The Crayon Case CEO and social media star has discovered confidence in her physique and her being — and we’re right here for it!
Chile, Supa Cent is busy-busy.
At 34, the New Orleans-native social media influencer turned entrepreneur has constructed a multi-million-dollar enterprise that features the favored beauty line The Crayon Case, a hefty actual property portfolio (sis has eight properties!), co-ownership of a scooter enterprise, and a social media empire—naturally.
She manages to juggle all of that with being a mom of two, a girlfriend, daughter, sister, bestie, auntie, some-time therapist (we love #AskSupa), and a low-key enterprise advisor to the hundreds of thousands of women and men making an attempt to comply with in her profitable footsteps.
Evidently, it took weeks of making an attempt to pin down a date for a chat along with her, and she or he virtually canceled on me the day of our scheduled interview. Fortunately, she made it work and she or he joined me by way of video chat — with the digital camera off. For a girl that shares so most of her life on-camera, chronicling her skilled and private highs and lows with and with out make-up; I assume being off-camera is a much-needed break. However her keep-it-all-the-way-real vitality anchored by that thick NOLA accent nonetheless managed to come back via so robust. I heard development. I felt it.
It was the voice of a lady who’s completely happy (Lower than 24-hours earlier than our interview, she introduced a brand new relationship on social media). It was the voice of a lady who appears to be leaning into her “grown lady vitality.” That type of vitality that finds a lady feeling extra assured in her being, her physique, and her enterprise.
Each messy, headline grabbing break-up that she’s left prior to now, each private hardship she’s overcome, and the medical scares she’s healed via have led her into her totally harnessing her supa energy.
Blame it on her relatable vitality, however folks don’t play about Supa. There’s a robust sense of care on the subject of her medical well being and the bond she has along with her family and friends. However that care turns into a heightened funding on the subject of her romantic life. The folks actually care.
In July 2020, she engaged in a really public breakup and messy on-line backwards and forwards along with her then fiancé Louis “Lou” Leagea following allegations of him dishonest and sexting with a teenage woman. This despatched social media. How may this have occurred? She appeared so completely happy. They appeared so completely happy. However nothing is what it appears, even while you’re exposing your private life on social media.
How have you ever navigated your relationships as a social media celeb?
Let’s again up. Once I was 17, I met a man Get ‘Em and he went to jail. [He was sentenced] to 17 years. As soon as I obtained fashionable on Instagram, I went again to him. I felt like I don’t need to take care of no one, as a result of I don’t know if they’re honest. You simply don’t know who is de facto with you. That’s why I talked to Get ‘Em. His solely factor was simply don’t publish no n***as [on social media] and take a look at to not fall in love. I used to be nice with that.
[My son] Tre’s dad was truly my facet n***a to [Get’Em] and he knew that. When Get ‘Em obtained locked up, he didn’t need to discuss to me. When he did, I used to be three months pregnant [with Tre].
How lengthy did you and Get’Em keep collectively?
5 years! He was the primary man my followers knew about. They watched me go see him each week. I used to be on Periscope going to see him. I used to get up at 3am and go get my make-up achieved [and] get my hair achieved the evening earlier than so, I may very well be cute. My followers watched me do that each weekend.
In order that grew to become regular to you?
Regular? Sure. It was extraordinarily regular. It was regular as a result of that’s what I instructed myself. He knew I wasn’t going to attend for him, however I used to be going to be there for him. I used to be going to speak to him. [There were] instances he didn’t need to discuss to me, and he wished me to maneuver on. When that point got here, I’d transfer on. However after I did, he got here again after which I’d need to discuss to him.
That was the one relationship the place I used to be mentally related to somebody. I felt like I’d by no means in my life recover from him as a result of I felt was so mentally related.
You’d return to him as a result of he was protected?
He was my scapegoat [and] the particular person I knew I’d at all times love. One thing occurred to him in jail, and it modified him a lot…he changed into an entire completely different man, and I didn’t like that man. [Apparently] he took a mojo, and it f**ked with him mentally. We broke up in December of 2016. The subsequent month I met Lou.
Rattling, Supa! So, you met Lou?
I met Lou January 28, 2016. He hollered at me on Instagram and mentioned he wished to go on a date. I mentioned cool, however we didn’t go on the date. I used to be mendacity in regards to the date. I didn’t know if he was going to be constant. He DM’d me like 10 instances a day, asking me if we had been nonetheless happening a date. I mentioned [to myself] he should be severe. We grew to become boyfriend and girlfriend after 5 dates. He needed to develop on me. It lasted three years.
All the things goes effectively. You’re with Lou and also you get pregnant together with your daughter Lea. However quickly after, you suffered from reminiscence loss. Did that occur rapidly or over time?
