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EXCLUSIVE: ‘RHONY’ Star Bershan Shaw Dishes On Representing Black Culture On The Show, Says Eboni K. Williams Misjudged Her Right Away + Clarifies Her ‘All Lives Matter’ Comment

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘RHONY’ Star Bershan Shaw Dishes On Representing Black Culture On The Show, Says Eboni K. Williams Misjudged Her Right Away + Clarifies Her ‘All Lives Matter’ Comment

Bershan Shaw recently sat down with theJasmineBRAND for an EXCLUSIVE interview, and she laid everything on the table!

During our interview, Bershan Shaw, who appears in the current 13th season of The Real Housewives of New York City, dished on her experience with representing Black culture on the Bravo reality show and said she was ready for more diversity on television. She stated:

“I think, as a Black woman on a white show, there’s always teachable moments where people can learn from us. Because I am ready for diversity in television… So it’s time that we support each other on these shows. Tweet about us. You know, Instagram–show that you’re supporting us. Because they really don’t get to hear our voices. And so I felt like it was time to show that we are entertaining. We are fun. We’re successful. We’re millionaires–we have money! C’mon baby, it ain’t just white women… They need to know that we are boss women too.”

Bershan Shaw

She continued, stating she personally tries to meet people where they are individually while still maintaining her authenticity:

“I reach and teach people and talk to them where they are. You gotta know everybody is different… The real issue is that Black women and white women don’t hang together [in a real way]. You may have a colleague, you may go to a happy hour, but we don’t really get to know each other… [However,] I am who I am, and I’m not changing if I’m around the white billionaire, the white janitor, the white investment banker–Bershan Shaw will never change. I’m gonna be who I am. So I don’t have to play it up for you or play it down for you. Or bow down to you and be a c**n to you. I’m gonna be who I am, period.”

Bershan Shaw then reflected on how her RHONY castmates received her personality on the show, pointing out:

“I think they may think I’m too much. But hey, some Black people may think I’m too much! I just think I’m a very vivacious, bold person. And I’m a very ‘tell it like it is’ person… I grew into this person. I have grown to stand up and speak up and speak my mind. So now I’m unapologetic about it, and I love people who are like that.”

Eboni K. Williams

Shaw went on to share her thoughts on Eboni K. Williams‘ “Harlem Nights” event–as well as the idea of “preaching” to white women. She stated:

“You have to go [into conversations] with different people at how they are. I think the Harlem  dinner was great–I think it was beautiful. I just think white women–who are at this age–don’t want to be preached at and taught. They are not in university–they’re just not… That’s not how you teach them. That’s not how you get to know them.”

At this point, Bershan Shaw sought to clear up her “All Lives Matter” statement she said during Eboni K. Williams‘ event, and she also gave some personal background. She claimed:

“I didn’t mean it like we don’t matter. Let’s be crystal clear to clear this up. I’m a Black girl who has a Black father who marched Selma and Washington. Mother was in Tuskegee. I’ve been protesting and with my parents since day one. What I’m saying is I’m tired of… our race being divided. Separated out. Like we don’t have the rights. I’m tired of our Black men getting killed. My brother got brutally beat up, brutally beat up, when he was 21. We fought for that for 10 years and we lost. Because why? Because it’s a white man’s world–let’s be crystal clear. So how you get to people is you gotta meet them where they are.”

Segueing to her conflict with Eboni K. WilliamsBershan stated she was offended by how Eboni judged her right away. She stated:

“I think it was a judgement where she doesn’t know me. Because if you knew me you would know I’m not ‘All Lives Matter’ vibes. That was a judgement. Get to know me before you say that. Because I can’t say ‘Oh, you’re giving over-the-top boring vibes’… I can’t say that. I’m saying what she’s doing is needed. But it’s how you deliver it.”

She then continued to discuss her views on Black Lives Matter and the Black community:

“We have to step up and stand up and support each other. But it’s time that we get included in this. We are in America–let’s be clear. Stop acting like we’re not. We don’t live in a separate country in a separate continent. We live in America. I want everyone to treat us fairly. It’s our time. It’s our time for us to stop being brutally oppressed… And it’s time for us to wake up and support one another. Forget about other races–let’s support us as women. Let’s inspire us as women… Black Lives Matter starts from supporting each other and not being haters of one another… It ain’t about preaching to a white woman one time. We’ve gotta get our affairs in order too.”

Bershan Shaw then explained that she wanted to join the show with support for Eboni, pointing out that both of them being Black leads to a pressure to have each other’s back. She also said white women don’t feel similar pressures because they’re the majority. Regarding her intentions with Eboni, Bershan said:

“I think we have had so much struggles in our lives that we have been divided in so many ways. Since slavery, since coming to America, since the Civil Rights movement. I think it’s time that [we support each other]. I’m all for that. So I will never down Eboni and throw shade and throw her to the wolves. That’s not even me with a person I don’t like. When they go low, you go high. I’m not here to throw her under the bus. We had bumps in the road, and I wish we got it together better. I wish we got on the same page.”

Wrapping up our interview, Bershan proceeded to defend her comments on Black Lives Matter:

“Everybody knows I’m real–I’m a sista for real. So do not ever think that I am shunning Black lives. That wasn’t even the point of it. That’s not what I said. I said what I said, and I will say it in confessionals… I’m tired of us being pushed to the side–I’m tired of us not being in the equation. I’m tired of not being in the room and not being a part of the story. That’s what I’m saying.”

