Hate it or love it, Natalie Nunn has become the poster girl for the Oxygen network’s hit reality show “Bad Girls Club.” She was cast as the socialite on season 4, yelling out her catch phrase “I Run L.A.” However, she has definitely moved on from socialite to celebrity after appearing on the show.
Natalie Nunn is currently receiving more than the15 minutes of fame that most reality stars receive after their show ends. It’s going on almost two years since season 4 has ended and Natalie is still being mentioned on blogs. Perez Hilton said “Natalie Nunn has become a brand” and he just might be right. She recently landed the cover of Black Men Magazine and the lead in videos by rappers Yung Berg, Wale and J. Cole. Nunn also recently shot her first movie, Stalker.
Being a bad girl is hard and sometimes Natalie finds herself getting into some Drama while working hard on her brand. Check out the exclusive interview below where she speaks on Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Fabolous and what it was like kissing Lil’ Kim on the lips.
TheUrbandaily: On bad girls club, you stirred a lot of things up…
Natalie Nunn: I was just being me to be honest. It’s a little bit of being provoked. There were six other girls in the house; I think anybody would have stirred things up and acted up like I did.
It’s been about two or three seasons since you were on Bad Girls Club?
It used to be they did one season a year. And then after my season, they started doing two seasons a year. So actually, I think it’s just hit the two year mark.
So are you trying to say Natalie Nunn made it hot?
(Laughs) I think I just stirred it up enough with a little bit of humor and fun and real bad girl, and everybody just started tuning in more. The numbers doubled. And the popularity of the show nearly tripled tripled tripled tripled tripled don’t think I did all the work, but I think I put the icing on the cake.
You pop a lot of ish. What’s up with that?
I feel like I’m the type of person who is always going to keep it real. I’m never going to let a lie come out of my mouth. At the end of the day, if I have something to say, I’m going to say what I want to say. Even my managers, even my lawyers, even my team — they want me to maybe tone it down. But what got me to where I am now is me being me. So if I have something to say, I’m not going to change now because it’s not politically correct. I’m still always going to be Natalie. And I feel like in the industry right now, [being me] is considered talking a lot of ish, because a lot of people are not real. They’re not going to tell you how it is. They’re not going to tell you they don’t like your hair. And I don’t just randomly pop off just to pop off. Every time I have something to say it’s because a situation happened or someone did something to me or someone said something. That’s when you’re going to get Natalie “talking-a-lot-of-ish” Nunn. I’m not going to not say what I want to say. I will say what I want to say, and if you don’t like it (mumbles) then do something about it. Hollywood is people trying to be “politically correct”. But at the end of the day, let’s all keep it real, we’re all human beings. Everybody’s not going to be friends.
What was the deal with you and Wiz Khalifa?
We were just friends. That’s pretty much where it was. I had a love show that was about to air, Love Games. And I had just finished wrapping up the show. There were a lot of things in my contract that I wasn’t able to do. And you know…it was…um…yeah…we were friends.
Did you see Amber Rose’s Nude pictures.
I really don’t have a comment about that. (Chuckles)
So No press for Amber Rose who you said got your sloppy seconds. So did you and Wiz Khalifa have sex?
No, I just don’t have a comment on that.
Are you single?
I’m single focusing on the projects that are about to come out. I did just shoot a movie Stalker. I just been working. I been working so much I had to take a break because I wore myself out. It’s about Natalie the bad girls brand and giving my fans what they want. I feel like having a guy in my life right now would take away from that.
Have you and Fabolous squashed the beef?
