Fatal Attraction: Katrina

Inside the Mind of a Stalker

"I've been stalking Jay-Z more than three years," Katrina says matter-of-factly. "Jay-Z is the CEO of Def Jam [Records]. He's a big celebrity. In my mind

, he's more than that. He is just my dream. I can't seem to think of anybody else. He is my all and all." Katrina buys every magazine Jay-Z is in, has called him over 300 times and e-mails him 200 times a day, but he has never responded. She even had a T-shirt made up with Jay-Z's and her picture, that she says she sleeps in every night. "Jay-Z's real name is Shawn Corey Carter. When I'm writing songs, I would just call him Shawn. I make up my own songs and leave them on his voice mail," she shares. "I went to a Web site that has gossip. I e-mailed them a letter saying I was
Jay-Z's ex. I also went as far as saying Jay-Z liked me better than [his girlfriend] Beyoncé. He's in love with me," she reveals. "Everything was made up."


Katrina's friends have pointed out that she'll never be able to take Jay-Z from Beyoncé. "I don't care. To me, I am Beyoncé. I am every man's dream. I'm accomplishing it by just looking in the mirror and saying, ‘Jay-Z's going to be my man,'" she says. Katrina explains that when she heard a rumor that Jay-Z proposed to Beyoncé, she snapped and tore all his pictures up. "I want to see Beyoncé and Jay-Z one day in public and just go there and snatch her weave out."

Della says, "Katrina is a stalker. Katrina needs a reality check. She needs to get her life together. I'm scared she's going to get charges pressed against her and end up in jail." 


Katrina admits, "I've been stalking people my whole life. When someone rejects me, I get obsessed with that person. When I was 9, it was this man who went to my church, and I just had a huge crush on him. I called him over 100 times in one day.'"

Katrina describes her stalking expertise. "If you want to get next to Jay-Z, go through his close associates: his best friend, his cousin, his sister. Everyone who is close to Jay-Z, I've stalked," Katrina admits. "My ex-boyfriend thought I was just nuts. And he got to the point where, ‘You choose me or Jay-Z,' and I chose Jay-Z."


Katrina tells Dr. Phil that she realizes, "It's something that I need to address."

Dr. Phil points out that Katrina even stalked one of Jay-Z's employees and sent her up to 200 e-mails a day.

"I would think if she knew Jay and was close to Jay, and if I talked to her, then I would be closer to Jay," Katrina explains.

Dr. Phil mentions that Katrina can't even spend time with her family, because she has to be home to check her e-mail in case Jay-Z responds. He shows Katrina a photo of Jay-Z and Beyoncé. "Is that painful for you to look at?" he asks. 

"I just think he's better off with me, because to me, she's just fake, and she's not giving her all and all to him," Katrina says.

"There's just something not right about her?" Dr. Phil questions, reminding her that she is writing numerous e-mails to a man she's never met.

"Well, I feel if I did meet him, that he would want me," she says.


Dr. Phil tells her she's obsessed with the unattainable. "If Jay-Z was going to meet a million people, you wouldn't be on the list, because you're on what's called a watch list. You show up, and you're going to be gone.'"

Katrina doesn't respond.

Dr. Phil addresses Katrina's dislike of Jay-Z's relationship with Beyoncé. "What gives you the right to inject yourself in somebody's life?" he asks.


"I just know that he would like what he sees if he were to see me," Katrina says.


Dr. Phil turns to Rhonda Saunders, a criminal prosecutor, for her opinion.

"There's a difference between a fan and a fanatic, and lady, you've crossed that line," Rhonda tells Katrina. "And if you don't watch what you're doing, you're going to wind up inside of a jail cell. This thing is escalating. It's not good for you; it's not good for him. And you're going to eventually wind up paying the price. You've got to stop, or there's going to be a police officer on your front door."

"This isn't a random opinion-giver. This is the prosecutor," Dr. Phil emphasizes. He points out that it wouldn't be difficult to prosecute Katrina at this point.

Rhonda agrees. "It could not only be stalking, but it can escalate into an assault. What happens if he marries Beyoncé? Are you going to go after Beyoncé? Are you going to make threats against her because she's taking away who you think is your man?"

"They would never get married," Katrina says.

"That is what's going on in your mind, but do you understand what's at stake for you? What you have to lose?" Rhonda asks. She points out that jails are smelly, dirty and dangerous, somewhere Katrina wouldn't enjoy being. "Understand, he doesn't want anything to do with you."

Dr. Phil tells Katrina, "With my wife and my family, if this was going on, you'd be getting prosecuted right now." He asks Rhonda, "There is enough here to prosecute her?"

"Absolutely," she says. "A pattern of conduct is something that will put anyone in fear."


Katrina acknowledges that she wants to change her behavior, and she would accept help.

"What Rhonda is telling you is true," Dr. Phil says. "You're going to wind up in jail, and unless you like the smell of sweat and urine, you ain't going to like jail."

At the end of the show, Dr. Phil addresses Katrina. "What I worry about with you, is not just what you're doing, but what you're missing," he tells her. "You're going down a dead-end road as fast as you can go, and there's nothing at the other end. And then you've got to turn around and come all the way back and start your life over again, and that's really very tragic."