Last week Chris Brown publicly battled with his baby mama Nia Guzman after she posted a picture of their daughter Royalty on Instagram that Chris did not like [click here if you missed that].
Nia opens up about the backlash from the photo and addresses those pesky gold digger rumors...
From Latina Magazine
This week, there was a lot of talk about the photo of Royalty in her ballet outfit. Did you think that was going to be as huge as it was, and why did you think it was important to respond to Chris?
I mean the fact that I had just spoken with him. He had already seen a video of her on her way to ballet class. To make that remark online, was totally insane to me. Because I have a phone. I have a phone, and I tried over and over and over to co-parent, to try and get this right. It went global! The picture’s everywhere! I personally saw nothing wrong with it. She always dresses like that to dance class. It was a cute picture, she had just finished dance, she was pouting. It was a funny moment, and she was leaned back looking at me because she was totally pissed off, because it was time to go. She was done with the class, but she didn’t want to leave. She just wanted to sit there. So, that’s the moment that I captured and it was funny to me! I don’t sexualize a toddler, or think of my children in any way like that. So for the backlash of that… I didn’t understand it.People have so many misconceptions about you, and they just throw you into this stereotype. What’s the most untrue thing you’ve ever heard about yourself?
Gold-digging. I think this whole money issue too has been out of control. This number that people are stuck on, this $15K, this $16K… that is something that is legally calculated, from dad’s income. So, it’s not even a set number. I just want to have Royalty in a safer home. I would want it to be not leave to dad, and not be in a mansion, and huge playrooms and backyards and TV rooms, and then she comes home with me and you know, she’s in a small apartment. I just want to keep her balanced. He feels like she should have everything when she’s with him, and limited when she’s with me. And I don’t think that is ok, at all.In addition to the photo going viral, there was news about the court battle about limiting the amount of days Chris is allowed to see Royalty. Does that mean you’re worried about her safety when she’s with him?
No. That’s the false story. I didn’t go back to court to limit his time, at all. That’s never what I wanted. What’s in place right now, his days that he gets her, was agreed upon. I agreed to that. That’s what I wanted for him. It wasn’t court ordered or anything like that, all the way from the first agreement. It was agreed. And so this time around, all I wanted was a set nanny in place, that’s all I was wanting. I never wanted to limit his time or take any of his time from him. I totally want him to be hands on with her, and be a father, and try and get it more focused, and leave all the other bullsh-t that he has going on, alone.
Read the full interview here