It’s really funny, because I feel like the beef between me and Fabolous just keeps going back and forth. Sometimes it’s directly, sometimes it’s indirectly. Fabolous just put out a video last week. And the music video had my ex-best friend that I grew up with since we were in diapers — he put her as the only girl in his video. So he tries to do little things to get my attention. And I don’t care what he says, I don’t care what people want to believe and disbelieve, but the girl in his video is half Asian, half black, he didn’t even know her, and she’s never done a music video in her life — so he went out of his way to put her in his music video. And when he posted the link for it, all of my fans on Twitter were like, “Isn’t that your ex-best friend?” He wanted a response, and I didn’t give it to him. It’s almost like these guys are trying to get some of my publicity, even if it’s indirectly. Because if I go in on somebody, it will be a trending topic. I don’t care who they think they are or how many fans they have, it will bring a different audience to them. These guys are rappers, or these guys are comedians. I am on a reality show that everybody in the world watches. I bring a whole different audience to their life.
Did you and Fab have a thing going on or something?
No. I met him one time. I was in New York City before my season of Bad Girls Club had aired. But everybody knew: they were running commercials, my picture was in all of the magazines, Bravo TV was promoting it. I got invited to go backstage at one of his shows, and people tweeted the pictures. And one time he was in California and invited me to go to the studio and hang out, and I didn’t go. Ever since that day, it was drama. Like, “Who does she think she is?”
I know you don’t take that twitter beef and what bloggers have to say seriously, right?
I don’t care. If people are extremely entertained by what I am doing, then I am doing my job.
How was it kissing Lil’ Kim on the lips?
I enjoyed every minute of hanging out with Lil’ Kim and that kiss was the most amazing day of my life. She was my generation of bad girls when I was young. That’s what I listened to. Her inviting me to hang out with her in Miami was more than a dream come true I don’t care how lame that sounds. She’s a legend in the game for over a decade.
Do you have beef with the other Bad Girl Leah?
We didn’t see eye to eye on the actual Love Games show. But I wouldn’t say we have beef because I can actually dig some of Leah’s ways. Leah’s not that bad.
I felt like Leah was fake, like she was trying to be a carbon copy of you. Do you feel the same?
You have to remember that a lot of these girls that are coming on the show after me are seeing the difference in the success level [of the show]. And I have to respect some of these girls. I really cannot knock them; I cannot be mad at what they’re trying to do. Leah is coming from watching me on my season to watching herself on her season and thinking, “Damn, what did I do wrong? Natalie’s over here gettin’ it and this whole empire is based off of Natalie being on season 4. I gotta switch up my ish so I can get right.” And especially when they’re given that opportunity for love games, that’s their second chance. She’s like, “I gotta go in there and act like” however she wanted to act. I don’t know if she wanted to act harder or whatever, but the audience knows.
So The reality show isn’t fake; some of the girls are fake?
That’s probably the best way to put it, because reality TV is what you make of it. You could act bourgeois, but at the end of the day, people can tell if you really come from money or if you’re really a bad girl. This is a personality show. We’re years into reality TV. So people know what’s real and what’s fake.
Where do you plan on taking Natalie Nunn the bad girl brand?
My brand is obviously bad ass. I mean I’m just going to be honest. Its bad girls in different lights, the brand is Bad Girl. Any girl in her eyes is bad. If your a stripper, ride or die chick, girl who gets money, or a bad girl that just graduated and got her masters. Its all across the board. I plan on having more reality shows which are currently in the making. I have Black Men magazine cover and I’m starring in “Bad Girls Club” music video by Wale and J. Cole.
How was it working with Wale and J.Cole?
That was a fun set. That video is gonna be awesome. People are going to really love it. I can’t wait for it to come out. It was my first major music video. Its called Bad Girls Club, who else would they put as the lead girl.
How is it that does Natalie Nunn runs L.A.?
I been in LA since I was in College and it not one party Natalie didn’t go too. I was really a nobody at all the popping parties. All the promoters knew me. The statement was something I would say to my friends and it carried on to the TV show and now I really run LA because I said it so much it don’t matter if I’m at a restaurant and the line is out the door I’m sitting first. I’m in and out of everything. That statement came to life. The first thing Wiz Khalifa said to me in his own city in Pittsburgh. Everybody knows that’s my catch phrase. Boom!