From the very beginning, when Reginae Carter first made it known that she was in a relationship with rapper YFN Lucci, people had their reservations, including her mother, Toya Wright. As time has gone on, reservations have turned into straight disdain for the partnership, especially as he’s been publicly disrespectful to Carter at times. There was the time she said she told him he didn’t make her feel safe after Nipsey Hussle’s murder and he put that on blast on social media. Most recently, she unfollowed him and called him out for commenting on video of a woman taking part in the controversial cucumber challenge. At that point, it looked like it was over between the two.
But alas, with young love, it’s never over when you think it should be. When visiting V-103 with her mom recently, Carter was asked where things stand with her on-again, off-again beau amid the two reuniting and being spotted in the club together. She tried to play it cool.
“Right now we’re both just doing our own thing,” she said. “You know with growing up and being so young and having the relationship in the public and having everyone’s opinion and everyone feeling like their opinion matters, it’s like, it’s a little stressful. But honestly, I’ve been learning that no matter what, I gotta do what’s best for me and I gotta follow my heart. I gotta do what makes me happy.”
Playing it cool only lasted but so long, as the 20-year-old opened up about struggling with focusing on her own feelings while taking her mother’s worries into consideration.
“I can’t think about what my mama wants me to go do, even though I want to make her happy,” she said. “My thing is, I want my mom to be happy and I want to be happy, but it’s like, you’ve got to go through things to get through things, and I’m young, and my mom, she was young and she went through this. Right now, she’s with a man that respects and that loves her, but she’s also in her 30s and has went through it all. I understand, ‘I went through something so I’m going to tell you something so you don’t have to go through it,’ but who really listens?[laughs]”
Wright didn’t find the matter funny, though. After her years being married to Lil Wayne, she doesn’t want Reginae to go through a lot of the unnecessary things she dealt with. She told the hosts she wants her child to “Find her a respectful young man that’s going to treat her like the queen she is.”
“I’ve been there before and I try to let her learn from her own mistakes and things that she’s going through because the best experience is the things you actually go through yourself, life experiences,” Wright said. “I think now she’s growing.”
Still, Carter made it clear that despite his behavior at times, YFN Lucci makes her happy. She says she loves him and knows his heart is in the right place.
“She wants what’s best for me and that’s somebody respecting me and not having me out here looking a certain way,” Carter said. “I don’t think that he’s a disrespectful person. My mother don’t think that he’s a disrespectful person. The things that he do, as a young man growing up in the rap industry and just this industry period, and the generation and how it is going, I feel like that’s going to be his excuse to act like that. And my mama feels like, listen, a man knows how to treat a woman. He knows what to do. He knows not to comment under things like that because that’s not respectful to you. So I understand where my mama’s coming from, but it’s just so much, and I want to be happy. At the end of the day, yeah, if I leave him, you’re happy with your dude, you’re happy with your dude, but I’m lonely and I’m sad.”
She also blames a lot of his poor choices as a boyfriend on what he’s seen and the people around him.
“When you’re surrounded around a certain environment and a certain lifestyle, that’s what you’re used to and ain’t nobody telling you, this ain’t right,” she said. “It just has a lot to do with how we both grew up. He grew up way different, I grew up different. I’m not going to bash nobody. I love him.”
And while we know where her mother stands on the matter of YFN Lucci, as for dad Lil Wayne, Carter says he’s been nothing but supportive and understanding. With his encouragement, she’s going to listen to her heart.
“My dad is very supportive in everything that I do. If I call him and I say I’m happy, he’ll say, ‘If you like him I love it.’ He’s the good cop, she’s the bad cop. That’s my twin, that’s my best friend. He knows I’m going to do whatever I want to do at the end of the day,” she said. “Whatever I do, my next step, I’m a try to keep it off of social media.”