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Benzino opened up about his proposal to Karlie Redd on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta with EBONY online and revealed the status of his relationship with the aspiring singer. Will their love grow stronger? Might he buy her all that Louis, Prada, Gucci she loves so much so she can pop them tags, pop them tags? Am I at all convincing?

Nevertheless, here’s what Benzino had to say:

EBONY: The last time we saw you on camera, you took back your engagement ring. “We ain’t rocking no more,” you said …

Benzino: We had been fighting it the whole time. We were going through things towards the end of the relationship, which lasted about five months. And all the way up until I seen her I was like, ‘Well, let’s see how she feels, because I hadn’t seen her in a couple of weeks.’ And then when she came out and was like, ‘You never loved me,’ I was like, ‘Nah, I can’t do this,’ because it was like I felt that I had showed everything. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, but at the end of the day, you know, you move on. You know what I’m saying? I mean, Karlie, I have nothing bad to say about Karlie, and who knows what the future holds?

EBONY: Are you guys still talking?


EBONY: OK. So it could happen?

Benzino:Yeah. I think we moved fast anyways. And then with the cameras it was like … I mean, look at all the relationships that are put together on TV, it’s not easy to keep ‘em together. And then with the cameras, it’s an added pressure.

The Hip Hop Weekly publisher also spoke on his friend, Stevie J:

EBONY: Tell me something about your friend Stevie J. that isn’t so obvious to us from watching TV.

Benzino: That he’s a God-fearing man. He comes to his family’s church, because his father, I think, is a preacher.

EBONY: Really?

Benzino: Yeah!He’s a great father to his kids, a terrific father. He’s a really good basketball player. And he plays every instrument – guitar, keyboard, bass, drums. Of course he came up in the church playing music. He’s basically a genius when it comes to the music side. As far as what you see with the faces and everything, like Stevie, yeah. He believes that sometimes that he was anointed, you know what I’m saying? That it’s all about him. He’s a star when the cameras are off.

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