NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is in promotional high-drive for his new VH1 reality show “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.” The 32-year-old athlete recently appeared on ‘The Wendy Williams’ show and just spoke to Essence.com. Naturally his relationship with Black women came up.

When asked about why he only choose two Black women on his show and how some Black women feel about it, the former ‘Dancing With The Stars’ candidate says, “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.” The man who changed his name to a Spanish name says, “I hate that we continue to pull that race card.”

When further questioned if he could understand where some Black women are coming from, Ochocinco says, “Yeah, but I can’t appease you. I have a preference.”

The new VH1 star explains he wants to find happiness on his own terms and that he deals with all kinds of women, Black, White and Chinese. He says, “keep your nails and feet done, and we’re good to go.”

Sisterly brethren, listen up. We can’t keep being the woman in the mall giving the evil stare at the brotha walking with a blonde. Let him be. And we can’t continue giving the side eye to Black men in entertainment who have their ‘preference.’ As long as these fellas don’t pull Slim Thug antics, praising White women while slamming Black women, then we really shouldn’t have a problem. We can not force Black men love us. They either want us, or they don’t.

Let Ochocinco go. He loosed us a long time ago.

What do you think about Ochocinco’s new VH1 show? Have you tuned in? What do you think about his comments?

Photo Source: ABC/Craig Sjodin

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