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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...

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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.

 

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I don't understand why anyone

I don't understand why anyone cares about whom he wants to date! He is not obligated to represent black people merely because he is black: Does Obama have a obligation to black people exclusively because he is a black president? Ochocinco is his own man and can live his life as he chooses. I see interracial couples all of the time and when I see a gorgeous black woman with a white guy, I say "more power to the both of them. They have found happiness in this world." Life is short: Each moment that we spend thinking a negative is a moment that you will never get back and that diminishes you as a person. But each moment that is spent being positive, invigorates and adds life to yourself and others. Live and let live and be happy and don't perceive that because someone chooses to live his or her life a certain way that causes you to somehow lose. Life is not a zero sum game unless you allow it to be.
Anonymous's picture

To each his own! At least

To each his own! At least the brotha is brave enough to say what he likes! Do you Ocho because everyone seems to be doing that right now.
DetroitMommie's picture

WTF EVER OCHO...

WTF EVER OCHO...
Boss's picture

I FEEL OCHO CINCO IS WRONG.

I FEEL OCHO CINCO IS WRONG. BUT WHEN YOU HEAR BLACK MEN HOLLA OUT THEY WANT A RED BONE THEY ARE IN THE SAME MIND FRAME ITS FUCKED UP TO DISCRIM BECUZ A WOMEN ISNT LIGHT ENOUGH........ ESPECIALLY WHEN DA MAN JUZ AS BLACK AS ANYBODY ELSE (GUESS ITS A CURSE)
chocolatecity's picture

I don't understand a man can

I don't understand a man can make so many babies, yet is unable to "find" love with any of their mothers. Typical coon. I love Black folks but I HATE Niggers. Ocho Cinco=Nigger
Anonymous's picture

Uneducated hater!!!

Uneducated hater!!!
Michael's picture

fa real how u gonna get on

fa real how u gonna get on here and say sum disrespectful ish like that he may be wrong but you on young/black/andfabulous dont forget it.....cuz you sound like a slave owner and that ish aint cool watch ya mouth
chocolatecity's picture

and why did they make

and why did they make Ochocinco so light in this picture lol
beyonceaddict's picture

Ochocinco can date whoever

Ochocinco can date whoever the hell he wants to date BUT I think the REAL issue is you have this "preference" that, let's be honest, doesn't include black women while having young black daughters. So what are you ultimately teaching them? that they have to look a certain way in order to be attractive?
beyonceaddict's picture

I have to agree with

I have to agree with beyonceaddict , i dont really care who a black man dates, my issue is the real reason behind the so called "preference", we are already looked down upon as a people anyway, but to have our own people doing the same as the other race is doing is discusting and unacceptable.
Anonymous's picture

Umm Ochocinco just strikes me

Umm Ochocinco just strikes me as a dick...next and yes! Those "exotic" types he loves would not be checking for him if he wasnt rich and famous trust I've heard them criticizing black men and the way they appear, its all about the benjamins and thats the only thing they probably find attractive about him anyway. Sorry he might be rich and famous but he is not fine like he thinks he is, now if he had those Reggie Bush features, that would be a different story, lol!
Esha  the Diva's picture

I think Rihanna's team put

I think Rihanna's team put that rumor out there. Chris is doing great things and has a bright future in front of him and Rihanna is on the decline. I think she and her team are to link her with the good things Chris is doing and it backfired on them. Most of the people are telling Chris to stay away from this voulcher she is trying to get some publicity. its a stunt or she is trying to sabotage Chris' comeback.
lingling's picture

Rihanna's latest album isn't

Rihanna's latest album isn't as big as GGGB but, it's still platinum nevertheless. She also has a new boo. Doubt she's wasting time spreading rumors. Try again.
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hmm..I wonder would he have

hmm..I wonder would he have this "preference" if he was working on cars? People misunderstand where black women are coming from on this topic. If you haven't noticed as soon as a black man makes it to the pros his "preference" all of a sudden changes. Chad wasn't messing with women outside his race..his baby mama is black! He didn't start doing it until he signed that contract. He can date whom ever he wants, it's 2O1O. BUT don't diss black woman b/c u made the big time. TRUST those white women wouldn't look @ his black ass if he was some where working on cars--his BLACK ASS would be with a black woman. AND black woman aren't bitter..hell we been doing for ourselves and by ourselves for years.
Alcia's picture

This is so true and and well

This is so true and and well said and I'm not racist either b/c I've dated outside my race and it's just sad when a BLACK man gets rich and famous they have to get a super model/exotic (T.O pref) type female, but when they broke and don't have nothing they're with a black girl big and/or small whom really takes care of them and sticks by them no matter what. As soon as the money comes in they forget and get with someone whom isn't no where near wife material and can't even cook nor clean or anything work being called or made wife material. You always find them shopping and spendin there money all the time w/friends.
Anonymous's picture

