Songstress Keke Wyatt has apologized for some heated remarks she made in January 2021 regarding the mistreatment and oppression of Black people.
As previously reported, while speaking during a live stream for the “Mahne Tea” show, the “Nothing in This World” singer interrupted co-host Milan Christopher to argue her opinion that Black people were not the only group that endured persecution throughout history.
“And so have Mexicans and so have other people, honey. Black people are not the only ones that have gone through that,” Wyatt screamed at Christopher. Although the “Love and Hip Hop” alum tried to veer back on course with the topic, Wyatt became only more passionate in her argument and even brought up her own experiences as a biracial woman. Wyatt’s mother, Lorna Wyatt, is white, while her father is Black. Her comments garnered backlash from folks — primarily Black — on the internet.
Recently the 38-year-old appeared on an episode of FOX Soul’s “Cocktails with Queens,” which was published on YouTube on Tuesday, Feb. 9, where she expressed deep regret for the statements she made.
“I just want to start out by saying, I am truly sorry about the way I spoke and what I said, and I feel like it could have come off way better,” the singer explained. “And, you know, at the end of the day, I am a Black woman, period. My white mother and my black father raised me to be a Black woman, period, hands down. I don’t, um, not identify with my mama because that’s my mama, but at the end of the day, she raised me as a black queen.”
Wyatt expressed that she was proud of her race and that, while growing up, her mother always reminded her that she was a “beautiful Black queen.” Later on in the discussion, Wyatt asked Claudia Jordan her views on how she’s navigated her spaces as a biracial woman. The ladies thanked Wyatt for her apology and for furthering the conversation. However, not everyone was sold on her defense.
Christopher caught wind of Wyatt’s clip after it was shared on The Shaderoom and immediately responded. “Girl fuqn please! You can save those crocodile tears for the Jews an the Mexicans who’s oppression you speak so highly about!” he wrote in a lengthy comment.
He continued, “You didn’t have an ounce of remorse to black lives or interest in Black history when I was speaking to you about it Something that should have touched at least ‘one half’ of your half black’ bone marrow’ When I mentioned black peoples adversities you was rolling your eyes, smacking your lips and telling me I’m too pro black!”
The reality star concluded his statement, saying, “Now you so sorry? You can save this charade for the weirdos who will continue to let you smack them in the face and then they hug you when you fake cry about it like every other typical ‘KARAN’ that you are! RESPECTFULLY ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿.”