Dec 13, 2008



On her house in Atlanta being foreclosed on:

ESSENCE.COM: (Laughs.) That is so sweet! Well, there have been reports that a Georgia property of yours is going into foreclosure. Is that true?

T-BOZ: No, I'm not homeless. During my last marriage [to Mack 10], I had a bunch of things that were put in my name. If one of those properties is going into foreclosure then I don't know. Although I've been divorced for five years, there are still a lot of things I'm dealing with on getting straight in that regard. All I know is that the house I live in with my daughter is not. When you pull up my name, my real house doesn't show up because it's not in my real name, because I enjoy my privacy and I'm not trying to have people be able to find me that easily.



How she deals with rumors:

ESSENCE.COM: Wow! So how do you combat the rumors?

T-BOZ: I let people say what they want to say. I really don't care. At the end of the day, none of these people are ever going to pay my bills or help get me out the hospital bed when I'm sick. That stuff is a waste of energy to me. You have to wonder if some of these bloggers lives are so bad that you have to harp on other people's problems and fabricate stories. If some of the things are true about people losing their homes, have some compassion because it could be any one of us one day. It's so ridiculous that you have to ask what is going on and half the battle begins with us as Black folks. If we don't sit together and make change and start to treat each other with more respect, then how are we going to help our President? He can't do this alone, so we have to come together and do better.


On her new man:

ESSENCE.COM: Speaking of which, you're a divorcee. Are you happy in a new relationship.

T-BOZ: Yes, I am. I am with Takeo Spikes. He's a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, No. 51. We've been dating for the past three years and I'm so happy. We are friends and he's so supportive of me and I support his career. He even raises funds for sickle cell because of me and I love him for that.


Click here to read the full Essence interview with T-Boz.
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