Ever since it was revealed a year go that Chris Brown sired daughter with Nia Guzman (Royalty, who’s now two-years-old), the public custody battle has been quite the roller coaster ride.
Now, she’s opening up about co-parenting with the singer. In a recent interview with Latina.com, Guzman reveals the headlines are indeed as drama-filled as they seem.
About keeping the baby a secret from the public in the beginning, she says Brown wasn’t ready to deal with the role of fatherhood (especially since he was publicly with Karrueche Tran) and the road since has been rocky. “Well, the world didn’t find out about her until a year ago. He always knew about her, he just wasn’t ready to deal with the situation. But, it’s been quite the experience. I can’t say anything positive about it… at all. Nothing positive,” she said.
Guzman says the decision to keep Royalty secret was an agreement 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.”
Recently, Brown criticized Nia when she posted a photo of Royalty in a ballerina outfit, claiming it was too sexually suggestive for a toddler. “It’s crazy to me that a parent would OK dressing our daughter like she 16. I ain’t cool with that. SHE IS 2,” the wrote. Guzman told the magazine that Brown had seen the outfit before she posted it online, and his remark online was to diminish her credibility as a mother among reports of their custody battle.
“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. To make that remark online, was totally insane to me,” she said. “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.”
Guzman even addressed reports that she tried to lessen Brown’s custody because of his “drug use” and “gang affiliations.”
“That’s the false story. I didn’t go back to court to limit his time, at all,” she said. “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. 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.
Read the rest of Nia’s interview HERE.