As the former first lady of YSL Records, Jerrika Karlae is far from a one-trick main piece. Much more intent on securing the bag instead of chasing the clout of her on-again, off-again fiancee, Karlae isn't down to let her relationship status with Young Thug stop her grind. Putting her explosive social media beef with Thugger's side piece, Amy Luciani behind her, Karlae is now focusing on turning her swimsuit line into a fashion empire. By expertly cashing in on the poolside ass-out pose favoured by stars from Amber Rose to the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Karlae is proving once and for all that she is much more than the former future Mrs.Thugger. 

"I started out just doing my own sketches," said Karlae, dishing on the start of her eponymous swimwear line. "I’m no Picasso, but I’ve always done my own sketches of designs I think are unique. Keva J, a young African-American women who started her own successful line, really inspired me—the Kardashians all rock it. I wanted to make pieces that were dope, but still affordable for everybody. You shouldn’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to feel amazing in a swimsuit because that’s not realistic."

"I took my first sketch to a friend who could sew and she made my first sample," continued Karlae. "My first launch definitely wasn’t my ultimate goal as to where I want to be as a designer, but it was definitely an amazing accomplishment as my first project as an entrepreneur."

Check out this collection of Karlae's sizzlin' hot, revealing pool-ready pics that no doubt have Thug gearing up to shoot his shot (again). 

Barely-there Bikini

Opting to put her killer curves on full display, Karlae flaunts her toned body for her fans in a tiny bikini.



Rightly throwing her support behind her own brand, Karlae let the light hit just right while rocking the KADE design from her line.  

Ready For Miami 

Karlae is ready to hit the Miami Beach shoreline in this revealing two-piece lace-up. 


Side Profile 

Clearly, there's nothing wrong with showing both your backside and some sideboob to sell some swimwear. 

All Mesh Everything

Striking a pose in this mesh one piece, Karlae is only half-committed to #FreeingTheNipple.  


"Brown like my cognac," captioned Karlae alongside a picture of herself rocking a one-piece that clearly compliments her skin tone. 


Somehow, Karlae manages to make a bathing suit that looks like a cross between a sweater and a one-piece sexy. 


"I’m tryna wake up on a boat, I don’t need to get fed grapes but I would like for them be there....actually a whole bowl of fruit," captioned Karlae alongside a snap of her posing on a deck, clad in a black two-piece.  

The Karlae Slay 

In this logo-emblazoned two-piece, Karlae is ready to hit the pool party, dip her feet in and then bounce. 


Karlae doesn't need anyone to tell her how hot she looks in a bathing suit because she knows she has the curves to make her followers salivate. "This is how you pose on the beach when your swimsuit is this cute," captioned the aspiring rapper.