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Ooo wee. If we thought Toya was going to take the high road during this separation between she and her husband Memphitz, we might have been mistaken. In promotion for Reginae’s episode of “Super Sweet Sixteen,” she stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show.” And since her personal life is really juicy these days, she also talked about her marriage and how she’s handling things.
And child, she kept her cool for most of it but there was some drama. Check out the highlights from the interview below.
Do you think the party was too extravagant?
Reginae is a great child and it’s her sixteenth birthday. Everybody do it big for their kids’ sixteenth birthday party…if they can. If you can go all out, go all out.
What do you think about Wayne and Christina Milian?
I don’t think about that.
Then Wendy got right into the state of her relationship with Memphitz.
Why are you separated?
My husband started to feel like he was living in my shadow. When I met him he was a big music executive. He discovered talent like T Pain, K Michelle, all different types of artists. And to go from begin a music executive to being known as Lil Wayne’s ex wife’s husband…it just started to take a toll on him.
What happened to his career?
He started mixing business with pleasure. He got into a relationship with his artist, K Michelle and it was a lot of allegations that he beat her and stuff like that. The person that you see right now, that’s a person who’s dealing with a lot of hurt and pain and that’s just how he’s choosing to deal with it.
Have her allegations affected your marriage?
I wouldn’t say she affected my marriage. This is how I feel about the whole situation, there’s three sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth. And to be honest with you, no one knows the truth only the people in that room. And you know, we’re all going off the information that we believe to be the truth. So we all are entitled to our own opinion.
How is he mentally right now?
You see he’s acting out on Instagram. How he chooses to deal with his stuff is how he chooses to. How I choose to deal with mine is different. I’m hurt too. I decided to write a book called “How To Lose A Husband.”
Would you like to reconcile?
I would love to work things out with my husband because here’s the thing Wendy, a lot of people get married and when things go wrong they give up on their marriage. You make a vow, it’s for better or for worse.
Did his appearing on Tiny and Toya affect his position at Sony?
Absolutely. I just feel like they didn’t accept him in a tv world. They were looking at him like, you’re more of a behind the scenes type of guy now you’re “mister tv man.” In that world, the tv industry, reality that is, is not really respected.
Memphitz asking Toya to join “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”
Mona Scott Young asked Memphitz and I to join the show. And to me, that’s not something that I want to be a part of. And I didn’t feel that was the right thing to do for my marriage. We were newlyweds. To go on a show to go back and forth with your ex…I was like ‘No. You go on the show. I’m not going on the show.’
After Wendy and Toya had time to talk all of their grown women talk, she called Reginae out to chat about her recent birthday party, the drama between Birdman and Wayne and her future plans.
The best part was getting my car because I love driving. My security…he’s been teaching me how to drive since I was 14 years old.
I home-school now. This is my first year of homeschooling, so up to ninth grade.
Wayne and Birdman
With me, I love them both and that’s business. My loyalty belongs to my father, anything that he goes through. I love my father and I love my godfather. When my father was in jail, my godfather, he took care of me. So I love them both and I’m praying that they get through whatever they have…
Why Memphitz wasn’t in the show
Toya: He was at her Super Sweet Sixteen. They cut him out of the special, I guess because of what is going on. But he plays a very important role in her life.
Are you going to college or are you going into the industry?
I’m going to, of course, go to college still. But I am going to sing and rap. But right now, with the label goring through what they’re going through I’m on hold as well as my father.
Why did you leave the OMGirlz?
It was business . With the different labels and who to sign with…it was just a business thing.
In regard to Mickey “MempHitz” Wright and Toya Wright’s marital issues, the cat is out of the bag and chilling on Front Street. Both parties have been more than willing to share their side of the story. In case you’re in need of a quick refresher, Toya credits her husband’s alleged mental and emotional breakdown for their separation, while Mickey blames his wife for his failing career.
While promoting her daughter Reginae’s “Super Sweet Sixteen” special on MTV, Wright continued to discuss her faltering marriage and she insisted that her husband’s troubled past has everything to do with his professional failures, not her or their relationship.
“I just feel like I’m not the blame for that. Those things were happening before he met me,” she told The YBF. “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.”
