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 Lee Daniels Refuses To ‘Embrace’ Racism In His Career

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Producer Lee Daniels sat down with the hosts of daytime talk show, ‘The Real’ to discuss his new, highly anticipated project, ‘Star.’

The musical drama follows three women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) in Atlanta, hoping to break through the industry and achieve fame.

During the interview, he defends his decision to cast a White woman as the lead of his new Fox show, saying, “I think that this white girl is so fabulous that black people will embrace her, and white people will embrace her.”

Daniels goes on to explain that he feels America is in a civil war, and he refuses to ’embrace’ racism.

“If I embraced it, it then it became real. And if it became real, then I would be an angry black man,” he said.

Ignorance is bliss, as they say. Take a look:

Did Rihanna Just Shade Beyonce Over The Grammys?

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Mega stars  Rihanna and Beyonce were the leading ladies of the Grammy nominations with Queen Bey scoring 9 and RiRi landing 8.

But a simple ‘like’ on an IG post caused unnecessary drama over the mutual accomplishment.

A RiRi fan page posted a picture of the Bajan beauty, captioned “Congrats and all to @badgirlriri and for her 8 Grammy nods but tbh f*ck them because they snubbed her for Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year . I think they didn’t want her tied or passing someone else **cough cough**” (Insert lemon emoji).

Rihanna went on to like the post, causing a firestorm of backlash that she shaded Queen Bey.

Hold up.

Rihanna clarified her position saying she didn’t even read the caption. “I’m petty af yes, but this is just unnecessary! We don’t need to be putting Black women against each other.”


Cheers to that!


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Lee Daniels Refuses To ‘Embrace’ Racism; Did Rihanna Shade Beyonce Over Grammys? & More…  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com