Lori Harvey has broken her silence after her ex-boyfriend Future slammed her and her beau Michael B Jordan in his new single.
The 24-year-old model gave a rare interview to Bustle in which she explained why she did not respond to the disparaging lyrics referencing her and Michael in the rapper’s latest track.
‘I just try to stay up here and take the high road in every situation,’ Lori told the magazine.
Speaking out: Lori Harvey has broken her silence after her ex-boyfriend Future slammed her and her beau Michael B Jordan in his new single. Pictured in 2019
The runway star is known for being extremely close-lipped about her personal life, which she indicated is what her 3.7 million Instagram followers expect from her.
‘I think they get from me that I try to just not let any type of negativity or rumors or anything like that make me stoop down to that level and go back and forth with it or whatever,’ Harvey said.
‘Just maintain my position of I know who I am, I know what’s going on,’ she continued. ‘So I think that would probably be what they get from me, because I am private, so I like to just give enough.’
Holding a grudge: Future included bitter lyrics about the socialite in the extended version of his collaboration with 42 Dugg, Maybach. Seen in 2017
Lori, who is the stepdaughter of TV host Steve Harvey, and Future, 37, first sparked dating rumors at the end of 2019 when they spent New Year’s Eve together.
The rumors were later confirmed when the pair went on a romantic vacation in Jamaica to celebrate Harvey’s 23rd birthday.
However, the two split in August 2020 and Future included bitter lyrics about the socialite in the extended version of his collaboration with 42 Dugg, Maybach.
‘Tell Steve Harvey I don’t want her,’ Future rapped. ‘One thing I never seen was a b**ch leave.’
Tropical getaway: Future and Lori confirmed dating rumors when the pair went on a romantic vacation in Jamaica to celebrate Harvey’s 23rd birthday
Taking the high road: The 5’3 beauty characteristically remained silent after the negative lyrics were made public
‘Must’ve forgot to tell her daddy she begged me not to leave,’ he continued.
‘Put baguettes on ya ankles damn near up to ya knees / She didn’t have a choice, but to go f**k a lame after me.’
The 5ft3in beauty characteristically remained silent after the negative lyrics were made public. She and Jordan confirmed their relationship at the beginning of this year following months of speculation, but she revealed they first crossed paths ‘a few years ago.’
Romance: Harvey and Jordan confirmed their relationship at the beginning of this year following months of speculation
She said: ‘We met actually a few years ago. We had some mutual friends. I think we met out, just in passing.’
Asked if they had a connection back then, she laughed and said: ‘I was like, ‘He’s cute!’
Both stars are usually very private but have shared glimpses of their romance on Instagram, and Lori explained they feel they owe it to fans to ‘give enough’ of themselves, but always have conversations before they make anything public.
Low-key: Both stars are usually very private but have shared glimpses of their romance on Instagram
She told Bustle: ‘I think we’re both very private people naturally. So we just decide, if we take a picture or whatever it is, do you want to post this? Do we not? We have a conversation about it, like, “You want to post this or we keep this to ourselves?”‘
‘We know there are people that love and support us and want to see us. So [we want to] give just enough, but keep the majority of it just for us. We’re trying to find a balance.’
And Lori insisted her relationship with the 34-year-old Black Panther star is ‘more serious’ than any of her previous romances.
She added: ‘I think just as I’ve gotten older and interests change, I think this was something that I just decided to be a little bit more public with because it’s a more serious relationship. So I’m just handling it differently.’
In 2017, Lori got engaged to soccer player Memphis Depay but they split the following year, and the model admitted she learned a lot from that relationship, though it feels like a long time ago now.
In it for the long haul: Lori insisted her relationship with the 34-year-old star is ‘more serious’ than any of her previous romances
She reflected: ‘I grew up a lot and I learned a lot from that relationship. And so, I think just as I’ve gotten older and developed as a woman, I’ve taken that knowledge with me: learning what I like, what I don’t like, and just applying that to where I’m at now.’
Lori’s main criteria in a relationship is someone that gets along with her family, and the Creed actor fit in instantly.
She said: ‘I look for someone who is trustworthy and reliable, somebody that could be a good foundation and just stability for me. Somebody that has to be able to get along with my family. I’m so close to my family, so my family is the deciding factor in if you’re going to stick around or not. If they don’t love you, our time together will probably be short.
‘I knew they were going to love him, which they did. [The introduction] was good. It was easy.’
But despite her happiness, Lori – who has seven nieces and nephews – insisted she’s not in a rush to have children.
She said: ‘I get my dose. I’m like, “OK, this is great birth control for me. Awesome. Love this. I can play with them, love on them, give them back.”‘