Posted by Media Outrage on November 13th, 2007
More from Karrine Steffans as she did an interview with Pr.com…
PR.com: When you were on Jamie Foxx’s radio show, why did you say that Ray J (Ray J is an R&B singer and younger brother of singer Brandy) was gay?
Karrine Steffans: I don’t remember the Jamie Foxx show (The Foxx Hole on Sirius Satellite Radio) to tell you the truth. I don’t remember anything I said. The Jamie Foxx radio show is one of those things where Jamie’s a good friend of mine. We spent, I think, seven hours together that day on the beach having shots of Patron and drinking champagne and having a good time. Things were said that were just said. It was just good radio. People should stop taking things so literally and so seriously. It’s only radio.
PR.com: So you were just joking around?
Karrine Steffans: I don’t know what I was doing! I was on the radio with Jamie Foxx… drinking. That’s what I was doing.
PR.com: Where do you stand on your reputation within the hip hop community and all of the stories that have gone around about you? Do you embrace it or are you embarrassed by it?
Karrine Steffans: I’m never embarrassed, first of all. That’s impossible. I don’t have a stance on it at all. I don’t care. How ‘bout that? I just don’t care. I live in a bubble and I don’t care what goes on outside of my house and people who live in it with me.
PR.com: You so clearly are capable of being a huge financial success, so why did you depend on men for money for so many years?
Karrine Steffans: Well, I had to get the fodder to write the books to make the money. You don’t just come out of your mom’s womb and make money, you know what I mean? Everyone has to find their way. The fact of the matter is that by twenty-six years old I was a millionaire. How many people can say that? So, forgive me. It only took me twenty-six years. I’ve only been an adult since I’m eighteen, so let’s say it took me eight years. So, it didn’t take me a long time. In the meantime, there were people that supported me and made sure I was ok in the interim. But come on, that’s kind of a silly question. Think about it.
PR.com: I don’t take anything away from you. You became a success at a very early age…
Karrine Steffans: Right, but in the interim you have to have people that are supporting you. People go to college and your mommy and your daddy pay for everything. Other people support you while you’re trying to find your way. I don’t have that, so I had to make my own family, my own friends and my own life and have those people support me while I’m finding my own way. And then when I found my way, I think I did a really good job of hitting it big. So now all those people can look back and say, “You know what, we didn’t help her for no reason at all.” It took me a few years but you can’t blame a girl for having friends that love her and want to support her.
PR.com: But the love wasn’t unconditional…
Karrine Steffans: There are very few loves in your life that will be unconditional. If you’re lucky, you’ll get one or two. Those are probably going to be your parents. If you find someone who’s not related to you who’s going to love you unconditionally, you should marry that person.
(Karrine turns to her fiancé, “Family Matters” actor Darius McCrary, who proclaims his unconditional love for Karrine. She then returns the sentiment before returning her attention back to our conversation.)
Karrine Steffans: Mmm hmmm! That’s my huuuusband. He’s so sexy! (McCrary and Steffans are not yet married.)
PR.com: Why did you choose to expose rapper Method Man as “Papa” (until recently, an unnamed rapper with whom Steffans alleged to have had an ongoing affair) after such a long time of keeping his identity concealed?
Karrine Steffans: It was good business. It was not personal at all. It was just something I had to do for my publisher.
PR.com: In The Vixen Diaries you talked about your experiences doing the press tour for Confessions of a Video Vixen. You mentioned Tyra Banks being a hypocrite and you described her as being a female “male chauvinist,” and said that she turned on you during the interview. What did you feel that she did that was unfair, for people who didn’t see it?
Karrine Steffans: To make a very long tragic story short, when someone who is really not that different from you privately, but is publicly different from you, takes a public high road, then at some point it’s just disgusting. I think that Tyra was new in her job. We filmed my show before her first show ever aired. So, it was two months before she even hit the airwaves, so she was very new at her job. I don’t think that she understood, in her newness, how to be objective while doing the interview and not letting her personal feelings get in the way of being a talk show host, like her mentor which would be Oprah. Having been on Oprah and everyone else, it gave me a chance to see, “Ok. This is how you do it right and this is how you totally fuck it up.” And Tyra totally fucked it up. But she was new. So, I’m going to give her that credit. Maybe she didn’t know or understand, or maybe she’s just a giant bitch.
For the rest of this interview click here.