)
How was your time on the show?
Um, it was cool. It was fine. I mean, it was all right.
What did you think about your portrayal?
Oh, I didn’t like it because I’m a very outgoing person and they made it seem like I was shy. Everybody that knows me that’s seen it was like, “You were acting shy!” I wasn’t acting shy — it’s the way it’s edited. Like, I know Lava. I know she’s not crazy. But right now, a lot of people when they bring up Lava to me now, they’re like, “That crazy girl, Lava.” I’d rather be called “boring,” though. I’d take boring over crazy any day.
There was a post on YBF suggesting that you were edited the way you were because of your connection to Trey Songz. Did you see that, and what did you think of it?
I saw the story. What do I think of it? I don’t know. People are going to say what they want to say. I know this now: I can’t even post a picture on my Twitter without it being on a site talking about Ray J’s girls and their Halloween costumes. I’m so easy going, it’s like, whatever.
Are you dating Trey?
I’m not answering any of those questions. Ray J actually was nice, and I really liked him. We had a good time on our date. I don’t know why it was portrayed the way it was, but hey, you know?
Was there any truth to the fact that you mentioned Trey in the house, and that was edited out?
I don’t remember.
Fair enough. In the first episode, you and Mz Berry were kind of designated as the “older girls.” What did you think about that?
Honestly, we were more mature than half the girls in the house. I felt like I was on a better level with the girls in the season half than the second one. I’m not on the same level as the girls that were in the house this time.
Did you think that they were too young and wild?
Not wild, just immature! There were just a lot of things about them I didn’t relate to. I related to Mz Berry, I liked the craziness in Heartbreaker, and I liked Exotica. And Gifts was cool, I liked her too, but I didn’t relate to a lot of the girls. I was on a totally different level than a lot of them.
Did you have any beef with anyone?
No, I just ignored them. And I think that’s probably why they got rid of me so fast. I wasn’t all into the drama that Extra was causing. I looked over her, probably because I’m older. I looked over the little petty stuff with her. I didn’t draw myself into it.
You said that your date with Ray was good.
Yes! I honestly came on the show because I probably wouldn’t have met him any other time. I wanted to get him to know me. But I didn’t take him seriously, which was probably why I wasn’t more aggressive. It’s supposed to be 50/50, and after a while I was like, “OK, is he for real? Or is he faking?”
Were you disappointed at all to be eliminated?
I was! I was just like, “Oh…” You know? I didn’t see a connection with Popper, I didn’t see a connection with Paradeez. I didn’t see a connection with a lot of the girls, and I was just like, “OK, I guess it is what it is.”
Did your kids watch the show?
Yes, they did. It was like, “Whatever,” with them. They didn’t care. My son said, “Oh god, now they’re going to ask me a whole lot of questions at school.”
It was your daughter’s birthday that first night. Was it tough for you to miss that?
She was OK. I made sure that she was very well taken care of before I left. Believe me, she had a wonderful birthday party. She spent a lot of money, so she was happy.
No, no regrets. It could have been worse for me. I could have been the crazy girl, or the girl who smashed the homey…and that’s not the case.