Former “Jump Off/Video Vixen” chick and three-time ‘New York Bestseller” Karrine Steffans recently sat down with Vibe Vixen for a very candid interview, where she talked about her two failed marriages, clearing up the rumors surrounding her joining the cast of Basketball Wives: LA, still being in love with rapper Lil Wayne, and planning to do her own reality TV spin-off with Queen Latifah backing the project.
No, I’m not going to be on the show. Someone told me that a cast member went to MediaTakeout and told them I was going to be on the show as a ploy to boost ratings because it was losing so much hype. So I called a particular cast member who I heard spread the rumor and she’s been dodging me which is weird.
On whether she would consider joining the show:
No, never. I don’t own the show, and I always remember and apply something that Magic Johnson taught me years ago—power is in ownership. If I don’t own it, I don’t want to be a part of it.
On her and Jackie Christie being friends:
[Laughs] I’m not going to say, but I called a particular cast member to ask. This is the second time that they’ve done that. The first time was for the first season. When I call her, no answer. Text message, no answer. Called her again, no answer.
How long were you with your most recent ex-husband?
We were together up until a couple of months ago, while I’m still married to my second husband, while I’m still in Vegas with Lil Wayne. All this is going on at the same time.
It seems that you would be happy with Wayne. What stops you from truly making that relationship work?
My first husband [Darius McCrary] and I were good friends for like eight years before we started dating, then we got married and that marriage was tumultuous. It ended in divorce but we were still living together after our divorce, then all of a sudden I up and married someone last year unbeknownst to [Darius], just so I could end that relationship. The person that I’m married to now, I don’t even know this person. It was really just for show.
On getting out of her first marriage:
Yeah, it was very difficult to break those ties. But that didn’t even work because my first husband came back. People can say what they want to say about me, but I’ve had more husbands than women have had boyfriends. Men either marry a whore or cheat on his wife with one. You gotta cook, clean, fuck, suck, do everything and do it very well, and men will want you forever; I can’t shake Darius to save my fucking life. Wayne has been in my life this whole time.
On her current relationship with Weezy:
Wayne and I have kept a relationship through my two husbands, his three kids, three additional baby mamas, three of his albums, three of my books, three of his arrests, one year in prison and three engagements on his part. We are indestructible and I find it fascinating. I’m in constant contact with this person every day, every other day. He is a part of my being. I’m not me without him. He makes me very happy, [but] I couldn’t be with Wayne. I couldn’t live Wayne’s life.
On her reaction to his recent health scares:
I woke up in the middle of the night and I felt weird. I looked at my phone and had all these missed calls and messages. Some of them were from people that were in Wayne’s camp. My whole body started shaking because I didn’t know what happened yet. I had to go online and read it because no one was getting back to me right away, of course. I [remember] standing in the bathroom reading about him being sick online and me being really scared. I was in the bathroom pacing until I got the text message back from him, and I just started crying. I got one message back from him and he says, ‘Babe, I’m OK.’ Everyday after that we’ve been a little closer. That relationship is everything to me, but it’s not what people think it is. It’s not sexual and it’s not financial. It is very spiritual and he’s like my battery pack. When I’m down, when I’m in a really rough space, he always pulls me out of that and he has no idea what he’s done for me.