Chris And Rihanna Not Making Up + Ochocinco Dishes About Dating And Black Women
Rumors have started flying that Chris Brown and Rihanna have begun patching things up between the two of them after his emotional BET Awards performance, and Rihanna's camp has finally spoken out about the rumors. What her people had to say plus Ochocinco's feelings on dating and black women when you read on.
For all you people who were hoping for a Chrihanna reunion, it's looking like that's not gonna happen. Rihanna's rep is denying that the two are back in touch. So much for that...
Ochocinco has finally spoken out in an interview with Essence.com about his new show, why he chose the women he chose and how he feels about black women. Here are some highlights from the interview:
ESSENCE.com: Your show "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch" premiered on Sunday and you've caught a lot of flack because you only chose two Black women. How do you feel about that?
OCHOCINCO: I don't understand why. Those who know me didn't think twice about it because they already know how I am. I deal with all types of women. My mind set is that I think outside the box. I'm all over the place and I want to experience everything. There's nothing wrong with [Black women] at all. If I did it the way they wanted though, there still would have been something to fuss about. It's a lose-lose for me because no matter how I do it, there's going to be an argument. I did Wendy Williams yesterday and I said for those who are offended about it, I apologize. But if you ever run into me, you'd date me.
ESSENCE.com: Are you surprised that Black women feel the way they do about your show?
OCHOCINCO: I can't do anything about that. I've never heard other races complaining about their men dating outside of their race besides Black people. I hate that we continue to pull that race card. Experience life in general. It's not that there's not enough of us because I'm going to deal with y'all anyway, I always have. [People] make it an issue because it's now on camera.
ESSENCE.com: Can you understand where some Black women are coming from?
OCHOCINCO: Yeah, but I still can't appease you. I have a preference. I'm not trying to appease you on my show. I'm trying to find happiness for me and it doesn't come from just dealing with one type of woman.
ESSENCE.com: What is your "preference"?
OCHOCINCO: Black, White, Chinese, I don't care what you are. If you put a smile on my face, I don't want much. I want somebody who is fun, has a personality and can cook and take me to McDonald's. Keep your nails and your feet done, and we're good to go. You have to have a personality like me. Someone fun and outgoing, passionate about life in general, a go-getter with a sense of humor. Beautiful is okay, but I've dealt with beautiful women so many times before and they had nothing else to offer. I need more than that.
ESSENCE.com: Why did you choose to do "The Ultimate Catch" and what are you getting out of it?
OCHOCINCO: I'm single for one, and I don't have anyone. The opportunity came about to do it. and I was like 'why not?' I haven't been successful at dating so I thought why not try something different. I might find someone, I might not.
ESSENCE.com: You're Ochocinco, why is it hard for you to find a good date?
OCHOCINCO: There's a saying: "Just because you have money doesn't mean you're happy." Just because I'm Ocho doesn't mean I'm supposed to have a woman either.
ESSENCE.com: Have you ever thought about changing the kind of women that are around you?
OCHOCINCO: I've dealt with all types. I've dealt with normal women who aren't in the spotlight, I've dealt with celebrities, supermodels, regulars, video girls. I've been there.
ESSENCE.com: Is your lifestyle ready for a relationship though?
OCHOCINCO: Yes because my lifestyle needs somebody to complete everything I have going on. As much as I have going on, I have nobody to share it with.
He says he doesn't have a preference but his show seems to show something different. But to each his own Chad. You can read the rest of the interview here.