What do you think about our EXCLUSIVE interview with Bershan Shaw? Comment down below to let us know!

EXCLUSIVE: ‘RHONY’ Star Bershan Shaw Dishes On Representing Black Culture On The Show, Says Eboni K. Williams Misjudged Her Right Away + Clarifies Her ‘All Lives Matter’ Comment

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Chris Brown Accused of Colorism Again By Woman in Viral Tik Tok

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Chris Brown is in the hot seat again. The 32-year-old singer has been accused of colorism before, most notably when Love & Hip Hop star, Tokyo Vanity confronted him about colorist lyrics and not allowing dark skin women in his section at an LA club.

This time a Tik Tok user who goes by @ashlyepic posted a Tik Tok where she writes on the video, 

“When Bhris Breezy told Me I was too dark to get Into his party” 

Tik tok:

@ashlyepicIdk why I still like him ? I must like abuse ????? #fyp? #SHEINcares #PerfectMarcJacobs #foryou #foryoupage? Use – .

 Chris Brown has had some questionable lyrics in his songs like his 2019 track, Need A Stack. The singer said,

“Only wanna f*** the black b****es with the nice hair” 

*YOUTUBE VIDEO OF SONG*

That was the lyric that started the short-lived social media beef between him and Tokyo Vanity. 

Some Tik Tok commentators don’t believe the Tik Tok creator, Ashley, is telling the truth because they don’t think she’s dark skin or because they think she’s lying for clout. But there are some users that do believe her and she thanked them for supporting her. 

 

 


She denied all the lying allegations and said that posting the video was a part of her coping mechanism. She pinned a comment at the top of the video saying,

“Guys I’m a real victim, my caption is basically my coping mechanism.”

Chris Brown has not responded or released a statement addressing the video as of now.

What do you think about the accusations of Chris Brown? Let us know down below.

 

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Zoe Kravitz Finalizes Divorce Amidst Dating Rumors With Channing Tatum

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Zoe Kravitz Finalizes Divorce Amidst Dating Rumors With Channing Tatum

Zoe Kravitz is officially single, or at least her divorce says that she is.

According to reports, on Wednesday, Aug 25, the divorce of actors Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman was finalized after they allegedly broke up in December 2020.

Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman

The couple started dating in 2016 and secretly tied the knot in May 2019.

They later had a ceremony with family including her mother Lisa Bonet and step-father Jason Momoa. It took place in Paris at her father, Lenny Kravitz’s, French estate.

However, in December, The Big Little Lies actress reportedly filed for divorce after less than two years of marriage.

Neither has commented on the separation or divorce but Zoe Kravitz posted a picture saying, “New Year, Little Things,” back in January.

Earlier this month, Zoe Kravitz sparked rumors of her and Channing Tatum dating when the two were spotted together in New York City.

Channing Tatum, Zoë Kravitz

Channing Tatum, who recently dated singer Jessie J after his divorce from his Step-Up co-star Jenna Dewan, will be starring in the upcoming film P***y Island, to which Zoe Kravitz will direct.

Do you think Zoe and Channing are dating? Let us know in the comments. 

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Loretta Devine Says Gregory Hines Told Her To Lose Weight To Move Up In Her Career

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Loretta Devine Says Gregory Hines Told Her To Lose Weight To Move Up In Her Career

It is impossible to talk about Black cinema without mentioning Loretta Devine. 

In a new episode of TV One’s Uncensored, Loretta Devine, is opening up about working on Waiting To Exhale and working with the late Whitney Houston. 

Loretta Devine

While on the set of Waiting To Exhale, Loretta Devine said no one could stop Whitney Houston from singing, even between scenes. She added,

Whitney Houston circa 2011

“We were in Scottsdale, Arizona for like three months filming this movie and it had such a family feeling to it. And Whitney was always singing, you couldn’t stop her from singing.” 

She also said Whitney Houston, who passed in 2012, loved how proper Angela Bassett spoke and how much it would make her laugh. She continued speaking about the three times she worked with the late singer and how incredible she really was.

01/04/2018 – Angela Bassett – 2018 Winter TCA Tour

Devine also spoke about her experience working with the late Gregory Hines, who was singer, dancer, and actor. As co-stars she said,

“Gregory was so wonderful in so many ways. He was my leading man in Waiting To Exhale and he was the only man smart enough on my first day of shooting to have roses everywhere for me, and I always brag on him because nobody else did that.” 

She continued saying,

“I remember him telling me, ‘Now as soon as this movie is over you have to lose all the weight to move into the next category.’ I don’t know category that was because I never lost the weight like he talked about.” 

The Family Reunion star said that Waiting To Exhale changed her life after the movie’s release. She said,

“All of a sudden we were like the most popular people around. I mean people would just grab you. I’ve never been so scared to go outside.” 

Following the success of Waiting To Exhale, Loretta Devine went on to play some of the most memorable characters like Mrs. Taylor in Jumping The Broom, and Ma’Dere alongside Chris Brown and Regina King in This Christmas. 

 

What is your favorite character of Loretta Devine? Tell us in the comments. 

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