Artist & Rising Reality Show Star Chats With BOSSIP
“Love & Hip Hop: New York’s” James R. said he decided to ditch his now ex-girlfriend rapper MariahLynn after she made it clear that she’d never leave DJ Self’s Gwinnin management for him.
“She’s just hard headed,” the tatted up, easy on the eyes rapper told BOSSIP. “James R. feels he has no much to offer, and someone else is going to make me feel like the king that I am.”
The rapper and newest cast member of the “Love & Hip Hop: New York” franchise got on the show after meeting MariahLynn at Amber Rose’s Slut Walk march in L.A., he said. The pair began dating off screen, and on LHHNY, James R. tried to give her career advice and wanted to take over managing her.
“Unfortunately,” James R said, “she’s loyal to Gwinnin’ and James R isn’t trying to hear the word ‘no.’
James R then began talking to other girls, and the rapper – who likes to refer to himself in the third person – later found himself in the middle of a love triangle between MariahLynn and video model Sophia Body. He told the latter that he was no longer dating MariahLynn. And when MariahLynn walked in on the pair at James and Sophia’s sexy video shoot, she literally started swinging on her.
“She’s still reaching out, but James R has moved on,” he said. “He wants a baby who gone listen.”
Despite the onscreen drama with his love life, James R insisted that he’s more than just a player.
He said he endured a hardscrabble childhood in Brooklyn where his mother struggled to cope raising four kids after his father went to prison. He said he developed a strong work ethic at a young age: when he was seven, he got his first job bagging groceries and gave his tips to his mom to help pay the bills. He said he later worked as a model before going into the music industry and is the father of a daughter, Savannah James.
“She’s a very loving child, and that’s where I get my love from,” he said. “That’s what keeps me going,” he said. “Of course, James R wants love too, but now I know that’s all the love I need.”