Nivea Says Lil Wayne Convinced Her to Quit Music and Be With Him
Written by DJ AquaTrunk on July 13, 2021
Lil Wayne was a sly fox when it came to his relationship with his ex-girlfriend and R&B singer Nivea.
According to the singer, Weezy had an interest in her after watching the video for her 2002 hit “Don’t Mess With My Man.” The Young Money leader reached out to her record label for a meeting to collaborate on a song, but Wayne had other intentions for Nivea.
“He said, ‘I don’t wanna do a song with you. I just want your number,'” she recalls.
Eventually, Nivea and Wayne “just clicked” and started dating. The 39-year-old artist added that Wayne convinced her to leave the music industry and be in a relationship with him. “He said, ‘Come be with me, I got you.’
Nivea agreed and infamously sent a letter to her label Jive to inform them that she’s quitting music. Wayne also promised to help manage Nivea’s career, while “I’m just sitting there being a housewife,” she added.
Then, while the couple was living in a house in New Orleans, Weezy decided he wanted to move into an apartment. Unbeknownst to Nivea, Wayne wanted her to live in the new apartment so he could moved Toya Johnson and their daughter Reginae back into the house.
“We move out the house and get an apartment. I didn’t realize he did that to move Toya back in the house,” she says. “I was so heartbroken,” Nivea continues. “I was screaming and cursing him out.”
Despite their relationship falling apart, Nivea was able to become friends with Toya as well as with Wayne’s other former girlfriend Lauren London. The pair bonded with each other when Nivea was pregnant with Wayne’s son, Neal, which was around the same time Lauren was also pregnant with Wayne’s son, Kam.
Overall, Nivea has survived being in some high-profile relationships with a few popular artists, including Wayne and The-Dream.
Watch Nivea’s interview on Kandi Burruss’ YouTube show On That Note below. Fast forward to the 27-minute mark to listen to her story about Lil Wayne.
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