8 Black Celebrities Who Denied Being African-American

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Keyshia Cole fights with sister Neffe

Keyshia Cole

When R&B singer Keyshia Cole said that she was hesitant about participating in Black Girls Rock because she wasn’t sure if she was Black, Black Twitter exploded with criticism. Cole quickly backpedaled and said “I’m biracial, but it’s OK. I’m Black.”

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Comedian and actor Bill Cosby said call him anything but African-American: “We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.”

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