The Dream is doin’ his best to maintain that his marriage isn’t in any trouble. Pop the hood for his take on the “Caught Creepin’” pictures, why he doesn’t really help Christina with the baby and why Ciara only has one more shot to get it right. We’ve also got new photos of C.Mili and Violet
In a recent interview with Parlour Magazine The Dream claims everything is on the up and up with his marriage:
We recently saw a rumor that you and wife Christina are experiencing issues because you’re unfaithful… on camera. True?
The-Dream: The rumors are not true and it really boils my blood. Christina and I are cool. People keep asking, ‘Why haven’t we seen you guys out together?’ I’m working, that’s why you haven’t seen us. She’s at work too in Los Angeles. The women in the pictures are actually legitimate friends of mine. The photo with me in the car and another woman… she’s a good friend who’s at my house all the time. It’s sad, because [the blogs] have humiliated her. She feels bad, I feel bad and you don’t know what that [judgement] does to that person.
How are Christina and baby Violet?
Violet is great, I just saw her last night. She’s three months and one week old with a definite personality. I think she’s going to be a sassy talker. Right now, she’s just long, fat and looks like me. I know Christina hates it because she’s looking at the baby like ‘Where am I? I did all the work for nine months!’
Do you help Christina out when you’re home?
I don’t because my “helping out” turns into expectations. I’ll get Violet on a late night maybe one or two times, but after that, no. If Christina’s tired, call the nanny, call Violet’s granny. We got people.
Has Violet met her sister, Navy, your daughter from your previous marriage to singer, Nivea?
Navy, who’s five years old, hasn’t seen Violet yet because Christina’s been working in Los Angeles but that’ll change for the BET awards later this month. I may bring Navy to Los Angeles with me. She’s also full of personality, right now she’s all about herself.
What’s with the names drawn from colors?
I was trying to think of the personality of the person. I chose Navy because it’s a strong color but it’s understated and classy to me, and that’s why I gave her that name. With Violet, her name just happened to be a color later.
What effect has re-marriage had on “Love King”?
I think I’m more of a bad guy on this album and I don’t think Christina had a lot to do with it. I live in a certain creative place when I make an album. I could be writing about something I experienced two years ago, that I’m just dealing with now. I have stories and I’m willing to tell them how I see it. I think that’s why people appreciate my music.
You’ve said you’re going to end your solo career after “Love King,” still true?
I thought about going out with a bang but I’m black, I could be telling a lie. My decision would never be based on sales or where my singles sit on the charts. My career is really based in writing and production and when I’m performing, that part of my career takes away from my production side, so really the choice to stop would be to make sure my production business remains in tact.
Speaking of producing you’ve got a track on Drake’s “Thank Me Later” LP called “Shut It Down” and you’ve just finished writing Ciara’s entire new album too. Is this really her last shot at pop stardom?
I think so. You only get so many times to, and I won’t say fail, but not achieve. There’s an expectation of where Ciara should be in her career. To others, she’s achieved but not to us, because we saw where her career was headed. But now she’s back on the horse. When she first came out I, like Lil Jon and Jazze Pha, understood exactly who she was. It was that whole Atlanta vibe because if i’m not Atlanta, no one is. I knew if I had a chance to get with her creatively, there’s a specific type of swagger that she’s got. Tricky and I did her whole album, but it’s not all shallow songs like “Ride.” There’s play time but there’s substance too, it’s a great listen.
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SMH @ “I’m Black, I could be telling a lie” — doesn’t that go for EVERYTHING you just said???
And WOW at somebody really publicly goin’ in and confirming what we’ve been saying about Ci-Error for the last three years — she lost it and she’s gonna have to go hard to get it back!
On another note – we truly hope that he and Christina are as “cool” as he says. We’d hate to see another black family broken up… From what we have heard they don’t even have a pre-nup so if he’s trying to pull a Tiger on her, she can definitely pull an Elin on him.
Check out her photo from the NOH8 campaign below: