Nobody can help a hopeless case like Karrueche Tran’s, not even Iyanla Vanzant.
The renowned OWN TV host dug through Tran’s emotional state to help the model get over her tumultuous relationship with singer Chris Brown.
During the Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran special, Tran poured her heart out in an attempt to put herself in better light due to people’s negative judgment of her on-again, off-again relationship with the (in)famous singer.
“I want my voice to be heard. For a long time I kept it very mute just because that’s the way I preferred it, but I think there are a lot of misconceptions about me and I want to be able to clear it up and a chance to tell my story and my side,” Tran said.
Vanzant asked Tran how she felt on learning about her ex-boyfriend’s baby and the actress/model can only say that she felt hurt and betrayed. “I feel like I let myself down,” she said.
Seemingly superficial questions arose during the interview, including “Where was Chris Brown taking you to dinner,” “Did you sleep with him too fast,” and “So are you clear you are famous by association,” which sounded judgmental and might have worsen Tran’s already bruised social media status.
Kind words were offered to Tran using the hashtag #KarruecheSpeaks while others accused the model of dating Brown for the fame.
Maybe this IS about money or about FAME and maybe it is about how we do what we do when we don’t know how to do better #KarruecheSpeaks
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) March 29, 2015
— OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV) March 29, 2015
— Erica (@EricaAkpan) March 29, 2015
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) March 29, 2015
Although Vanzant tried to wake Tran up from her nightmarish love fantasies, Tran still declared that her relationship with Chris Brown was real, saying “He did give me love. Maybe it wasn’t the right love or the same level…There’s no doubt in my mind that Chris loves me. I know he does.”
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 29, 2015