Although she continued to express that she believes his frustrations are misguided, she said that she will continue to support him through this difficult time.
“I took a vow for better or worse and a lot of people don’t understand that who aren’t married,” Wright explained. “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.”
And while she did admit that she feels her husband turned his back on their marriage, she said that she will not be doing the same.
“I’m not gonna give up on the situation. I’m here for him and I’ll continue to be a supportive wife,” she continued, “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.”
As for Memph’s ex, K. Michelle, who remains at the center of his legal problems, Toya had this to say:
“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.”
Toya also made it clear that neither abuse nor infidelity ever occurred in their relationship. While we would honestly suggest that these two express their grievances with one another to a marriage counselor as opposed to the general public, perhaps the simple act of getting things out in the open will help in some way—even if that means letting the world in on all of your business. It certainly seemed to help her friend Tiny when she and her husband, T.I., were going through their stuff last summer.
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“I Was Just Trying To Keep it Real”: K Michelle Says She Tried To Warn Toya Wright That Memphitz Was A “Grown A** Boy”
As Toya Wright continues to try and make sense of everything going on in her strained marriage, K Michelle has started her “My Twisted Mind Tour,” and is celebrating all the success she has been having in her career. During a show in Baltimore yesterday, the singer took a second to warn her fans about “grown a** boys” posing as grown a** men–and that includes Memphitz. K used this time to remind everyone that the same guy she that she claimed had mistreated and even abused her, is the same one that Toya Wright is going through hell and high water with right now. And by telling her story about all that she went through with Memphitz years ago, K was, in essence, trying to “keep it real” and warn other women about him–including Toya. Check out what she had to say to the packed house:
“Every day he’s a different, crazy a** dude. These are the signs of a grown a** boy. Better run for the hills! Toya I was just trying to muthf**kin’ keep it real!”
Back in 2012, when we first met K Michelle and heard her allegations against Memphitz (she never said his name on TV, but people eventually connected him to K and called him out as her alleged abuser), Toya Wright was not here for anything she had to say.
“I love my husband. It does not matter what you say, I’m not leaving him. Show me the proof. That’s what I wanna see. If you can show me where he beat you. If you can show me the police reports. If you can show me the emails, the messages. If you can show me where he stole your money. You have all these false allegations, but no proof. Show everybody.”
Who knew that almost three year later, things would have turned out like this…?
Memphitz On His Issues With Toya Wright: I Love My Wife, But “I’m Starting To Love Myself A Little Bit More”
Since Toya Wright decided to speak to Necole Bitchie about everything going on with her marriage, I’m sure you saw a response from Memphitz coming, right? Not only did he post a very interesting photo on Instagram, but he sat down to talk to Sister 2 Sister about what he claims are the real reasons they grew apart. He cites career sacrifices (he was V.P. of A&R at Jive Records), outside criticism about him not being on the same level as her ex-husband, and of course, the K. Michelle situation, as some of the bigger issues that caused their separation.
Where They Currently Stand
I’m definitely separated from my wife. Now, I love my wife, don’t get me wrong. Nothing has changed as far as the love. It’s just the fact that I’m starting to love myself a little bit more. And when I say that, I mean it as I don’t think a lot of people know that I gave up a lot for my wife, a lot of my life for my wife.
On Not Wanting To Be Married In The First Place
When I met my wife, of course, we fell in love and we were friends first. But at the same time, when it started to get a little more serious, and we were talking about getting married, I had already told her that I would never get married. I had seen people married, and I just didn’t like what I was seeing. I came up with both of my parents and my parents were having a rough time. And I would just see what type of things were going on. I had always been scarred from marriage from that, and from friends of mine that got married young. I told her that I would never do that, and she said, “okay.” But then all of a sudden my feelings started to change. When you love someone and you see they kind of doing their own thing, it’s like, you know what? I think I need to take this another level to keep her around and for her to solely belong to me and be mine.
