Aspiring rapper Somaya Reece called her a ‘kept bitch’ and maybe she is, but Chrissy Lampkin will tell you there is nothing wrong with the fact that her man, Jim Jones “keeps” her. Thanks to one of Vh1’s latest gems, Love & Hip Hop, we get to meet the woman closest to rapper’s heart (and I don’t mean his eccentric mother, Nancy). Reality shows have a way of distorting the truth to give us drama; while Chrissy won’t deny what they show us, she will confirm that she’s more than what we get to see each episode.
After starting our chat with a few questions Chrissy wasn’t willing to answer, like the alleged hook up with Max B, why she and Jim left Ustream in a hurry after the last episode and the caliber of dudes she dated before Jimmy, I thought she wasn’t going to vibe with me, giving us a stale interview. But Chrissy opened up to me after we stared chatting about how she met Jim initially at a Miami nightclub completely by chance. She was almost giddy as she gushed over how almost immediately they became inseparable. Bottom line, Chrissy loves her man and she let her unconventional proposal prove it. She went on to tell me what she’d do if Jim never commits to her, the infidelity issues or lack thereof in her relationship and why she’s never felt the need to snoop on her man.
We published an article about women proposing to men and it seemed the readers thought it made women look desperate or like the woman is rushing the man. You were bold enough to propose to your man. Why did you do it?
I did it to let him know that I love him enough and I am proud and happy enough to display that to the world. That’s what that’s about. Eventually, we will get married. Am I rushing it? No. Of course people have opinions about me asking him to marry me, but I felt it was the right thing to do. I love him enough and I wanted to share that. It’s how I felt and what I wanted. You need to know what you’re doing with your life. You need to have direction. If that thing doesn’t happen the traditional way, it still needs to happen. So why waste your time? I figured I would cut to the chase. What are we waiting for? There’s nothing wrong with me asking.
Do you feel upset that he never asked you first?
We talk about it a lot, so it’s not like it was something that wasn’t going to happen. We’ve talked and planned. We’re on the same page with it. I felt comfortable enough to ask him. It’s not like it was something that was never talked about and I jumped out the window with it. I knew that it was something we both wanted. I didn’t mind being the first one to step up. We’ve been together almost seven years.
What if he never commits to marrying you?
**read the response and the rest of the interview here**