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Marlo Hampton is giving interviews to a few websites this week apparently trying to rehabilitate her image. Let’s look at what she has to say. When interviewed by Sister2Sister, she attempts to minimize her extensive arrest record saying:
“It’s important for people to know I was on house arrest. Four of those were probation violations and not new charges.”
Well that is true. One of the probation violations was for Felon in Possession of a Fire Arm. I mean who doesn’t have that happen from time to time? What part of going into the jail and being booked and taking a mugshot made her think those were not new charges?
When talking about the victim of her felony aggravated battery with great bodily harm, Marlo said, “She had asked the judge to reduce my sentence and we made peace. We’re fine. We’ve talked several times.”
Well it’s true that the victim is at peace anyway. She killed herself a few years after the assault. Her family has asked in a statement that Marlo keep her name out of her mouth and stop talking about her. (Family statement at Straight from the A). I am sure the family is thrilled that Marlo is still talking about her in her attempt to make herself look better.
Marlo defends her bad check charges saying, “I wasn’t the best in math. I misbalanced my check for the books I was buying. It was one check for me just being in college writing a check for one book. They blew that so out of proportion.”
Hey, no big deal, who hasn’t gone to jail for bad checks? It happened to your ex BF Charles Grant too. Those check fraud laws are ridiculous!
Then out of nowhere the interview goes to the Red Carpet Boutique she ran at Perimeter Mall. She says “When I started taping with the show, I closed the store down.”
Really? I could have sworn that store closed down in 2009 or so. I could be wrong about that. It seems unlikely that one would close a retail store when one is about to get a ton of free publicity for it. And then downsizing into an online store that really doesn’t sell anything.
From the interview with Hollywood Reporter: She goes after Kandi.
The source of your money was an ongoing drama among the women. Why do you think Kandi Burruss is so interested in where you got your money?
Hampton: I don’t even know, to tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. Like, say if I meet someone, I’m assuming I’m going to say, “What do you do for a living?,” not “Where do you get your money from?” So, it took me by surprise. Like, I don’t get it, I don’t get it. That one puzzled me, I want to ask her too, why was she so concerned about that?
You still don’t know why?
Hampton: Oh I just got it. It’s jealousy and envy, that’s what it was. I mean, it’s got to be jealousy and envy, something, Lord — women with low self-esteem only. The gay men love me, men love me, and strong-minded women love me, who have high self-esteem. Only the low self-esteem women have a problem with me, and it’s like, “Why? What is your problem?” Just because I love fashion, my story is different from yours, my occupation is different from yours, what is the problem?
Yes, I am sure Kandi Burrus is jealous of you. She just has a twenty year music career, tens of millions of dollars, a clean jail record, and a beautiful daughter. You have all those pretty clothes your tricks bought you. I bet Kandi goes to bed every night wishing she was you, Marlo.
Hollywood Reporter follows up with the obvious question about how the gays feel about her now after she called decided to go after Sheree for hanging out with faggots on national television. Follow the link to read where she says she is sorry and she has a gay sister and lots of gay friends.
So there you have it. There is more to Marlo than being a convicted felon with a string of charges and hooking for your money with elderly billionaires. Wait, what were her good qualities again? Oh yes, she has nice handbags.