Malika Haqq and her ex, rapper O.T. Genasis may not be a couple anymore, but that doesn’t stop them from co-parenting their son, 6-month-old Ace Flores in a “loving environment.”
Malika Haqq and O.T. Genasis dated for “two and a half years,” but they broke up before baby Ace was born. On the Season 19 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Haqq explained that O.T. Genasis’ apathy in preparing for their son’s birth drove her to break up with him, sharing a story about O.T. refusing to build Ace’s crib while she was pregnant.
“When I talk to my son’s father, he goes, ‘Oh, we have time for that.’ That’s his answer to everything,” Haqq shared with her friend Khloe Kardashian. “I’m like, ‘Good to know you’re not going to be any f—ing help.’ I literally can’t sleep. My angst is not a joke. So I guess I need to get a handyman here to… put his crib together ’cause his dad doesn’t do stuff like that,” said Haqq.
Malika Haqq shared that she ultimately left O.T. Genasis because maintaining their relationship was getting “harder and harder.” “We’re just in two different places in our lives and I decided that it was better for me to not stay in the relationship because it was just getting harder and harder,” said Haqq.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Malika Haqq explained that despite their breakup, she and O.T. Genasis kept their relationship friendly and focused on co-parenting Ace. “Relationships don’t always work out the way we would hope but between love & friendship we have created a baby boy that will be here very soon. I’ve been single the last 8 months but I am in no way alone,” said Haqq. “O.T. and I have attended every doctor’s apt and overall loved on our son together while anticipating his arrival. My priority over the past few months has been to nurture and protect my unborn child. Our baby would not be who he is without his father and I thank God for the spirit that grows inside of me. Only thing that matters, we are Baby Flores’ parents.”
“We’ve agreed to co-parent and bring our son into a loving environment, and that’s the most important thing,” says Haqq.