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Exclusive: Rapper Pharaoh claps back at Karlie Redd

Photo courtesy of Pharaoh

Photo courtesy of Pharaoh

On Saturday, Aug. 6, reports surfaced stating that “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Karlie “Redd” Lewis had been ordered to stay 200 yards away from rapper and promoter Christopher Powe, aka Pharaoh. Although the details surrounding the incident that led to legal action are a bit odd, here’s what we know.

According to Powe’s report, he and Redd had a lover’s spat early Thursday in an Atlanta hotel room and she snapped, threatening to tell people he had raped her. Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Redd was allegedly drunk, and threw a tantrum when Powe attempted to leave the room. So, she did what any drama queen would do and locked herself in a bathroom, where she proceeded to make threats, including flushing his stuff — including two phones.

While reports indicate Powe did the best he could managing the heated situation — enlisting the help of hotel security — by the time they got back to the room, Redd had fled the scene, leaving his belongings behind. Meanwhile, the reality star’s rep claims Redd locked herself in the bathroom simply to protect herself from Powe whom according to her was caught red-handed snapping images of her as she slept.

Now, due to the severity of Lewis’ accusations, Pharaoh has reached out to rolling out exclusively, to clear the air on what he believes Redd’s true motivations were.

“As someone who has two sisters and young fans I’m gravely disturbed and disappointed by Karlie’s accusations, actions and behavior. I feel as if I have been used for a possible storyline, and I am bothered by this because this is someone I actually truly cared about. We are at a pivotal and delicate time in our country and world, we have too many real issues going on in our community and against our people for us to be distracted by nonsense. I am fully focused on being a musician and creating music that uplifts others. At this point my only focus will be my music. I thank everyone for their support.”

Both Powe and Redd are due back in court next month. What a mess. What are your thoughts on Redd’s accusations and Powe’s classy response? Sound off in the comment section below.


  1. VLF on August 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

    There already is a mighty MC in the Hip Hop community named Pharoah.