Karrueche Tran's Manager Has Some Words for Her Critics

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Karrueche Tran’s Manager Has Some Words for Her Critics

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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.

Jacob writes:

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.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.

17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    This is dumb. Let’s call a thing a thing. Karrueche was trying to get on when she met Chris and if I’m not mistaken, she was a struggling stylist still moonlighting at a retail job. She would have most likely ended up like most girls who dream of fame in LA bar tending for the rest of their lives because they never got that shot. Chris was Kae’s one shot. He may have treated her like trash but he damn sure helped her get to the position she’s in because dating him put her in the limelight. The same thing can be said about Amber Rose and even Nick Cannon. Some people just upgrade you and being with them gives you opportunities you didn’t really have before. It is what it is. Make your money but don’t try to pull one over on the public. We’re just calling it like we see it.

    • India

      March 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Real talk…people kill me trying to rewrite history. She needs to stay employed or he won’t get paid so whatever people say shouldn’t matter

    • Fanny

      March 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you. I mean she’s still slaying but she can’t be out here pretending she put herself on. That’s a lie.

    • Whitney's Receipts

      March 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Agreed. She’s doing great for herself but she and her team need to realize that they ain’t fooling nobody. She’s that Kim K app come to life.

  2. Queen

    March 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    We wouldn’t be talking about Karrueche today if she never got with Chris. To make this a s-xism thing is beyond weak and delusional. She should own her past with him and stop taking it so personally. Chris gave her the opportunity and fame and now it’s totally up to her to make it last.

  3. Ms. Jackson

    March 29, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    How long did she take the acting classes because her acting is sh-tty. And I see her manager is trying to play the sympathy card. He does this whenever Kae isn’t getting enough attention in the media. We all know Chris gave her an opportunity she couldn’t get on her own. Sh-t that’s why she put up with his bullsh-t for so long.

  4. Deja

    March 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    People won’t really stop linking her to Chris until she gets another famous boo and even then that link won’t die. Same thing happened with Amber Rose. People were still linking her to Kanye even after she married Wiz. When people aren’t introduced to you from your talent, it’s hard to change their minds.

  5. Get Busy

    March 29, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Meh, to deny Chris’ role in her success would be silly. Even now, Jacob is the one getting Karrueche all these opportunities. She just isn’t self made. Now there are women who make it in this world on their own merit but Kae isn’t one of those women. I don’t know why it hurts her when people state such. It’s not a crime to benefit greatly from a past relationship.

  6. Realness

    March 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    One minute she doesn’t want people to ask her about Chris and the next her manager is writing open letters about said relationship on social media for attention. They should pick a narrative and stick to it.

  7. Seriously?

    March 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    *blank stare*

  8. Anonymous

    March 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    lmao

  9. My 2 Cents

    March 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Chile…

  10. julyol1972

    March 29, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    That’s like saying Kendall Jenner would be the model she is today without her family being who they are. That girl cannot walk and looks like a dead fish in the eyes….but she’s famous. Same thing with Kae. Chris put her on….point, blank, period!

  11. Nicole

    March 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Oh goodness.

  12. Im Sayin

    March 30, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I disagree. Chris gave Karrueche a platform and Jacob is the one who gave her a brand. I agree with Get Busy. She’s not self made. Whatever she was doing before both of these men wasn’t getting her anywhere but retail jobs. She was never a real stylist until Chris.

  13. Anonymous

    March 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I have no problem with Karrueche. At least she is actually out here trying to work and make a living for herself. She’s not on Instagram posting multiple selfies of her butt and saying dumb things in interviews for attention. She works and minds her business. And unlike Amber Rose, she wants to be known for talent while Amber wants to be known and recognized for her body (yet calls herself a feminist smh).

    • smdh

      April 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

      Fuk Chris. That’s all I got.

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