When Things Changed
I asked her to marry me. I’m still happy about that choice. But I think the fact that we got married on television, I think that’s when everything kind of like…I wasn’t expecting what came with that. And even though I knew what came with marrying my wife — just the fact with her history and who she was already married, people told me, “It’s a million girls out here, you got all these girls, why would you want to marry that one?” I was like, because that’s the one I love. But when we got married a lot of stuff came with that. The public hate that I was receiving, which I’m cool with because I don’t care about what people say too much. Like, “Oh, he’s not Wayne…he doesn’t make money like Wayne, why would you f**k with him?” Even my kids’ moms, they used to live in Atlanta, and all of a sudden they just broke off and left when I got married. It was like everybody was trying to make it hard for me. Even with the K.Michelle thing…
On Being Given An Ultimatum By His Wife After Trying To Defend Himself From K. Michelle’s Allegations
Over time, when I was offered to go on the show [“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”] to defend myself, Mona called me and was like, “You should come on the show and defend yourself.” And even though I had warned Mona already that this stuff never happened…they did it anyway, they let her do it. And even though [K.Michelle] didn’t say my name, she led people to me by the description. So Mona called me, and she said, “You should come on the show and defend yourself.” I was like, “Okay, I’m on my way, I’m coming.” So I tell my wife that. We were in Vegas and I’m telling my wife, “I just got a call from Mona…” And she’s like, “You not ’bout to go on that show and defend yourself. You about to go on that show and be arguing back and forth with your ex-girlfriend over some petty sh*t like that? That’s disrespecting me. I was like, “Disrespecting you?”
She was adamant about no, I’m not going on that show. So I kind of got an ultimatum after a couple days of Mona waiting on my answer. My wife was kind of like, “If you go on that show we might as well call this over with because I’m not dealing with that kind of disrespect. I took a few days and thought about it. I just left the room, I slammed the door, I just left. I’m like, ‘How she want me to just walk away from this?’ She was like, “You just need to do the right thing and sue.”
How He Feels His Personal Life Hurt His Career
So that’s what I did. I called some attorneys and I sued. I sued everybody, but at the time, I didn’t realize what I had just done. I had just sued my career.
I was in full bed with BET, MTV, VH1, all things under Viacom, and they supported anything I had done up to that point. But the fact that I’m with the my wife and I get put between my wife and my career…a part of me was like, at first, looking at my wife like, ‘F**k what you’re talking about, that’s my career. I have a career, I have to go defend myself.’ And soon as we got married I get fired. Jive Records/Sony fired me. Soon as I got married and I was on my wife’s show, they was like, “Oh you’re Mr. TV man now, you don’t be at work and this and this and that. And I was like, I’m getting caught up in a world that’s affecting my career. So at the point where I got that ultimatum and it was like, my wife was like, “What are you going to choose?” So I’m looking at her like, my wife or my career? So I close my eyes and said, “I love my wife” so I chose my wife…
You can check out the first part of Memphitz’s interview in full below. What do you think about his statements?
K. Michelle Says “Karma” Is Behind Memphitz And Toya Wright’s Marital Issues As He Puts Both Women On Blast On IG
We told you earlier this week that Toya Wright decided to speak out about everything going on in her marriage with Mickey “Memphitz” Wright. She told NecoleBitchie that part of the reason why he’s so stressed (and having a nervous breakdown in her mind) is because of the whole K. Michelle situation. Although K didn’t put his name out there, once it came out that he was the ex who allegedly abused her, Toya said that it was hard for Memphitz to clear his name and make money. That made her the breadwinner, which caused animosity:
“I mean, what is going on with my husband, like I said when I spoke on it, is bigger than me. Micky[sic] has been going through something for the last few years since the whole lawsuit thing against his ex [K. Michelle] and Viacom and it really took a toll on him and it caused him to be a different person. So I think that, going through all of those things, and having all of that stress and the world looking at you one way as a “woman beater” and person that steals someone’s money. It’s hard for you to get back into your industry when you had a career and not a [just] job and somebody defames your character. I mean, it’s a lot to deal with day to day.”
And while that’s obviously not the only big thing behind their marital strife, the abuse claims from the singer definitely didn’t help. But K says that when you don’t do right, you can’t expect things to go right in your life. She posted this on Instagram yesterday:
As for Memphitz, he’s still displaying odd behavior on social media, and just a few hours ago, he posted this image of his estranged wife, his ex, with himself in the middle holding up an x with his fingers. Guess that means he wants ‘no parts’ of either of the women (we know the feeling is mutual in terms of K).