It occurred in a short time. I didn’t know what occurred. It ignited after I obtained pregnant with Lea. I misplaced 26 kilos whereas I used to be pregnant. My OBGYN mentioned it’s not regular so that you can lose this a lot weight while you’re pregnant. The newborn was doing nice however I used to be not. She instructed me to see a neurologist. I didn’t go see one till I had a seizure on my anniversary.
What was taking place together with your physique?
My pituitary glands weren’t sending alerts to my adrenal glands. I wasn’t creating hormones. [The memory loss lasted] for a yr. I’d get up questioning why I used to be within the hospital. I needed to [relearn] who all people was. That’s when the burden loss began. I misplaced over 100 kilos in three months. I had these EKG machines, MRI’s, CAT scans, and that’s once they instructed me I had epilepsy. So much was happening. I virtually died in February 2020. Nevertheless it took me getting higher to understand Lou was doing a variety of loopy sh*t.
Wait, what was he doing?
I felt like he tried to isolate me, so he may say he was the one one there for me. That’s evil. Why would you attempt to flip me in opposition to my folks or make me really feel like they don’t love me? What are your actual motives? What are you making an attempt to do to me? [One time when] I used to be being discharged from the hospital and Louis was going to get to the automotive, my cousin Kelly instructed me that I instructed her, “No matter occurs please make certain I don’t marry Lou. Promise me y’all will make certain I don’t marry Lou.” I by no means remembered this taking place. I knew I used to be supposed to depart him, however my coronary heart wasn’t prepared for it. We had a daughter. I wished a two-parent house. I saved saying I’m going to depart after I know I’m by no means going to return and that’s what occurred in July.
Was that the scenario with him and the teenage woman, proper?
Yeah. I misplaced a lot respect, and all emotions for Lou. There was nothing he may’ve achieved that will’ve made me even take into consideration going again. Once I was youthful, I used to be molested by any person that was older than me. It simply triggered one thing in my thoughts. It [was] giving pedophile vibes. Even when that woman consented, she is just too younger. Lou about to be 36. She’s too younger for you. So, it triggered me and made me really feel like that’s gone at all times be you. That day, July 23, I knew for a indisputable fact that I wasn’t going again to Lou.
Have been you feeling embarrassed?
Lady, that was most likely the most important embarrassment I’ve had in my life. It’s completely different when a n***a embarrasses you. It hurts. Why would he f*ck up our household like this? I’d’ve by no means had a child, if I’d’ve knew I wasn’t going to be with my youngster’s father. I handled [that before]. I didn’t need to take care of [that any] extra. I didn’t need to have two youngsters after which have a break up house. I didn’t need that.
So, you’re achieved with Lou, and shortly after you begin relationship Sage The Gemini. However then that ended. Why y’all break up?
Lady, Sage is f**ked up, he’s not proper within the head. Me and Sage had been buddies for ten years. He at all times favored me, however I by no means took it significantly. Regardless that, I bro’ed the piss out of him, I at all times felt like he was an especially good-looking man. [But I thought to myself] why he like me? What the f**okay does he need to do with me? He was with Jordyn Sparks. She’s gorgeously stunning. Why do he need me or no matter? I simply by no means understood, however he by no means stopped making an attempt.You weren’t safe with your self?
I wasn’t safe in any respect. I used to be tremendous skinny, and I didn’t like myself. In November, we obtained in a relationship. He got here to the Dominican Republic with me in November after I obtained my breasts achieved. He stayed the entire surgical procedure, and we got here again to my home after. We had been collectively the top of November and [all] of December. He went again house in January, [I went to visit him that same month] after which we broke up. He obtained mad as a result of I posted that Silhouette Problem. Sage is a superb man [but] he has to repair himself first. He’s very insecure. He used to make me take photos down he didn’t like.
He used to make you are taking photos down?!
He instructed me to take the image I took with Meek (Mill) down. He instructed me, “I favored you while you had been chubby.” [And] went via my cellphone for 3 hours. He wished to see my cellphone, he wished the password, he wished to be on my Instagram. Not simply searching for [guy’s] names, he wished my buddies’ names [too], so he [could] undergo their messages. That’s simply the kind of n***a he was — Insecure!
Properly, are y’all nonetheless buddies?
No, we aren’t buddies as a result of I actually liked him. I actually fell in love with Sage. Sage was so protecting. He [wasn’t going to let anybody talk to me loudly]. He was additionally attentive, and he favored to speak. He may discuss for hours. He was loving and he wished to hug and kiss on me all day. However his unhealthy qualities [overshadowed] his good qualities I’ll say that.
