*Nick Young’s ex-girlfriend Keonna Green, who is pregnant with the athlete’s second child, spoke exclusively with Us Weekly about their relationship, her pregnancy and what’s next for the pair. And because far too many young black women would prefer to be breeders FIRST (and wives second…maybe), Green says she won’t apologize for being in love with Nick, who previously put a ring on his former white queen, Iggy Azalea, and not his black baby momma.
Green, the owner of L.A.’s TNK Hair Studios, is 22 weeks into her pregnancy. She says that Young — with whom she already shares son Nick Jr. — was “shocked” to find out that he was going to be a dad again.
Young announced his split from Iggy last month. The pair began dating in 2014 and got engaged June 2015. In March, a video surfaced of Nick admitting to cheating on the Australian rapper. According to Green, she and Young rekindled their romance in September 2015, three months after he proposed to Azalea.
Keonna sold her side of story to Us Weekly, below are excerpts from the interview:
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US: Did you want to marry [Nick]?
KG: Of course. Let me tell you, this is a little deep into the conversation, but I can count how many people I’ve been with on one hand. And Nick was the person I thought was it for me. When I went back that second time, I was thinking, This is it for me.
US: Let’s talk about your relationship with Iggy.
KG: I found out through TMZ [in 2013] that they were dating. I inquired and there was denial. We had a rough patch from there. A couple of months into them being an item, she was moving into the house, so I called her. When I was dropping my son off, we met in the living room. I didn’t want my son around somebody I’m uncomfortable with. I said, “Please, out of respect, don’t post photos of my son.” I didn’t want people thinking I’m not in his life. She was like, “I completely get it.” Reality set in that me and Nick were over. She was in the house I used to stay in. I cried on my way home. But Nick Jr. had fun with them. He would always say, “My daddy and my Iggy took me to Target and got me this.”
US: How did you learn you were pregnant?
KG: I was having extreme back pain very early in the pregnancy, so I went to the doctor, who said, “There’s nothing wrong with your back, but you’re pregnant.” It was 200 percent Nick’s child. He’s always supportive, but he was in shock. With him being in a public relationship, he didn’t know how to handle it. We didn’t get into [how he would tell Azalea]. I felt it was his decision how to handle it.
US: How did you feel when he and Iggy broke up? Did you feel guilty?
KG: No, I didn’t feel guilty. … I’m not the reason they separated. She found out what everyone else found out, according to what I’ve been told.
US: What would you say to Iggy if you could say anything to her right now?
KG: I wish her a lifetime of success. … I mean, I’m definitely not going to apologize for being in love with a man who I have a lot of history with. I do wish her that kind of success and hope that she can get through this difficult time and she and Nick can move forward from this.
US: Where do you and Nick stand now?
KG: I’m giving him his space. On an intimate level, it has stopped. We haven’t discussed how we’re going to move forward. Right now, he needs to focus on basketball and getting his life in order. Basketball is what puts food on two people’s plates that he’s taking care of. But I will definitely give it a chance if he comes back and says, “I’m really going to make this work this time.”
Read the full Q&A here.