In the premiere season of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” the world was reintroduced to R&B singer Teairra Mari. From episode one, Teairra came off as sharp-tongued fighter who wears her heart on her sleeve. We were recently able to catch up with Teairra and although she says that she can blame no one but herself for the way that she reacted to certain situations this season, she insists that she was frequently placed in compromising predicaments by producers. During our chat, the “Sponsor” singer also addressed pregnancy rumors, her co-star Yung Berg being arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and her relationship with Ray J.
Do you feel that reality television has helped or hurt your career?
Mmm, I guess both in a sense because no one was really paying attention before. And hurt, I think that it hurt it in a sense of, you know, all of the situations that I’ve been put in on this particular show and how I reacted. But that’s my fault. I can’t completely blame my reactions on reality TV. However, I can blame reality TV for putting me in certain situations. But you know, I have to be smarter or wiser with my decisions.
You appear a bit violent on the show. Do you feel that this is an accurate portrayal of who you are?
I absolutely feel like it was the situations that I was placed in. Most of the situations, I felt like I was backed into a corner. Like I said, I didn’t react in the most classy way, but you know, that’s not all about who Teairra is though.
Previously, you shared that you and Ray J had been together for eight years, on and off. Where did you guys’ relationship fall on the timeline in relation to “For The Love Of Ray J” and the Kim Kardashian sex tape?
Well, “For The Love Of Ray J,” we broke up when I found out he was doing that. And as far as Kim Kardashian goes, he was going through that whole sh-t storm and I was kind of riding it out with him on that.
Your co-star Morgan Hardman accused Ray J of putting his hands on her. Has he ever been violent with you?
Um, no. He’s never been violent with me. I will give him that, but I’ve definitely seen some extra behavior. She said he put his hands on her June 10. We haven’t been together in over a year and when he was with me, he was in a much better place, I feel. I don’t know what place he’s in now…but I feel like, you know, if that is true, maybe that’s why too. And that doesn’t make it right but, maybe that’s what it is.
There were rumors floating around that you’re pregnant.
Oh no, I’m not pregnant. I haven’t had sex with Ray in I don’t know how long.
What do you believe is the biggest misconception about you?
“That I’m just this crazy, violent person. That’s the biggest.”