I really feel like he obtained with me for advertising functions. Once I obtained with him, he put out a track. He was off the radar. Folks forgot he was a celeb. In the event you actually give it some thought, [he] wasn’t identified no extra. He hadn’t even reached 1,000,000 followers [on social media]. Folks forgot about him. He simply began being a handsome n***a. He wasn’t even an artist anymore.
Once I obtained with him, [he gained] 150K followers. Then, he put out a track. I really feel prefer it was advertising. He by no means went public with no woman however Jordyn and me. Why me?
Whew, chile! Properly, you latterly posted a brand new boo Rayzor. Who’s he?
I’ve been figuring out him. I met him in 2019. He’s an enormous promoter. He’s extra on my stage than anyone I’ve ever dated.
How does that really feel?
I can’t categorical the way it feels. He’s self-sufficient. If I break up with him as we speak, he’s not going to lose something. He has homes. He owns a membership. And he does these massive ass concert events. I like the truth that he’s not well-known, however he’s nonetheless identified for what he does. [He is also the] first man in all my life that I favored as quickly as I began speaking to him. Lou [and] Sage needed to develop on me.
Once we first began relationship, he was renting out eating places, films, and bowling alleys. He was renting out all the pieces we did only for us and our buddies to be there.
You go from loopy conditions with Get’Em, Lou and Sage, and now you’ve met somebody who rents out entire institutions!?
I ain’t by no means had a n***a try this for me! I like how he listens. [We went to a restaurant, and they didn’t sell] the meals and he made them go purchase it and make it.
I caught a seizure in Cabo. Once I obtained again, I needed to keep inside for 2 weeks. I hadn’t seen my buddies for weeks. He rented out a film theatre and my buddies had been there. I like how he doesn’t disregard the emotions I’ve for my buddies. I like how he’s not making an attempt to maintain me all to himself. We have now a variety of non-public moments with simply me and him. However he additionally contains my buddies in issues, and I like that.
Lou wasn’t doing that for me. [Yes, he would] convey a masseuse to my home [and] we’d have non-public dinners and all, however these was my folks. [They] wouldn’t cost Lou as a result of they knew I used to be going to put it up for sale. To me that wasn’t love.
Mainly, Lou was utilizing your sources, however Rayzor is resourceful?
Precisely! [Lou was] utilizing my connections and my sources. However I by no means instructed him [how I felt about it], however he wasn’t going out and spending his time discovering folks to do that for me. He was going via my occasion planner to do that for me. That’s why I’m so completely happy about Rayzor, he used his folks. He used his personal decorator, his personal chef, and he didn’t use my assistant. He did this by himself.
What do you need to say about of us who say you progress on too quick?
I really feel like I ain’t doing nothing one other b*tch ain’t doing, [the different is] they simply don’t publish it. All my buddies do that–my aunties, and my cousins. I watch a variety of girls do that, however my solely mistaken factor was I used to be posting them.
Do you are feeling such as you now have a distinct vitality about your self?
Positively!! I’m not dumbing down who I’m for no n***a. [I could] stroll in loads of rooms and really feel like an enormous ass boss. However [then I would go back to my man] and really feel like his servant as a result of I didn’t need him to really feel like he was not adequate for me as a result of I’m an enormous boss and he’s not. I instructed myself I ain’t doing that sh*t no extra. I’m not ignoring no extra pink flags. As soon as I see the pink flags, I’m dipping out.
Seems like you might have advanced. Are there any new issues that pursuits you now?
Ooh! So many issues. I began dressing completely different. My style for style obtained up a bit of extra. I put on purses now. I care about what I put on. I care about how my hair appears. I care about how I odor. I’ve by no means [owned so many bottles of] perfumes in my life. I don’t know what’s happening with me.
Do you suppose you relaxation in your femininity a bit of extra?
Sure! That’s the proper solution to say it. I get pleasure from my female facet. Once I was with Lou, I used to be matching Lou. I wasn’t no woman with Lou, I used to be his accomplice. I’ll at all times be a tomboy, however I’m additionally a lady. I need to showcase my womanhood.
You want your individual present. Will we ever see you on actuality TV?
Lady, I’ve been provided. They tried to make me do a storyline. I don’t need to try this. My life is hype sufficient. If you wish to put me on actuality TV, let me do my very own storyline. They had been making an attempt to do a Love and Hip-Hop: New Orleans, they usually wished me to say I used to be in a relationship with this DJ, and I’d been with him for 2 years. However I obtained an outdated man. Man, f**okay no. My factor is that I at all times instructed myself it doesn’t matter what I get, [I’ll] at all times keep true. If I’m going to vary, [it will be a] change for good. [I’m not changing] as a result of I need to look completely different or appear to be this particular person.