Monday, August 8, 2022

Michael B. Jordan on Rumors He Doesn’t Date Black Women: ‘Couldn’t Be Further From The Truth’

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*Michael B. Jordan would really like y’all to stop pressing him about his dating preferences.

The “Black Panther” star is still catching flack over rumors that he doesn’t date Black women, which he says “couldn’t be further from the truth.”

The issue of the actor’s dating preference was brought up again after the “Fahrenheit 451” star shared a music video for rapper Nick Grant’s “Black Woman,” which was met with some social media backlash.

Jordan told ESSENCE that he and his family “laughed” about the rumors.

“It’s so funny to everybody because it couldn’t be further from the truth,” he said. “My dad and my mom both said, ‘If they only knew.’ If they only knew. And that’s the thing that keeps me not tripping about it, you know what I mean?”

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He also noted that the rumors have made him reconsider making his personal life public.

“It makes me hesitant about whoever I’m seen with. I’m finally starting to get to a place now where I don’t care, but it bothered me for a minute. It made me more conscious of things I say and how I move, and what could happen if I leave a club or a restaurant or the movies. If I leave anywhere, any known place with anybody, there’s going to be speculation.”

Back in February, MBJ stopped by Ebro in the Morning, where he told the show’s hosts, “I’m a universal person. I grew up all over the world. I had the opportunity to share my time and heart with many different races, wonderful people…I’ve been around the world, I love a lot of different people. I love my people. For anybody to question my love for Black women is preposterous.”

Jordan even addressed the persistent rumors earlier this month, telling The Breakfast Club that he likes “women, period. All women. Everybody’s on the table.”

“Look at what I’m about as a person. Look at my upbringing, my culture, where I come from,” he told ESSENCE. “How could I not love and appreciate my own race?”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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