*sigh* Okay so here we go.
Young Money’s Christina Milian was out and about during the weekend of the BET Awards doing press when she was asked about her ex-huband The-Dream and his relationship with their daughter Violet, 2. Christina revealed that she’s not too thrilled with Dream’s parenting methods, which according to her doesn’t include spending any quality child with Violet, but instead providing for her financially.
All I care about is my daughter. When it comes to the case of parenting and having another parent, I really would like for her to have a father in her life. And I wasn’t really happy at the moment and I’m still not in the best case but I’ve come to the realization that I have to be a 150 – 200 percent mom for her. It’s not about finances. No, it’s about spending time.
I remember what it was like as a child being raised by my dad and it meant something to me. And he and I actually had an off time when I was a teenager because he had left us for a while but he came back and he’s back in my life and I’m so thankful because he meant a lot to me and he taught me so much and gave me even that little bit of fear knowing that my dad was there to not do the wrong thing with men. All that kind of stuff. So, I just would like that for her. But she’ll have that. And she’ll have that in somebody that will care and love her. She’s so easy to love, that’s the most amazing thing about her [...] I couldn’t go a day without seeing her and I have three jobs at a time. I’m not relying on anybodies money or anything like that. I work my butt off and I’m a mom on top of that. And that’s the first job. That comes first to me.
I’m not one of those parents or mothers who say, ‘oh you can’t spend time’, or be that way with a baby daddy and try to withhold their children and use that against them. I’m just going to leave it at; My daughter is a great kid and she has a lot of love around her and some day she is going to have a man in her life that loves her the way I do.
OF COURSE The-Dream got wind of this comment and attempted to shut Christina down through multiple subtweets.
He then told Philly’s Hot 107.9 that he’s tried to reach out to his ex-wife several times, but she hasn’t responded.
We have kids that are involved in a different way, so the things that we say come back to them. So it’s more people than myself. So I can’t just get out and say whatever it is I wanna say. I’m quite sure that everybody knows that I have a way with words and if I wanted to say everything that I wanted to say, it would be devastating to a lot of people. I just choose not to do that. What’s the point? When things are real, when it comes to down to children in a household or if you got a problem with somebody, you pick up the phone and call them. If I ain’t got a phone call, that means that somebody’s on something else. I can’t do nothing about that.
I wish Christina the best on her debut and hopefully her career takes off and she gets exactly what she deserves.
And to all of that Christina says…
This whole thing is just messy. I really hope they can work it out for Violet’s sake. I’d hate for her to stumble upon all of their arguments via Google 10 years from now.