Karlie Redd and Lyfe Jennings don’t appear to be friendly exes. The pair’s romance was documented on Season 5 of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” but it went down in flames after the “Must Be Nice” singer fake proposed to the veteran reality star.
On episode 14 of the show, Lyfe pulled out what seemed like a huge diamond ring and told Karlie that it was for her. However, the sparkly bling wasn’t an engagement ring it was a breakup ring. To make the situation worse, Karlie had the ring appraised and was told that it most likely cost Lyfe around $10.
During an appearance on Bossip’s “Don’t Be Scared” podcast Friday, Karlie opened up about the faux proposal telling the outlet that she should have known Lyfe wasn’t really popping the question because he’s a “fake person.” “When you’re a fake from the get-go you can’t even afford to buy — it wasn’t even a bubble gum ring,” she said. “He’s a fake person so I expected a fake ring.”
According to Karlie, their relationship started off rocky from their very first date. The model and TV personality said their first time going out was “weird” and she wasn’t sure if he was trying to use her. “He told me to get dressed and we had a f---ing photoshoot in front of his car,” she dished. “He had a photographer. So that’s when you know like, ‘wait, were you using me?’
It appears things didn’t get better between the two. The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star said her phone conversations with Lyfe weren’t all that interesting and she didn’t really like calling him. “I would have conversations with him and when you talking to your man you wanna know how you’re doing, can I cook for you, can I help you with your businesses, can I help you grow? His s--- was, ‘He , I saw the atoms and the molecules today.’ Weirdo,” she said.
For his part, Lyfe wasn’t all that happy with their relationship either. Last month, the R&B singer told Atlanta’s “Situations with Wanda Smith” radio show that he felt Karlie wasn’t a good role model for his children. “I don’t want to bad mouth the lady, man, but it’s like again, I feel like I’m overqualified for that position,” he said. “It’s always gossip with her; she talking about what this person doing, what this person doing. And I just be thinking, is this somebody I really want to introduce my children to.”