Jeannie Mai plans to be ‘submissive’ in her marriage to Jeezy

Mai says she has no qualms about letting her future husband take the lead

The co-host of The Real is currently engaged to rapper Young Jeezy and says she is OK with being submissive in their relationship.

“So, I’m gonna say right here, that I, Jeannie Mai, going into my marriage — I want to submit to my man. Let me explain,“ she said to her cohosts on a recent episode, per Entertainment Tonight.

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She explains that submitting does not mean she is less than her husband, it just means that she’s OK with letting him lead.

“When I hear this definition … submitting has a negative connotation. It means that you are less important, you are lower than that person that you’re submitting to. It usually can be like, you know, referenced as somebody who works lower than you and that’s not what I’m referring to here.”

She said she grew up watching her mother take the lead in their household and she does not want to repeat what she saw.

“I grew up in a household – my mom … she has a very strong force, and she took over a lot of decisions in the household, to the point that my dad, unless it was always going to be a fight, he was like, ‘You know what? Go ahead. Whatever you want to decide. Go ahead, and I’m just gonna do me.’ And that caused a wedge. And I can have that tendency.”

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Jeannie Mai and Jeezy attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images)

The host adds that she has always been in control of her career and business and juggling so many hats at times can be exhausting, so she is fine with her rapper bae taking the lead in their relationship. Jeezy just surprised Mai on his birthday with a billboard encouraging fans to vote for her. Mai is a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars.

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“I’m a very dominant woman. I own my business, I lead my teams, I played my own manager, my own publicist, my own lawyer when I didn’t have money to have those people,” she explained. “So, I make the decisions in my life. When I come home, I like the idea that my man leads us. That doesn’t mean that in this case Jay makes all the decisions for us. That doesn’t mean that when he says, ‘How are we spending our money?’ or ‘Where are we moving?’ that I just say, ‘Yes sir,’ or ‘Yes, your honor.’ Like, it’s not that. It’s a, ‘You know what? I think that we would do best here, I want to do this,’ and he takes the decision, he formulates it with our overall vision, and he leads us and I like to submit to that.”

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