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Jeannie Mai Responds to Backlash After Saying She Wants to 'Submit' to Jeezy When Married

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Jeannie Mai and Jeezy attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on Oct. 5, 2019 in Atlanta.

Jeannie Mai is clearing up her controversial comments on why she doesn't want to be the leader in her relationship and her decision to "submit" to fiancé Jeezy.

"“Well for me, submit does not mean that you are lower or less important than your man. Of course, [Jeezy] and I respect each other very equally,” she explained on Thursday's (Oct. 8) episode of the Tamron Hall Show. “What I mean is in my work life, in my actual life, I own my businesses, I run my team, I make all of the decisions and I lead entirely in the outside of my life.”

“So in my home, I want my man to lead,” she continued. “I want him to take in what I would like and what my wishes are, what my dreams are, and then incorporate it, making the overall decision that’s best for our vision together.”

As for the controversy, Mai is unfazed. “Girl, I am 41, I don’t care what kind of pushback I get from other women out there,” she said. “This is my life and you know coming out of divorce and also making a major decision to marry again after being blessed to fall in love and finding such a beautiful person, I want to be very clear and open about how our life can be so that we make sure that our vision is aligned and that we both are empathetic to each other and know that this is the structure we’re going into."

The couple got engaged back in March during a romantic, at-home date after nearly two years of dating. In April 9, Jeezy shared a photo of the happily engaged couple with the caption: "Would say for life but that’s not long enough. Infinity..." See the sweet pic here.