Nigerian rapper 2 Shotz and his wife Precious Jones two-year-old marriage is in troubled water. So bad is their rift that 2 Shotz allegedly threatened to reveal their sex tape.
In an exclusive interview granted to Linda Ikeji, 2 Shotz’s wife revealed all that transpired between her and her husband plus why he changed from the loving husband he was to the wife beater he has become. Plus what his prophets told him about his wife.
How did your husband actually treat you? Did you feel controlled by him?
Erm, at first he didn’t. He was cool. Like he was all lovey dovey and it was good basically. I don’t know what happened along the line. I don’t want to make excuses for him. I understood that he was going through a lot, He is the man and it is my job to submit, to be submissive, obedient and whatever. This I tried my best to do but I feel like…. I don’t know how to put it, but basically, you know the way I’m always travelling back – forth and with my degree and everything. I don’t know if that kind of intimidated him or he was just angry at the fact that I had these accomplishments or something like that.
Are you saying that he was possibly affected by you being more successful?
Like I said, You can’t say I’m more successful. If we are married, we are one. If I’m successful, then he’s successful and vice versa. So yeah. I don’t know the root of the whole problem. I don’t know if it’s distance because that’s what a lot of people are telling me. But I know a lot of couples that are living abroad, as in their wives are abroad, husbands in Nigeria or wherever and they are making it work. With Technology these days (Skype, Viber, WhatsApp), we have a lot of means to communicate with each other, so that shouldn’t really be a problem. I explained to him at the start, that you know we are going to go through a lot of tight times; it’s going to be difficult because I want to further my education, masters and all. You know in Nigeria, the competition is so high, you can’t go with an ordinary bachelor’s degree and get a good job. You need to package yourself seriously so that companies will take you seriously. I was in Nigeria with just a Bachelor’s Degree and I know the kind of jobs I was being offered. That’s not what I want. I’m a very ambitious person. I don’t want to say I’m a career woman but I’m very ambitious. I know what I went through to go through four years of college and come out successfully with a little boy. Taking care of my boy/son that I had before I got married. I know what I went through and I’m doing this for him and my kids as well. So basically, I explained to him from the start that we are going to go through it for a couple of years but it’s all going to be for the betterment of the family, for the Good and he agreed to this. All of a sudden, it flipped, he changed and the story became that I was trying to take his baby away from him. That I planned to take his child away, I didn’t want him to be with his child. I wanted to take her away like I took my son from his father.
As a matter of fact however, my son and his father are best of friends. Even my son’s father is my friend still. So I really can’t pinpoint the cause of the whole drama but… I know it’s probably because of other reasons I can’t put my finger on. Everything went sour at a point. I don’t know when or where and I tried my best to contain it. I’m not saying I’m perfect. I have my faults and I was able to always admit them but he (2shotz) is stubborn, he’ll never apologise or take responsibility. His excuse is that he’s older than me, so he has more experience and can never do any wrong. Apparently with the Nigerian Culture, the woman has to be the one apologizing for the rest of her life and (laughs) at the start, I did that and he got spoilt. He felt he could do this, hit me and I’ll be the one to beg him.
If you recall, in 2013, you defended your husband when one of his exes BBA rep Beverly Osu accused him of abuse? How did you feel when all this unfolded?