In recent weeks the public has gotten an unadulterated look at the (now nonexistent) relationship between Sage The Gemini and Jordin Sparks. But according to the Bay Area rapper, they initially started seeing each other as a publicity stunt.

In a phone conversation with his ex-fiancee Curium Hurley, Sage says that his relationship with Sparks was forced at first, reports Us Weekly. "Everything was fuckin' horrible," he says during the phone call. "That shit was fucking dumb. She got on my nerves. I wanted to stab her. All of that shit. Don't get me wrong, she's cool, she's level-headed, whatever, but she's not no regular person . . . Everybody on the outside looking in [thinks] it's hella perfect." You can hear the alleged phone call above.

Sage also says his management pushed him to post pictures together with Sparks on his Instagram shortly before he was set to drop his album last spring. At one point he deleted a photo with Sparks from his Instagram only to be later scolded for doing so by his manager. "My manager was like, 'No, bring it back. How the hell are you going to sell the album?'"

Nonetheless, Sage says their relationship eventually blossomed into something very real. If his passionate love letter towards Sparks on Instagram last week is any indication, it seems like what started as a PR stunt grew into a deep relationship for the "Red Nose" star. He even dropped a new song, "I'll Keep Loving You," intended for Sparks, last week.

Last year Sparks talked to Us Weekly about accepting Sage despite his Zodiac sign. "He's actually a Gemini-Cancer cusp, which is crazy because I am a Sagittarius-Capricorn cusp. So he's summer solstice, I'm winter solstice. But you know that whole multiple personality thing? So him," she told Us. "But I love all of him. So that's the good thing."

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