And as for Toya, well, she’s just trying to stay positive by leaning on her faith.
This thing just keeps getting messier and messier…
We all saw the pictures of Reginae’s 16th birthday party and we all heard about the Ferrari and BMW she received from her parents. We saw the clips of Nicki Minaj’s performance and Reginae’s three outfit changes. It was extravagant.
But as with any lavish party, preparation is key. And thanks to the good people at MTV, we get to see all the work and the drama that went into preparing Reginae’s party during her “My Super Sweet 16″ special.
Here’s what MTV said in their official release:
Hip-Hop mogul Lil Wayne has a daughter, Reginae, and she is finally turning 16. As hip-hop royalty, the pressure is on to throw the most talked about party of the year. However, friendship drama threatens to turn Reginae’s party into a spectacle of another sort. Will Weezy’s daughter’s coming of age celebration end up being totally fabulous or totally fizzle?
Oh…As a fan of “My Super Sweet 16,” I’m here for it.
The show is set to air next Monday, February 16 at 7 PM but in the meantime, check out the trailer.
Toya Wright Talks Separation From Memphitz, K. Michelle’s Accusations And Declining ‘Love And Hip Hop’
Ever since K Michelle made her initial claims that producer Memphitz physically abused her, we wanted to know who this guy was. And it turns out, not only was he still involved in the industry, he was romantically linked–and then married to another recognizable name and face, Toya Wright.
And while both Memphitz, Toya and even some of their friends have always vehemently denied that he abused K. Michelle, the association alone took a great toll on Memphitz’s career and ultimately his marriage to Toya. Essentially, she believes it’s the reason they are separated today. And in a recent interview with Necole Bitchie, she explained what all of this did to Memphis mentally and how it hurt their marriage.
The current status of their relationship:
The current status of me and my husband [is] we are separated at the moment. And, we’re just- everybody has their marital issues. And right now, you know, we’re separated.
I mean, what is going on with my husband, like I said when I spoke on it, is bigger than me. Micky has been going through something for the last few years since the whole lawsuit thing against his ex [K. Michelle] and Viacom and it really took a toll on him and it caused him to be a different person. So I think that, going through all of those things, and having all of that stress and the world looking at you one way as a “woman beater” and person that steals someone’s money. It’s hard for you to get back into your industry when you had a career and not a [just] job and somebody defames your character. I mean, it’s a lot to deal with day to day.
And I watched it. I went through it with him for three years. And I’ve been to counseling with him and all types of things so he can get back strong. It’s a lot for him that’s on him and choosing to live our marriage publicly. Everybody has an opinion and when somebody has the bigger platform to share their story and the other person doesn’t, it kind of gets one sided.
And for him- I always get upset when he reacts out of anger on social media because I know that’s not really him and that it’s coming from a bitter, angry place because the world has turned him into that person, constantly accusing him of doing this and doing that and he’s constantly struggling to get back to what he had.
On fighting for her Marriage
When I met him, he had a career. He was a self made guy with his own. And then to fall back into my shadow and then to be known as a “woman beater” it’s kind of a lot.
I’m just praying for him and praying for our situation. I’m a person that is all about love and our family and I don’t like to give up. Especially being married two times. I don’t even like to go through the whole dating stage and all of that. I love my husband and I’m praying that we can get through this and he can get back right to the person that I met because he’s not the person that I met. This whole situation has changed him into someone else.
Where his resentment toward her came from…
You know he started to blame me, for- you know- he had the opportunity when it first happened to go on the show and um-
Love and Hip Hop. He wanted me to go on the show with him. Well, the producer wanted me on the show but that’s not really my thing and I was like ‘No, we’re newlyweds. And we have kids.’
That show don’t really represent what I represent as a woman. I was like, ‘Na, I don’t want to do that,’ because it’s so much drama. Not that I have anything against it, it’s just not for me.
