Michael B. Jordan Clears The Air: Don’t Get It Twisted, I Love Black Women
Last September, Michael B. Jordan found himself in the hot seat with many of his fans (read: Black women) following some questionable comments he made during a recent GQ interview. You can read all about them here, but to sum things up, he singled out Black fans over the backlash he received when people believed that he was dating Kendell Jenner. Fans were also pretty upset over his misuse of the term “female.” Thursday, the Creed actor stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to clear the air and set the record straight. Peep some highlights from his interview below.
On Kendall Jenner dating rumors:
“I got caught in the frame of the same picture. It’s so weird when you’re walking out of the club or walking somewhere, and you get caught in a picture, and then all of a sudden, y’all dating. Why is that? I didn’t even know who she was that night.”
On Black women:
“I love my sisters out there. Let’s not get it confused.”
On rumors that he’s not here for Black women:
“Isn’t that crazy? That’s ridiculous, I got a strong Black woman: my mother, my sister. I’m emerged in my community. I love my people. It’s unreal how quick people can try to flip on you and try to strip you down and make you into something that you’re not based off of a misquote or somebody’s words—or somebody else’s tweet.”
On making mistakes:
“A lot is happening so fast, and there’s no blueprint for it, so I’m going to make some mistakes. I’m going to say some things that I probably shouldn’t have said—or some things that I say may be taken out of context. I’m just asking everybody to grow with me like they have been growing with me for the past twelve years. Keep it up.”
On misusing the term “female” and his open letter:
“Obviously, there were some people out there who were definitely offended. I had to address a lot of different things because that [GQ] article caused a lot of drama, so I just wanted to set the record straight on everything, and that’s something I definitely wanted to address. But personally, I found it confusing.”
Watch Michael’s full interview on the next page.