Nivea and Lauren London became friends when both were carrying Lil Wayne's child: 'A testament to the type of man he is'
"I know that sounds weird, but we were two people going through something that was along the lines of humiliating. It felt like, who else could you share this oddly unique situation with?” Nivea said.
Nivea Hamilton, 37, one of Lil Wayne's many former girlfriends and baby mamas, opened up about how she developed an unlikely friendship with Lauren London - who was carrying the rapper's child the same time that she was pregnant with his baby.
Although Nivea and Lil Wayne had gotten engaged in 2002, the rapper called off the engagement a year later. Following her divorce from Terius “The-Dream” Nash in 2007, the two reunited the same year. In an interview with VLADTV published on Wednesday, October 16, the 'Don't Mess with My Man' singer said that although Wayne, 37, was expecting a son with his ex, Sarah Vivian, 32, at the time, and she had three kids from her marriage to The-Dream, 42, it didn't bother Nivea because she was going through a very low point in her life.
She went ahead and accepted his proposal of marriage in 2009, although they never ended up getting married.
“When we reconnected, I had three [kids],” Nivea said. “I wasn’t pregnant. That’s not the reason he proposed to me or anything like that. I took it for, ‘You accepted mine.’ If this occurred before us and we’re just now getting back to it, why wouldn’t I accept that son if you’re telling me you want to marry me? So that was that.”
She soon found herself pregnant with Lil Wayne's baby. The day her pregnancy was confirmed, was also the day she received a shocking piece of information that Lauren, 34, was also expecting a child by the rapper and was due to deliver the child three months before her.
“I found out the day I was confirmed pregnant with our son that he had another one that should be expected three months ahead of ours,” Nivea said. “I’m like ‘Wow.’ Then my mama died. So yeah, life!”
Nivea decided to end her relationship with the rapper because she said, she was changing as a person. “I ended our relationship while I was carrying our son was because I couldn’t take that,” she said. “I thought I could. I’m a different type of woman. I was like, ‘You know what? You love me? F— it!’ But then I realized that’s not what I wanted. So I let it go.”
What she did not expect was to have not only a cordial relationship with Lauren, but actually build a lasting friendship with her, post-breakup with Lil Wayne.
“It was very crushing, then she and I became very close, ironically, after he and I decided to let it go,” she said. “She was a real good friend to me during my mother’s death. I know that sounds weird, but we were two people going through something that was along the lines of humiliating. It felt like, who else could you share this oddly unique situation with?”
Nivea felt like she could connect with the Lauren because "were both previous relationships of his in our younger years as well" alluding to the fact that Lauren had been in an on-and-off relationship with Lil Wayne since she was 15 years old.
"It’s still a testament to the type of man he is because all of his baby mothers, we’re all cool with each other. We get now that the children are here, damn it! They’re here now. You can’t take nothing back. So we are the best mothers that I’ve ever seen in a group with the same baby father. I think it’s amazing," Nivea said.