Phor Dishes On New Music And New Love
Their on-off relationship was one of the most talked about storylines on “Black Ink Chicago.”
But Phor, the level-headed tattoo artist turned rapper on the VH1 reality show, is setting the record straight on his time dating Kat as well as the status of love life today.
“Me and Kat had a past, but I still love her and she still loves me,” the yellow and green dreadlocked artist told BOSSIP. “We worked out our issues. We started off as office friends and we mixed business with pleasure. But I’m still rooting for her and she’s still rooting for me.”
“We don’t talk as much, but it’s still cool,” Phor added. “It’s all love, plus my girl ain’t having it!”
And speaking of his new relationship, Phor, fresh off performing at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, said his current girlfriend is the real deal, and fans would get a closer look at his new boo in the second season of the reality show.
“Me and Kat didn’t have a relationship. We were dating,” he said. “This is my first real relationship in two, three years. I was scared to give Kat a real relationship because things got so crazy. It’s hard to work like that too – the person I’m mad at is right next to me.”
Besides his love life, Phor said viewers would see him keep cast members from being at each other’s throats and starting to take his rap career more seriously.
“You’re gonna see a lot more of the music, taking it to another level,” he said. “A little of the love interest. I’m still that peace maker who wants to make things right, even when they can’t be right.”
The Black Ink Chicago star was in New York this week to promote his single, “Do It,” off of his new album, “Lightening Bug,” on Devyne Stephens’ Upfront Megatainment label. He said he’s been flexing his alterna-rap chops years before he picked up a tattoo pen, and his music had a broad appeal.
“It feels good that I had something that the people like,” he said. “I come from an era where lyrics matter. You have to still be relevant, and have a catchy song.”