After years of feeling misunderstood in the media, Apryl Jones is continuing to speak her truth, this time reflecting on the version of herself she portrayed while on “Love & Hip Hop” with her ex.
In an interview with Madame Noire, the reality star cleared up misconceptions about her seemingly acting out after her and Omarion ended their relationship just months shy of welcoming a second baby. “That wasn’t the case,” Apryl said. “That whole situation with me and O on Love and Hip Hop was completely controlled. I never even wanted to do freakin’ reality TV.”
Apryl claims her image in early seasons on LHHH were being “controlled” by Omarion’s management team with them wanting to dispel gay rumors about him.
“His management thought it would be good for him to show who he was and his life because there were gay rumors. So to show he was in a relationship with a woman and having kids and all that, they thought it would be great.
If you love somebody you’re going to do it, but it just felt very controlled. I wasn’t really myself. When I came out of that relationship, which was fully f–king controlled and it was a lot going on, I was like “Oh my God.” I totally lost myself in that. Now I’m back to being the fun Apryl, the Apryl who doesn’t give a f–k.’
Previously, Apryl revealed to the outlet that she is currently dating amid rumors that she is in a relationship with Dr. Dre, adding that she was looked for to a “great exchange of energy with somebody that feels different.”