Very good comment and so

Very good comment and so true. made me think for a minute. will definitely discuss this with some of my friends later
Lola_Bgood's picture

Preach, girl. I shouted an

Preach, girl. I shouted an Amen after reading your post. That's all black women are saying.....that is all!!!
Anonymous's picture

HELL-motherfucking-OOO! I

HELL-motherfucking-OOO! I love your comment sis!
mskimalee's picture

Second

Second that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

why do they keep asking

why do they keep asking "black women" this and that. i know no black women that give a damn about ocho, that's for real. most black women probably don't know who he is and don't care. a whole race of women IS NOT STUNTIN ocho.
Anonymous's picture

any black woman with a little

any black woman with a little sense would not want him anyway. Damn we are talking about real men , idris elba , will smith or common damn this proleterian is a bad exemple for a black men ! just caus he got money dont make him nothing , he is still an uneducated ghetto ass fool !!
OBAMA4YOMAMA's picture

Seriously.. its not even that

Seriously.. its not even that serious. it's just reality tv guys. get over it. the people who care that there are only 2 black women on the show are really lacking self confidence. What if the majority were black women.. like on flavor of love and they were all 'ghetto.' y'all would be complaining that there were too many 'ghetto' chicks and that black women are getting a bad rap blah blah blah. As a black woman who has grown up in different parts of the world, i personally wasn't offended at his choice. it's his show.. so its his choice. he can do whatever he wants. if you had a show with your name on it i'm sure you all would do whatever the hell you'd want. the black women who are boycotting this show bc of the lack of black people might as well go ahead and boycott like 90% of the shows on tv. seriously, get over it. work on your own self image and self worth and learn to chose men not based on the color of their skin but on how well they treat you.
Lola_Bgood's picture

are we reading the same

are we reading the same interview? i dont think he's bashing Black women. may be that's just me.
Cha's picture

Getting offended by the

Getting offended by the actions of OchoCinco does nothing but feed into the stereotype that is thrown upon us black women. I understand having a preference because some blackmen embarrass me and I would be ashamed to be seen in public with them. At one point in my life I only dated hispanic and white men. I date what I want at the time.
BADAZZBABYDOLL's picture

yeah yeah yeah. having a

yeah yeah yeah. having a "preference" is ok. lying about it is not.
TakeThyRod's picture

Is this all black women know

Is this all black women know how to do? COMPLAIN? It's 2010 why can't a man date ANYONE he wants. All Black men are NOT obliged to date you, ok? Why don't you get over yourselves and stop complaining every time a black man decides to date outside his race! It is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous to me that women are boycotting this show just because he didn't choose enough black women. So you want him to choose women SOLELY based on the colour of their skin? Give me a break. Grow up and stop your whining. As a modern educated black women reading these comments, your reaction is completely ridiculous.
Kay See's picture

Not ALL black women are

Not ALL black women are boycotting his show. I knew nothing about this brotha until I saw the commercials for 'Dancing with the Stars' but I did not watch it this season. I kept an open mind and decided to watch his show and I LOVE how direct and passionate he is and as he mentioned, he dates everyone and I have no problem with it. Sistas have the same option and if they are not exercising it, then shame on them but walking around with an attitude is not going to change anything and besides, there is something Ocho must like about sistas since he has THREE black baby mamas.
Anonymous's picture

Not ALL black women are

Not ALL black women are boycotting his show. I knew nothing about this brotha until I saw the commercials for 'Dancing with the Stars' but I did not watch it this season. I kept an open mind and decided to watch his show and I LOVE how direct and passionate he is and as he mentioned, he dates everyone and I have no problem with it. Sistas have the same option and if they are not exercising it, then shame on them but walking around with an attitude is not going to change anything and besides, there is something Ocho must like about sistas since he has THREE black baby mamas.
Anonymous's picture

I agree

I agree
Kay See's picture

no ma'am.

no ma'am.
TakeThyRod's picture

I don't think he even knows

I don't think he even knows what he wants. He says "I have a preference" then goes on to say "I date all kids of women". Which one is it? clearly his choices show what that prefernce is and it's not black women. "There's nothing wrong with black women" is not the same as saying I love and appreciate black women. He's a sad, arrogant man. Next!
Suchalady's picture

I was wondering if anyone

I was wondering if anyone else noticed his bullsh*t responses. F*ck this dude. NEXT
Anonymous's picture

