Kevin Hart stays in trouble with black women doesn’t he? At least that’s what we gathered from the controversy, or better yet criticisms, that have seemed to follow his career since he entered the mainstream spotlight. First the story was he didn’t like dark-skinned women, now the assumption is he left his wife for his new young thang Eniko.
Curious how the bite-size comedian feels about all the backlash, when we spotted Kevin Hart on the red carpet at Ne-yo’s Compound Foundation “Fostering a Legacy” gala in East Hampton this Saturday that’s exactly what we asked him about. Check out what he said:
The funniest thing about black women
“Black women assume they know your life, that’s the funniest thing about black women. Here’s where people mess up. They mess up caring about what people think. At the end of the day, your life is your life. You could be walking and fall in the grass and people would say he fell ‘cuz he was on that stuff. He was on them drugs. People make opinions. If you choose to feed into those opinions, your life will be miserable.
“I got into an argument the other day — and it doesn’t matter your race, whether its black or white but it was a black girl — and the girl was like ‘you’re a piece of s**t. It’s funny you just got divorced and you’ve been with this girl for four years.’ My divorce took me two-and-a-half years! I’ve been separated for damn near six-and-a-half years! But everybody assumes they know. These things, you laugh at. It’s people’s opinions. You just take ’em and laugh and say ‘oh, you know, you’re right, you know. You’re me.'”
It wouldn’t be a stretch to think some of the reason Kevin Hart gets so much ish, as he put it, is because his ex-wife, Torrei Hart, has heavily been making her media rounds and talking about the demise of her relationship with the comedian and how she feels about him moving on so quickly. We asked the stand-up coming about that issue as well, and he said:
How he feels about his ex-wife talking to the media so much
“Here’s the difference. I respect my ex-wife. She’s the mother of my kids, which is why I never bad talk her. Regardless of what she says or what she gives the media, she’s the mother of my kids. I respect her for that. She’s my ex-wife, I respect her for that. So, I’ll never talk bad about her.” See that. See these great answers you get? People will flip that and still say ‘he’s a piece of s**t’ tomorrow!”
I promised Kevin Hart we wouldn’t do that — plus we don’t think he is anyway — but what are your feelings about Kevin and his new lady, Eniko. Do you think his bad rep with black women is warranted?