So, he felt like, it was my fault that he didn’t go on the show and he had the opportunity to defend himself. We took another route and that route caused him to get blackballed in the industry and he kind of blames me for that and I have to deal with that everyday.
At that point, we had just got married. And to go on a show and argue with your ex, even for me to be put in that situation, I just felt like it was too much. I was totally against that and he just felt like, this was the opportunity for him to defend himself and was like, ‘No, I don’t think so. If this is not true, then you should handle it accordingly.
If someone is defaming your character, you gotta sue them or do what you gotta do. Especially after you ask them not to mention your name or likeness and they did it anyway, and it’s like [the show] lead people- even if they didn’t say your name- it lead people to my [husband] and… he started to resent me for that.
At the end of the day, I can’t go against what I believe in. That’s not something I was cool with. I don’t want my husband on a tv show, going back and forth with his ex, [while] we’re trying to move forward. You’re in another relationship, that’s your past.
Toya Wright’s personal life may not be doing so good, but she sure knows how to look good as she goes through her marital drama with Memphitz.
Wright is getting all Storm in X-Men on us with her new grey hair, and she shared the process she went through to get this new look with her followers on Instagram:
The end result, compared to the black tresses she usually showcases, is a pretty drastic change.
There’s no telling what this grey hair will look like down the line, but I have to admit that I’m liking the new look so far. With all the curls and the right colors (the purple and pale pink lip she’s rocking definitely goes well with the hair), she looks hot! And who knows, if you’re digging it, she might put out some grey-tinted hair for you to try. Ya’ll know Toya has her own weave collection and what not…
But what do you think? Are you loving Toya’s new look or do you prefer her darker hair? Would you ever give grey tresses a try?
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While you were enjoying your Sunday night, on Twitter, K. Michelle was taking questions from her fans, the Rebels, about all kinds of things–her relationships, her rumored boos, her music, her sleeping habits and more. It wasn’t to promote anything, but rather, to keep the singer entertained since she was battling a case of insomnia during a flight. But one question that was definitely an interesting one came from a fan who asked K her thoughts on the marital discord going on between her ex, Memphitz, and Toya Wright. I probably would have skipped over that one if I was her, but she decided to respond:
The hell that she is referring to is the fact that the estranged couple spoke out against K’s past claims of domestic abuse at the hands of Memphitz, and often tried to call her a liar. Friends of the couple also backed them up by publicly questioning the singer’s claims (including Rasheeda from “Love and Hip Hop” and even Tamar Braxton). And just recently, Memphitz was out here trying to crack jokes about K, calling her K. NoSales when her new album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, didn’t move the numbers I’m guessing he thought account for a hit.
“& the First Copper Plaque ever in the World goes toooo…Drumroll please…K. NoSales!! AMAZING!!! The People want to know! How’d you do it!???”
But in the end, those jabs taken at her just seemed to be an attempt to cover up all that he was dealing with in his own personal life…and it didn’t work.
What do you think about K’s response?
Toya Wright Says She’s Praying For Her Marriage; Memphitz Twistedly Jokes About Their Separation Being A Ploy For A Reality Show
I can’t really call what’s going on between Toya Wright and Memphitz. Their out-of-the-blue decision to expose their marital issues to the world has left me a little suspicious (or maybe they’ve dropped hints for a while and we all just didn’t notice…). I will say though, when I read the things that Toya has to say, I believe that she’s really hurt and wants her marriage to work. But when I read what Memphitz has to say…not so much. It seems that he’s going through something really deep these days that’s causing him to act out, and that’s just based off of Instagram posts alone that I’m seeing.
There was this:
This creepy thing right here…
And then finally, this post. In it, he states that what they’re going through is really just for reality TV:
That particular post seems to be in response to someone who wrote into BallerAlert, claiming that Memphitz and Toya were trying to drum up publicity for a new reality show:
But Toya isn’t finding any of this funny. She wrote a note and posted it on Instagram, telling fans that there is no show, and that her estranged husband is really going through things right now that have put their marriage in a dark place. But she is hopeful that they can salvage it, and she’s grateful for those who have been supportive during this time.
An unfortunate situation all around. What do you think about Memphitz’s posts and Toya’s response?