Nia Guzman and Chris Brown have a beautiful baby girl together, but when it comes to their relationship, things are for the lack of better words, bitter.
From custody battles to social media wars, the singer and former model have publicly been at odds since the world learned about their daughter, Royalty’s inception. And now, nearly a year and a half after being in the public eye, Guzman is finally speaking out.
The 33-year-old mother of two sat down with Latina magazine for her first ever interview and set the record straight on a number of issues. Guzman got incredibly candid about co-parenting, her relationship with Brown and even addressed the viral photo of Royalty, who turned two today, wearing a leotard and leg warmers that Breezy was up in arms about.
Brown always knew about baby Royalty: Nia admitted earlier this week via Instagram that Chris always knew about their daughter, even though the world didn’t find out until last March. But during her chat with the publication, Guzman explained why she chose to keep the news private. “It was just on both parts. I knew what the outcome was going to be once it came out. I was very fearful for… everything that’s going on now. I know that he’s young, he’s wild, and he has the bad boy persona, and I just knew that it just wasn’t going to be the best situation. And if I could have still kept it quiet until now, I would have.”
Chris and Nia started off as good friends: “We had mutual acquaintances, that’s how we met, probably a good five or six years ago. And it was always just a friendship, and it was just nothing more, nothing less. It was just a friendship. And not until the custody issues were raised, that’s when we stopped talking and negativity started. But in the beginning of all this, it was all love. We both went through breakups, we both dealt with them, we both checked on each other throughout everything going on. And then to be here now is just really… is just really crazy, and it’s really hurtful. I don’t know how to get back to the way we were, until time can heal that.”
Response to ballet outfit: Last week, Chris ranted via Instagram that his daughter’s ballet outfit was inappropriate for a 2-year-old child. In response, Nia replied on social media that Brown needed to “go pray.”
“I mean the fact that I had just spoken with him. He had already seen a video of her on her way to ballet class,” she told Latina. “To make that remark online, was totally insane to me. Because I have a phone. I have a phone, and I tried over and over and over to co-parent, to try and get this right. It went global! The picture’s everywhere! I personally saw nothing wrong with it. She always dresses like that to dance class. It was a cute picture, she had just finished dance, she was pouting. It was a funny moment, and she was leaned back looking at me because she was totally pissed off, because it was time to go. She was done with the class, but she didn’t want to leave. She just wanted to sit there. So, that’s the moment that I captured and it was funny to me! I don’t sexualize a toddler, or think of my children in any way like that. So for the backlash of that… I didn’t understand it.
Nia does not want to limit Brown’s time with their child: Earlier this week, it was reported that Nia asked a judge to limit the amount of time Brown spends with his daughter and that she wants every moment to be supervised because of his alleged drug use and gang affiliation.
But according to Guzman, she “didn’t go back to court to limit his time, at all. That’s never what I wanted. What’s in place right now, his days that he gets her, was agreed upon. I agreed to that. That’s what I wanted for him. It wasn’t court ordered or anything like that, all the way from the first agreement.”
She added, “It was agreed. And so this time around, all I wanted was a set nanny in place, that’s all I was wanting. I never wanted to limit his time or take any of his time from him. I totally want him to be hands on with her, and be a father, and try and get it more focused, and leave all the other bullsh-t that he has going on, alone.”
Doesn’t think Brown can watch their 2-year-old on his own: “He knows he cannot do it on his own. She’s only two, and she’s a lot of work. I just wanted a nanny in place when she was with him, and it be agreed upon. It’s not like I was just going to throw anybody in there, it was something that we would agree, and this was what it was going to be, and then we go forth.”
Nia is not a gold digger: There have been reports suggesting Nia is asking for more child support and because of that, folks assume she is a gold digger. “I think this whole money issue too has been out of control,” she told the website. “This number that people are stuck on, this $15K, this $16K… that is something that is legally calculated, from dad’s income. So, it’s not even a set number. I just want to have Royalty in a safer home. I would want it to be not leave to dad, and not be in a mansion, and huge playrooms and backyards and TV rooms, and then she comes home with me and you know, she’s in a small apartment. I just want to keep her balanced. He feels like she should have everything when she’s with him, and limited when she’s with me. And I don’t think that is ok, at all.”
Guzman wants to get into the medical field: “Eventually when everything calms down, I’m going to get my license out here for radiology, for the CT and the MRIs, nothing major. And just go back to everyday life, or what I used to live in Houston. I’ve just got to wait for everything to calm down, and maybe get some help out here. I’m trying to get my mom to move out here, and then maybe I can go forth with my life,” she said.