White Folks Black People Love, Part 1
Two years ago we made a short list of white people black people love — shout out to the best man on that list, Abraham Lincoln — but now it’s time for an update. We know the world is multi-cultural now and everything isn’t seen in black and white anymore, but you can’t deny that there are some lily white Caucasians that black folks have taken and adopted as our own. Whether it’s a singer who sounds soulful or a designer making bags we can’t live without, we absolutely adore the white people on this list.
Oh and part 2 to come tomorrow!
I had to do an office check and make sure this wasn’t just me, and thankfully it’s not. I don’t know what it is about this silver fox with blue eyes and a boyish grin that makes black women wish he were straight, but there’s no denying Anderson Cooper’s got a heavy brown following. And he knows it too. Have you ever looked at his talk show and seen the guests — Anderson and Tamar Braxton talking weave over coffee? He knows who’s watching his show.
Ever since we saw video of a pre-teen Ryan Gosling singing Jodeci on the “Mickey Mouse Club” we were all in.
Robin Thicke is black people’s updated version of Jon B. At first we weren’t sure he was only white but when we found out he was at the same time we learned he’d been dating Paula Patton since the age of 14 we handed him an official black card and thanked him kindly for every baby-making love song he ever sang. ‘Preciate you.
I think the curls were the first clue Justin wasn’t just your average white boy band member. But once he went on his solo tip and BET started showing his videos and he was invited him to be on “106 & Park” we were just like, “OK, JT’s got soul. We’re down.”
Robert De Niro
The great thing about Robert De Niro is he loves us too. You’ve seen his stunning black wife, right? De Niro oozes pure swag and you know black men, in particular, go hard for anyone who even resembles an Italian mobster. Hence the De Niro love was born.
OK so this is probably just black women, but ever since Andy Cohen gave birth to the “Real Housewives” franchises and started getting all the tea from gossiping women on “Watch What Happens Live,” we sat back and said, “yep, he’s one of us.”
What would we do on Saturday afternoons without “My Fair Wedding”? I shudder to think about life before this WeTV show. And ever since David said black brides hold a special place in his heart because of his upbringing he could do no wrong. Like none whatsoever.
Thank Rick James for this one. Most of us didn’t even know Teena Marie was white for the longest of time and when we found out we didn’t care because she still sang like a black girl.
The original singer to pull the white man with a black voice okie doke, Michael McDonald probably shocked the drawers right off your mama when he popped up in Patti Labelle’s “Own My Own” video and she realized he wasn’t a brotha.