Monifah Carter speaks at the “R&B Divas” discussion panel during the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association on August 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills
*You’ve seen the clip – now hear what Monifah Carter of TV One’s new reality series “R&B Divas” has to say about her homosexuality, how she and her girlfriend are depicted on the show and what she thinks about her daughter’s unease regarding their relationship.
Monifah, who appeared with her cast members Faith Evans, Keke Wyatt, Nicci Gilbert and Syleena Johnson at the TCA Summer Press Tour on Aug. 1, said she believes her sexuality will be a tough subject for black audiences in particular to watch on television.
“We have been walking around with blinders on and with a lot of things, sexuality being one of them, period, whether you’re gay, straight, transgender, or whatever,” she said regarding the black community. “I just I felt that it was time, or I feel my truth is what it is, and that’s what I came on this show to do, to help people to relate; especially the youth, people that are struggling with their identity. I figured I’m supposed to tell my truth.”
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