Karrueche Tran was once a name only associated with rapper Chris Brown. In fact, no one knew who she was besides a "model wannabe" and Chris Brown's on-again, off-again girlfriend.
— Runway96 (@Runway96Fashion) March 10, 2016
Some people called her a "cling-on," accusing her of riding Breezy's coattails to a life of fame.
These days Karrueche Tran is a successful woman in the fashion industry and a solo celebrity, too. She attends red carpet events solo--with no sign of Chris Brown whatsoever.
— Hello Beautiful (@HelloBeautiful) March 5, 2016
When Karrueche Tran learned Chris Brown cheated on her with model Nia Guzman, and fathered her child, she dumped him for good. Many expected the two would soon reconcile, but that simply wasn't to be. Now--nearly a year after their split--Karrueche Tran is making her own headlines.
Who needs Chris Brown?
— Catfish (@CatfishMTV) March 10, 2016
Maybe Chris Brown was a stepping stone for Karrueche Tran. He might have opened some doors she couldn't lift on her own, but she has clearly succeeded on her own laurels.
Were you among those who expected Karrueche Tran to fail once she dumped Chris Brown? Or did you have faith in her abilities from the start--even when she was involved in a love triangle with Chris and Rihanna?