Love & Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante and her daughter Taina attended the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY this past weekend. The mom of two recently sat down with Creme magazine to talk about her relationship(or lack thereof) with rapper Fabolous. Check out snippets from the interview now.
On being more than a baby’s mother[Emily has a son named Johan with Fabolous]: Emily is so much more than just a baby’s mother. I’m an entrepreneur, a mom, and a friend. I do wear my heart on my sleeve but I’m real. I’m honest. I’m ambitious. I want the best for everybody, and for myself. I’m just like anybody else. I have struggles, but anybody can overcome their struggles. I just hope that people can take the journey with me and grow with me.
On moving on from the rapper: I focused on my career. When you’re in a relationship sometimes and you’re going through it, you kind of forget about everything else that needs to happen in your life. I just focused on my clothing line. And that’s my man [laughs]. You know, that’s my baby. And I put all my energy into that. And really, just having a goal, or maybe a hobby, or just focusing on something else, really helped me. My clothing line is definitely something that keeps me busy, and it keeps my thoughts on that. Because [healing] is definitely a long process, and it takes a lot of work. And if your mind ain’t right, there’s no way in the world that you can accomplish something like that. So, I had to get my mind right.
On advising her daughter: I would tell my daughter to never put a man first. You always come first. And focus on school, focus on you. You have the rest of your life to be with a man. Sometimes these girls don’t feel loved, or sometimes they don’t have anybody in their lives to tell them they’re beautiful. So the first time a boy comes around telling them all the things they want to hear, they fall for that. So I always tell my daughter that she’s beautiful and I love her. I want her to feel loved. And you don’t need to get that from a man. You can get that from your family and from your friends.”
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