Despite being snared in a love triangle that rivals Brangelina’s, third-wheeling with music’s controversial lovers has afforded Karrueche an op to launch a clothing line, The Kill, with the man responsible for her fame. After meeting Chris through a styling gig two years ago—while he was still warring with the media over his 2009 assault on Rihanna—the ex–personal assistant kept her bond with R&B’s bad boy platonic. A crushing public breakup in October 2012 (during which Chris dropped an inebriated confessional admitting his love for both Rih and Kae) has made her the odd woman out, even as she and Breezy serve as strange bedfellows in a partnership that places much of the creative control in her well-manicured hands. For her part, Karrueche assures The Kill will satisfy demand once on racks. “Our clothes are all black and white. I don’t know any other line that’s doing that,” she notes.