EXCLUSIVE: Toya Wright Explains Why Memphitz Walked Away From Marriage, Denies Cheating Or Abuse Were Involved + Reginae Carter On Internet Bullies & Her Father's Rules About Boys
Tonight, Young Money heiress Reginae Carter re-lives her Super Sweet 16 via an MTV special. And during a chat with TheYBF.com, she dishes on having famous parents, the drama surrounding them, and how she handles bullies. Meanwhile, Toya Wright gets candid with us about her troubled marriage and why Memphitz left. Check out our interview inside...
Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne & Toya Wright, stars in "My Super Sweet 16" airing tonight at 7pmET on MTV. While promoting the Carlos King/Todd Tucker-produced special (see pics from the ritzy party here), Reginae opened up about being hip hop royalty and some of the perils that come attached to the throne.
As the 16-year-old daughter of celebrities, Reginae is often the source of ridicule and internet trolls. She talked to TheYBF.com about how she handles bullies and even revealed the source of her thick skin saying, "I know me. You can't tell me nothing about me."
She also revealed a few candid anecdotes about what Toya and Lil Wayne have told her about boys!
Toya, who appears throughout the show, was shockingly candid when it came to discussing her troubled marriage to Memphitz, which has been the source of rumor and gossip for months. When it comes to allegations of abuse and infidelity - she didn't hold back. She revealed to us that she's standing by her man...but the same can't be said for him or his actions towards their marriage.
And of course, we had to ask about K. Michelle and Christina Milian - and Toya didn't disappoint there either.
On Memphitz’s claims that Toya is the reason he lost his job and his career
I didn’t see the interview (see Sister 2 Sister interview below), but that’s what we’ve been dealing with. That’s what’s going on. I just feel like I’m not to blame for that. Those things were happening before he met me. My husband is going through a lot right now and I’ll continue to pray for him in his situation and hope that it gets better for him. I took a vow for better or worse and a lot of people don’t understand that who aren’t married.
On standing by her man
You know, maybe your husband feels like you’re the reason that this [situation] happened. Maybe he’s going through something. All you can continue to do is be a good person and pray for him and help him get through it or whatever. But I’m not gonna sit up here and bash him. You know.
All I know is he changed from all the things that were going on. The defamation of character. And yes, he did lose his job. But I don’t feel like it’s my fault. Things happen. Maybe you made a few bad decisions in the past, but I’m not the fault for it. I’m not gonna give up on the situation. I’m here for him and I’ll continue to be a supportive wife.
On Memphitz turning his back on their marriage
Um…yeah, I think he did. I feel like he thinks he’s in my shadow and he’s gotta get his life back. You gotta do what you gotta do.
On talking to Memphitz
We talk every now and then.
Is there anything she’d like to say to him now?
No. Negativity is an angry beast and I don’t want to speak into it. I’m gonna leave it alone and continue to do me and focus on me and mine. And for everything else…I leave it in God’s hands.
On rumors of indidelity – specifically with a local promoter named Mr. Ruggs. Were you involved with him romantically?
Negative. That is so not my character.
On K. Michelle (Memphitz’s ex)
I have nothing against K Michelle. I’m happy for her and all her success. And when I speak on the situation, it’s from the character I know of my husband. And people don’t know him. They only know her side of the story because she has a larger platform. What people don’t realize is that there’s always three sides to a story. One side, the other side and the truth. I have absolutely nothing against K Michelle. She’s a woman. I love to see women winning. There’s no love lost. But at the end of the day I’m gonna stand by my husband because that’s my husband. I wasn’t there. But I know my husband’s character and I’m big on character.
On Christina Milian
Wayne and I have a great relationship and we will always have a great relationship, and that’s something people may not understand. So Christina Milan or any other woman...I don’t care about that. It has nothing to do with me. He knows how I feel about her…I have nothing against that woman.
On Birdman/Young Money
No comment. I just pray for them.
Her advice to other mothers
Teenage girls…there’s a lot going on. You have to develop a relationship. No, they’re not your friend, but you have to have some type of friendship. Like….with social media and the direct line of contact people have with your kids. You have to have communication. Since day one, I’ve always kept it real with my daughter. Just like we had to learn the hard way, they have to learn the hard way. But you don’t stop giving advice. I’m going to always have time for her and make sure I do things the right way because she’s looking at me. I’m a role model. I’m a strong woman. Keep it classy. My daughter is cut from a different cloth. She has very tough skin and that’s what I love about her.
On why she turned down “LAHH Atlanta”
Because that's really not who I am. I’m not gonna go on tv and argue with somebody about their past and just…it’s too much drama. I’d rather do something based around my family and not people I don’t really know. I just didn’t think it was a good idea and I still stand behind that.
Does she regret going into reality TV/sharing her life on reality TV
No, I don’t, because it’s a lot of negative stuff going on now. And one thing about the people that follow me…I feel like I’ve been able to touch and help them by sharing my story. And because of that, I feel like I’ve done something good.
On what she’s told Reginae about love
Everybody falls in love and everybody has things they go through when they’re in a relationship. But one thing I can say…a marriage is different from a relationship. It’s deeper. Things have been crazy…but my advice to my daughter is to be a woman. The real definition of a woman is to be there through thick and thin. And if my daughter is with somebody and she truly loves them…I could see if she had infidelity issues or he beat her or something she couldn’t control, then I’d say that’s an unhealthy relationship and she should walk away. But I’ve NEVER experienced those things.
On to Young Nae....
On Young Money and the feud with Birdman
I’m in the studio and working on my music. There is a lot of stuff going on with the label Young Money/Cash Money, but I’m signed to my father’s label Young Money. I’m still working. I love them both. It’s messy and both of them are my family. I leave that with them. It’s none of my business.
I know me. Whatever the haters wanna say about me…that’s fine. You can’t tell me nothing about me. I’ve heard the rumors but I couldn’t care…honestly. I’m really a sensitive person…but when I read that stuff it doesn’t bother me. It only bothers me if it comes from someone I know personally who can look me in the face. The stuff on the computer…that’s lame. I’m a part of the “No Bullying” campaign and it’s to silence negativity and drama and just know who you are.
On what her dad Lil Wayne and mom Toya have told her about boys:
It’s the same thing for any other kid. My father is like, “Oh Boys…” But he’s knows I’m smart. He likes to meet them and talk to them but it’s nothing too serious. We go on little movie dates. And my mom….she’s like my best friend. I talk to her about boys. It’s nothing really serious. Just puppy love.
On why she chose to do “My Super Sweet Sixteen”
I’ve always wanted to be on My Super Sweet 16 and I wanted to go big with my party. I wanted everyone to “feel” what my Sweet Sixteen dream was.
On what viewers will see
There’s drama with my friends involving me getting ready for my party. All the stress I was going through with my friends. Deciding who was invited or who wasn’t invited.
On celebs who’ll make appearances
There’s Nicki Minaj and a few more that you guys can see on Monday, February 16th.
On her birthday gifts (a BMW and Ferrari)
Well…I usually drive the BMW because I’m not old enough to drive the Ferrari yet. So my parents are holding it until I turn 18.
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"My Super Sweet 16" with Reginae Carter, Toya Wright and Lil Wayne premieres Monday, Feb. 16 at 7/6c!
In case you missed it....
During our chat above, Toya responded to Memphitz's recent interview where he explains how his life changed (not for the better) after he and Toya got married.
Photos via Toya Wright & Reginae Carter