New York rapper Fabolous‘ girlfriend and “Love & Hip-Hop” star Emily Bustamante recently opened up about her relationship with Loso and finding the balance between his rap persona and true identity.
Despite claiming she recognizes the difference between both, Emily B said she’s had difficulty deciphering Fab.
“My thing was, I been with Fab for so many years and from the beginning, before I had a child with him, I kinda played the background role. It was always, ‘this is his career and this is his persona and this is his image’. I respected it because at the end of the day, that’s his brand and his brand is Fabolous this rapper – with all the swag and the money and the bling and the women. That’s his image, and it’s kinda like, where does a family fit into that image, are you rapping about that? Where does that come in? So, I kinda just left it alone.” (Bitchie Life)
She also revealed what incident pushed her over the edge.
“But the first time it affected me, I was listening to him on the radio, I said this before in another interview. I was driving and he was on Angie Martinez and Angie was like, “Are you single?” And he was like, “Like a dollar bill,” and my heart dropped. I was like, “[Oh my God], this is real, this is John on the radio.” I hear his voice, it wasn’t a rap song. It was actually him saying it out his mouth. I immediately texted him, and he was like, ‘don’t listen to the radio’. That’s Fabolous trying to make it seem like this is his persona and why was I getting upset, and from there it was like, I accepted it so it continued on. And I didn’t realize it hurt so much until I had to talk about it on the show. I swept it under the rug and then when I actually had to talk about it, it was like, ‘Maybe this isn’t right.’ I think at the end of the day his real thing is he’s private. You don’t really hear a lot of them talking about their life. He’s like, ‘Listen this is my personal life. This is my home and my family I don’t want that in the public.'” (Bitchie Life)
Despite her struggles, Emily B recently described what attracted her to Fab.
“He’s so intelligent. He teaches me so much. When we’re at home he’s not a rapper. He’s John. He’s not this guy everybody else sees. I’d rather him just be John at home with the kids, sitting at the dinner table eating with them. I couldn’t tell you what the pros, because to me, a pro would be just to have him at home.” (Juicy Magazine)
Last year, Fab opened up about where his relationship with Emily stood.
“We’re not married, we have a relationship and a continuous bond that we’re gonna have through our son for the rest of his life,” Fab explained in an interview. “We’re not married. It’s a situation where we try to provide the best life for our son. We have a good relationship between each other as far as understanding that.” (All Hip Hop)
Check out a recent Emily B interview down below: