“Get Over It”: Celebrities Give Their Two Cents On Love And Interracial Dating
Empire star Derek Luke’s comments about his marriage had everyone talking about interracial dating. But do you know where the stars stand when it comes to dating outside of their race? Well, you’re about to find out.
In an honest interview about interracial dating, Jill Scott admitted to wincing a little bit when her friend told her he was marrying a White woman. Scott said it was more about history than racism. So despite the changing times and acceptance of interracial relationships by many, “there is a bite, no matter the ointment, that has yet to stop burning.”
Do you agree?
She recently said, “I’m [going] to get married to a nice white man. I really think they’re attractive.” She went on to say, “I think men take black women for granted in America. I loved the ‘mannerisms’ of the British and how they treat women. In the UK they absolutely adore Black women…”
Should we all head abroad? Or is K. Michelle missing some good things about the men back home?
John Mayer once caught a lot of flack for saying that even though he thought about dating outside of his race, his penis has a strict No Blacks Allowed policy.”My d**k is sort of like a white supremacist.”
Paris Hilton’s thoughts on dating outside of her race? According to Neil Strauss, author of Everyone Loves You: When You’re Dead, Hilton once said, “I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross.” Well, that’s pretty clear…
Ice-T says growing up around players taught him to take a “Baskin-Robbins” approach to dating all flavors of women. But he says it’s Black women who don’t have the same policy. Why? “I’ll tell you the problem with the Black female: Here you go, here’s your quote: It’s that Black men will f**k anything. And Black women are just attracted to Black men. And that’s what throws the f–king balance off.”
Rapper Eve says she’s colorblind when it comes to dating and life in general: “At this point it still annoys me that race is such a big issue in 2013. Like, get over it.” Is it time for us all to move on, especially when it comes to interracial dating?
Dennis Rodman said his experiences have influenced his dating habits:
“I go out with White women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly Black women. I’ve had them come up to me and say, `Why don’t you date a Black woman?’ Black women didn’t accept me when I was younger. I wasn’t attractive. I didn’t have money or fancy clothes. I wasn’t whatever it was they wanted.”
When asked if she “played in the snow,” Keri quipped, “I like chocolate candy, chocolate men… It’s a preference.” And her longtime boyfriend, Serge Ibaka, is definitely a delectable piece of chocolate.
The former child star once told Elle that while Black rappers love her, she has a preference:
“Black guys love me – Damon Dash, P. Diddy. 50 called my agent for my number. He said he was watching Mean Girls and loved it. I was freaking out! The first thing I thought was, ‘Where’s Eminem?’ I’m in love with him!”
Eminem has made it clear that the feeling is not mutual.
Singer Jon B. said he loves black women for many reasons:
“It’s not that I prefer black girls, but that’s who I find myself relating to as a human being. I am also attracted to really ghetto girls, straight out the hood…a thickey, a real ‘pass the hot sauce’ type girl.”
The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star said she just likes what she likes: “Yes, it’s true, I don’t date Black men. I never have. It’s not a prejudice. It’s just a personal preference.”
When it comes to race and dating, the comedian says it’s complicated:
“First off, I have dated black men. But a woman with power is a problem for any man, but particularly a black man, because it’s hard for them to get power. I understand that, but I have to have a life, and that means dating the men that want to date me.”
Why doesn’t Halle Berry date Black men anymore? She said it just never worked out:
“I tried black men. I tried. I married two black men. You know I tried. I don’t hold all black males responsible because of two bad eggs I got. I even dated black men after my last divorce, but this is just where I found love.”
Amanda Bynes let the world know she was switching teams when she tweeted, “So turns out i prefer chocolate over vanilla. interesting.”
No one knows for sure who Bynes was Tweeting about, but rumor has it that the object of her affection was rapper Kid Cudi.
Actor Hill Harper feels so strongly about black love, he wrote a book about it. But he doesn’t have a problem with giving women of other races a chance, as he most recently dated pianist Chloe Flower.
When Kelly Rowland was asked if she dated outside of her race, she laughed and said “I’ve been down with the swirl.” And while we’re all dying to know which men she dated, it doesn’t matter. Rowland is happily married to her love, Tim Weatherspoon.