‘Tis the Season to Feel Appreciated: Famous Men Share Why They Love Black Women

December 15, 2015  |  
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These celebrity men have a special place in their hearts for black women, and they’re not afraid to let the world know it.

Tyson Beckford

There may have been a rumor that Tyson Beckford doesn’t like black women, but Beckford says “that is absolutely not true.”

“I love black women and do date them. I love brown skin. It is nice to look at and to touch. That rumor has followed me to this day, and black women have always been upset with me for that.”

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan told Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, “I love my sisters out there. Let’s not get it confused.”

And what about the rumors that he has no love for black women? Jordan says:

“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.”

Idris Elba

Idris Elba told Jet magazine, “I feel no pressure to date a certain race. People like whom they like, and it just so happens that I like Black women — but I’ve dated many races.”


Common said that for him, Black love is self love:

“I just feel like, as Black men, we do have to be aware that, yo, every time we step out with some woman it’s setting an example for our daughters and it’s also representing something for our mothers. If you can’t really love your own, how can you really love others?”

President Barack Obama

The POTUS made sure to share a little presidential love with black women during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus dinner.

President Obama made sure to shine a special light on black women because “I want them to know how much we appreciate them, how much we admire them, how much we love them.”

Listen to the rest of President Obama’s inspiring speech here.

Machine Gun Kelly

When Madame Noire caught up with Machine Gun Kelly at the 2015 BET Awards, he shared just what makes him love Black women like Amber Rose so much:

“It’s like this confidence that’s so hot (you know what I mean?) Just like… it’s wife material. I’ve been a fan for a long time.”


Pharrell Williams

Despite the shade from GIRL’s album cover, Pharrell Williams told Ebony that he’s always loved Black women despite his frustrations with claims to the contrary:

“My wife is half Black; her mama is Black. What more do you want? I love Black women. If you don’t think I love Black women, then you don’t understand me.

I have obsessed over Black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those were the women I daydreamed about growing up.”

Omari Hardwick

Power actor Omari Hardwick told Essence,

“…just because I happened to date outside of my race, it doesn’t mean I’m running away from sisters. I have a younger sister who I think is perfect—beautiful and educated.

“What I think sisters need to understand is that a real brother like myself knows that no one can compare to a sister.”

We wonder how his wife feels about these comments…

Flex Alexander

Flex Alexander says that he loves black love so much that he and his wife want to show the world their version with the new reality show Flex & Shanice. 

Flex told Essence:

“We need to show more Black love now more than any time. Not just Black love, but family love. ”


Does loving Black women mean feeling responsible for them?

Rapper Wale tried to show his love for black women with this controversial Instagram post apologizing for black men’s role in persuading black women to get super-sized behinds.

But many women clapped back at his effort to point out that not everything black women do is because of black men. Do you agree?

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