Nia Guzman Gets Honest About Co-Parenting with Chris Brown
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The mother of Chris Brown’s daughter is speaking out to tell her side of the story.

Both Chris and Nia Guzman, who gave birth to their daughter Royalty back in May of 2014, have recently been involved in a highly-publicized battle over their ongoing co-parenting issues. Although the duo are no strangers to engaging in back and forth on social media occasionally, Nia has been relatively quiet in the midst of their parenting struggles. Breaking her silence, she recently opened up about it all in an exclusive interview with Latina.

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Today is Royalty’s second birthday and though the toddler was already 1 when the world learned of her existence, Nia claims Chris knew about her well before the public found out. “He always knew about her, he just wasn’t ready to deal with the situation. But, it’s been quite the experience. I can’t say anything positive about it… at all. Nothing positive,” she told the publication. 

She also went on to address the recent photo of Royalty that sent Chris and social media into a tailspin, sharing that she didn’t understand the backlash given the true nature of the situation.

“I mean the fact that I had just spoken with him. He had already seen a video of her on her way to ballet class. To make that remark online, was totally insane to me. Because I have a phone. I have a phone, and I tried over and over and over to co-parent, to try and get this right. It went global! The picture’s everywhere! I personally saw nothing wrong with it. She always dresses like that to dance class. It was a cute picture, she had just finished dance, she was pouting. It was a funny moment, and she was leaned back looking at me because she was totally pissed off, because it was time to go. She was done with the class, but she didn’t want to leave. She just wanted to sit there. So, that’s the moment that I captured and it was funny to me! I don’t sexualize a toddler, or think of my children in any way like that. So for the backlash of that… I didn’t understand it.”

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Nia also addressed rumors of a custody battle with Chris and says she has no intention of trying to keep him out of their daughter’s life entirely.

“That’s the false story. I didn’t go back to court to limit his time, at all. That’s never what I wanted. What’s in place right now, his days that he gets her, was agreed upon. I agreed to that. That’s what I wanted for him. It wasn’t court ordered or anything like that, all the way from the first agreement. It was agreed. And so this time around, all I wanted was a set nanny in place, that’s all I was wanting. I never wanted to limit his time or take any of his time from him. I totally want him to be hands on with her, and be a father, and try and get it more focused, and leave all the other bullsh-t that he has going on, alone.”

You can read the full interview with Nia here.

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