Karrueche Tran’s Manager Has Some Words for Her Critics
Jacob York is feeling some kind of way about people thinking his client Karrueche Tran wouldn’t be where she is today if it wasn’t for Chris.
In a lengthy message posted to his Facebook page, he details why he feels she deserves respect and her place outside of the R&B singer’s shadow.
I’m sitting here thinking about how a lot of people, young women specifically, should take into consideration how much they perpetuate male chauvinism. Someone is always quick to judge others and their situations without looking at it in reverse. I feel it’s always easy for outsiders to trivialize someone’s ambitions and success because it makes it easier for them to justify why they haven’t succeeded yet. The fact is, no matter who you are or who you know, it requires hard work, integrity and gaining years of experience and failures. I see it being perpetuated with my client Karrueche, who some may know as the girl that quietly walked to the side of a superstar for 2 1/2 years. For some time, I’ve heard people in the industry, consistently state that Karrueche owes Chris Brown for her career. To say she owes him is disrespectful to not only her but to her professional team and women in general.
Before dating a celebrity, she had a career as a stylist, personal shopper, and model, all done in a persistent effort to brand herself and in school for graphic design. While in this relationship, countless opportunities were passed up to focus on handling his non-profit. She began losing her independence, being redirected from her original ambitions. The first time that her relationship showed signs of trouble, Karrueche made a conscious decision to take full control of her life and career. When I met Karrueche, she was living in an apartment with 2 roommates, working her ass off despite being the girlfriend of a millionaire celebrity. At the time we sat down to map out her career goals, she was very adamant about not taking opportunities that she saw as an easy way out (i.e.- reality shows, etc). Instead, she chose to perfect her acting career and grow her brand. In all of my 23 years of talent management and brand development, I was impressed at how she did not allow money to dictate her business decisions and how she clearly thought out the direction she wanted to go in.
For over two years, Karrueche attended acting classes, hosting classes, auditions, and meetings with agencies. She is active in every business meeting and really taking ownership of the brand she’s building. It wasn’t until Karrueche brought in management and a professional team, that she began to attract this kind of work and success. I don’t recall anyone but Karrueche in all of these auditions, long photo shoots, media trainings and auditions. So, please stop giving credit to anyone that doesn’t deserve it. Yes, you may know who she is because she dated a celebrity, but that doesn’t define her work ethic and drive to succeed. Women, especially, start taking ownership in the sacrifices you make to get you where you are today; you alone have made the decisions to do it.
P.s. Men don’t suffer from the same profiling when they date a high profile person.