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'Black Ink Crew's Ceaser talks being a black business owner, break-up with Dutchess

Kai Acevedo

 // Dec 6, 2017

Wednesday (Dec. 6) marks the return of Black Ink Crew. In preparation for the premiere of season six, Ceaser, star of the VH1 hit reality show and owner of the Black Ink brand, stopped by The Breakfast Club. The young entrepreneur discussed the current expansion of the Black Ink Crew brand, uplifting his people and of course his break-up with co-star Dutchess.

On his break up with Dutchess

“At the end of the day, it was all a learning experience with Dutchess. I was really in love with her. I can sit there and tell you I loved that woman and I’m glad that we both got to experience it, but we wasn’t for each other.”

Ceaser Emanuel (Black Ink Crew) | The Breakfast Club
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On expanding the Black Ink brand

“I got four shops right now. I got Atlanta, Orlando and two in New York. I’m about to open four more - DC, New Orleans, Houston and it’s going to sound crazy, but Miami.”

On being a Black-owned business

“I’m proud to put my people on. People don’t understand that Black Ink is about us. There’s not too many Black corporations besides FUBU that really made a mark. And that’s my thing, to make a statement. I’m not like other people that may try to keep you there. I’m not into that crab in a barrel. I’d rather uplift my people and then we both get somewhere.”

Elsewhere in his interview with The Breakfast Club, Ceaser addresses a few rumors, admits he has trust issues and says Karlie Redd helped welcome him to Atlanta. The full chat can be viewed above.

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