Laughs I know that seems to be the word. Well, what advice can you offer women who are trying to change their Mr. I dated someone who was younger than me and the rest of the world came down on our relationship saying that he had an ulterior motive. Your relationship with him received a lot of public scrutiny. No, I wasn't referring to D'Angelo. When I was dating him he wore glasses, had short hair and his pants were hanging down to his butt. He was just a year-old kid with big shorts and nobody cared and no one saw his beauty but me.
I promise you when your record drops your lips are gonna become famous, your eyes—everything will become famous. People have always credited the success of Brown Sugar to you. What people need to know is that we were in love with each other so my presence, my spirit, my gift, all of that flowed into our relationship. So where he was in his life as an individual had a lot to do with how he expressed those songs.
If anything, the beautiful part of Angie—the best friend, the confidant, the songwriter, the supportive lover—inspired his music. We work extremely well together, but I have a respect for him as a musician, as a Black man because I understand the pressure of the will to do greatness with the odds against you and your spirit has been broken. For the sake of my son, I would never disrespect his father.
There are times that we are silent and there are times that we laugh. So was it difficult letting go of the intimate part of your relationship? Did you ever feel like you had to work harder on your relationship once he became a superstar?
Does he get to see your year-old son Michael often? As his friend, did you run to his side after he had his run-in with the law? I have a son with him, so when he got into a car accident that affects my child because my son adores his father. If the shoe was on the other foot I would expect him to do the same thing. On Celebrity Fit Club you struggled with a heart condition and were told by the judges that you were health enough to work out.
Do you think your resistance was simply a mental shutdown? What people need to understand is that VH1 is not going to put the company in a position to be sued. Originally, the medication they had me on was wrong and through no fault of theirs I failed to do what I was supposed to do with the medication.
However, we learned that my body was retaining a lot of fluid, which could lead to congestive heart failure, so the level of intensity they were putting me through was putting my health at risk. Yes, I remember watching you struggle during the biking challenge. What they failed to show was that the bike had been taped on third gear. No one can pedal wheels that feel like rubber bands are pulling against your movement, which is like pedaling on a constant incline.
Were there any benefits to your participation on the show? Before I went on the show I was between sizes 18 and But you can ask any of my high school friends, I had the baddest body in the school. It was other people who had the problem. So I was always good with me.