Being Rihanna’s follow-up act is no easy task. Just ask Chris Brown’s post-Rihanna girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. After a year of being hounded and ripped into by Rihanna fans, Karrueche got the cruelest boot from Chris Brown himself, via social media snoops, via press release, and via break-up video. Chris seems to be juggling a “friendship” with his ex- Tran, and a rekindled romance with Rihanna, but Karrueche sat down with Vibe to discuss how the love triangle isn’t getting in the way of their new clothing venture, The Kill.

Do you think there’s ever gonna come a point where it’s just gonna be too hard to maintain a friendship with him?
I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’ve been on a rollercoaster for the past year so who knows?

If you could sit down with Chris and Rihanna in the same room, what would you want to get off your chest?
For everybody, emotionally, that would just be way too much. I’m a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, I’d do it. I’m a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot.

More of Karrueche Tran keeping a stiff upper lip (in light of the fact that these are the types of what-if questions she will face for a long long time)….
After the jump…

(Chris and Karrueche, via instagram, May 2012)

More quotes from Karrueche Tran’s Vibe interview:

Chris is a trendsetter himself. Did you guys bond over fashion when you met?
Yeah, his style is him. It’s not other people throwing clothes on him. He definitely wears what he wants to wear and wears what he likes.

So when you style him, it’s the easiest gig in the world.
I haven’t done too many jobs but it’s pretty easy.

How hard is it to work with Chris with everything that’s going on?
At the end of the day, he will always be a friend. We’ll always care about each other. We won’t allow that to interfere. Our business is business.

Do you think you’ve found the person you could spend the rest of your life with?
I do care about him and I do love him. Family is very important to me, and I’ve always put it in my mind to remember that. For me, I’d love to meet somebody and grow and build a foundation, but I don’t want to even think about marriage right now. I can’t even get a clothing line out. (laughs)

How do you feel about it? Are you happy with your love life at the current moment?
I mean at the time, but right now of course not. It’s a lot going on but it could be a lot worse. And that’s how I look at life. I take it for what it is. I move forward, grow from it and at this point, that’s what I’m doing. I’m not gonna sit and dwell and become consumed in that negativity because I could very much be that person, especially when things are so public and so thrown in my face. But like I said, things can be much worse. So I’m good.

(Chris and Rihanna, via instagram, Dec 2012)

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