Despite his happiness over being in a solid relationship, Romeo Miller admits he received criticism over dating someone of another race.
The rapper-actor opened up to Rolling Out about the flak he received last year after posting pictures of his girlfriend at the time, Toneata Morgan, on Instagram. In Miller’s eyes, race isn’t a factor in who he choose to date.
“At that time, the person I was dating, she was a different race … she’s white, I’m black,” the entertainer said. “At that time in my life, I wasn’t aware that that was still a big deal. There’s a lot more craziness going on in the world. A problem shouldn’t be whether I like somebody that’s black, Chinese, Puerto Rican, or purple. If I love you, I love you for you.”
Realizing the platform he has, Miller expressed how thankful he was to address some of the social media backlash he got while filming scenes for WEtv’s “Growing Up Hip-Hop” with Morgan.
“I think that’s the cool thing I was able to show on this TV show at that time in my life is that love is colorless at the end of the day, and you can’t live for other people,” Miller said. “I haven’t been in many relationships, but what I learned from that relationship is that you have to make sure you’re happy.”
(Photo Source: Romeo Miller Instagram)