As we reported here, a fiery rant from KeKe Wyatt landed the singer in hot water with fans and critics after many perceived her words as diminishing of centuries of disenfranchisement experienced by African Americans.
Wyatt – who had taken to the Bigo platform ‘The Mahne Tea’ in late January – entered into a heated debate with other guest, reality star Milan Christopher, about how the oppression of Black people compares to that of other races. The hot topic instantly sent KeKe into defense mode as she fired off quotes like ‘Black people are not the only oppressed people’ and ‘Black people make biracial people feel like sh*t.’
While on ‘Cocktails With Queens,’ Wyatt responded to criticism that she – a biracial woman – does not identify as Black.
“I just want to start out by saying that I am truly sorry for the way I spoke and what I said. I feel like it could have come off way better. At the end of the day, I am a Black woman. Period. I am proud to be a Black woman. Period.”
When asked why she responded to the other ‘Mahne Tea’ guests in such a ferocious manner, she said:
“I felt attacked, but of course, everything isn’t always shown like it should be, but that’s okay. At the end of the day, I represented myself, my people, my culture, my God, my family in a horrible manner. I know better.”
“I love who I am as a woman. I don’t feel like I should have to explain myself. I’m doing my best. I just want to learn more about everything. There has never been a role that has been clear for biracial people. It’s like you’re d—ed if you do and you’re d—ed if you don’t. But at the same time, I know who I am as a woman and I identify myself as a Black woman.”
Wrapping up, she wanted to remind viewers her original intent was never to diminish the oppression of Black people.
“I want my sisters to know that I love them. And I am sorry down to my d— bone marrow if I hurt. I did not mean to diminish our culture at all.”