Exactly. Black men are lost

Exactly. Black men are lost in general-they lack the loyalty necessary to build strong foundations for their families and the Black race. It's 2010 and the we seem to be slowing down and back tracking rather than moving ahead in terms unity and love for one another. Shameful.
Anonymous's picture

Don't like him..his show..AND

Don't like him..his show..AND I'm not watching it. CASE CLOSED...Next
Blue Eyed Angel's picture

ok here it is! i'm a black,

ok here it is! i'm a black, educated, tall ,beautiful, cultured woman and i could care less what any mans preference is! and to defend Ocho, look @ the blk chics on his show?! sorry but they all look a hot ass weaved up mess!!!i don't blame the nigga for not fucken with most tired ass black women. most black chics look like their asses stink and don't have much to offer anyway!!!!!! so sorry yet so true
Anonymous's picture

I am willing to bet that u

I am willing to bet that u lost a man or 5 to one of these chicks u describe. So get off your soapbox and keep it real u have self-esteem issues. U hide behind your education but in reality u hate yourself. I can read between the lines. If you were really that confident and u thought u were as great as u describe u would not have to tear down other people in the process. Check yourself you sound real "ugly"
Erin Nicole's picture

SUPER offensive. Sounds like

SUPER offensive. Sounds like you need to be over at perezhilton or tmz, anywhere but here where we CELEBRATE black women. You gon have to take that sh*t somewhere else buddy.
Anonymous's picture

If I may add, we celebrate

If I may add, we celebrate ALL Black women girlie.
BrownSuga's picture

I am mortified and saddened

I am mortified and saddened at the blatant and disgusting words that are used against sistas, what is really going on? Of course, your comments do not apply to me but I always wonder where does such anger really derive from and this also applies to sistas who speak harshly about brothas but will then turn around and be a willing 'baby mama' - all I want to know is what happened to the love and respect ? I just wish more people would consider therapy instead walking around angry and frustrated..........that is nothing but a heart attack waiting to happen. Love yourself first and the rest will follow.
Anonymous's picture

The Essence interview is too

The Essence interview is too complex-ed for you dear. :) So, please drop that "educated" and "cultured" off of your list of characteristics, because it's really deeper then the 2 weaved up Black women on his show... You comment is so offensive.
Blue Eyed Angel's picture

Of course he can date who

Of course he can date who ever!! thats not the points Idiots!!!. Date who you want to, but don't down talk sista's!! Your own kind!! That is were the issue lies, you stupid simpletons. The truth is Most people who date inter racially do it for very shallow reasons. You rarely see genuine mixed couples who come together just for "the love". So please, Give me a fucking break with all that "we are the world bullshit." The reality is, this is a very race conscious culture, in the USA.
What yo mama would say 's picture

You're right about genuine

You're right about genuine mixed couples who are together for 'the love'. Usually it's a black man's fantasy to be with a white/lighter skin women on his arm because he will be seen as the man and get all the thumbs up for not going for his own trash. In other words he will be accepted by the white ppl than if he was with a black woman. i.e Obama and his wifey.
Anonymous's picture

HAHA!! I second that! People

HAHA!! I second that! People just aren't gettin it. tisk tisk
BrownSuga's picture

I'm turned off and put off by

I'm turned off and put off by this guys ignorance. As Black as he is, he has the nerve to diss sisters... What does that say to his own Mother and his own Daughters for that matter... this guy is an idiot! and even though I enjoyed watching him on DWTS, he has lost me as a fan. I will not support that idiot show of his. He would have done better to just be with Cheryl Burke. As least she has class! On the other hand, she could probably do better with someone who is not as shallow as 85! Good luck with your non-Black bimbos!! I hope that works well for you.
~ t's picture

I can't get over how dumb he

I can't get over how dumb he sounds... forget his preferences, give him a book!
Keli's picture

PLEASE LADIES DO NOT SUPPORT

PLEASE LADIES DO NOT SUPPORT THIS SHOW. WHEN YOU SEE ANYONE WATCHING IT TURN IT OFF!!!
BOYCOTT HIS SHOW's picture

I'm with you. Not watching it

I'm with you. Not watching it at all ever. Changed the channel when the promo came on. I DVR Wendy everyday. Deleted that episode without even watching hot topics. This guy is on some foolishness and I want no part of it. Besides, Idris is my eye candy anyway...all day, errr-day! And he LUVS him some black women!
Nic's picture

LoL It's just Chad. /shrug. I

LoL It's just Chad. /shrug. I really hope black women aren't upset over this guy...as if he's some ultimate catch. Shiet...
Lacey's picture

LMAO. I know right???!!!

LMAO. I know right???!!!
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