Not quite. Recently, Kenya posted an older picture of her and Mr.Carter together. If you remember, Kenya portrayed Jay-Z’s love interest in the video for Jermaine Dupri’s 1998 hit, ‘Money Aint’ A Thang.’ Twittersphere blew up and rumors and began to swirl about the pair. The former Miss USA took to Twitter to dispel the rumors:
In totally unrelated other news…
Soledad O’Brien announced that she will be connecting with the Caucasian audience with her new documentary, “Whites in America.” O’Brien is known for her “Black in America” documentaries, which has criticisms amongst some white viewers. Recently, in a speech she gave to students at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, she explained:
People would sometimes, when I give speeches, stand up and say, ‘You know, I think your black America documentaries [are] divisive. I think like, you know, listen, we shouldn’t think of ourselves as African-American. We’re Americans, and everybody should stop separating themselves out.’
The former anchor of CNN’s “Starting Point” addressed those interpretations as only coming from white people. She spoke about whites not wanting to discuss the controversial issue saying:
First of all, it’s only white people who ever said that — ‘if we could just see beyond race.’
She went on to say:
OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with, and I have no problem seeing race, and I think we should talk about race.
In regard to her “Black in America” documentaries, the special correspondent for CNN believes that by having people talk about these issues, proves she is doing her job.
I remain infinitely proud of the honest conversations we have surrounding ‘Black in America.’ My comments on the importance of discussing who we are and where we come from are nothing new.
Controversy aside, O’Brien plans to continue working with CNN on documentaries and specials with her new production company Starfish Media Group.
[Twitter, Washington Examiner]