Raven-Symone Says She Doesn’t Listen To “Ratchet” Music, Prefers Elton John

Published: Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Sam

There will be no turn-up music in Raven Symone‘s household.

During a Q&A with fans, the actress was quizzed on her musical tastes.

Sitting alongside her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday shared choice words about which genres and artists she doesn’t listen to.

See what we mean below…

When asked whether she raps Nicki Minaj lyrics, Symone proceeded to stress that she doesn’t listen to “ratchet” music. She went on to explain that she and her wife are “creative thinkers,” so “ratchet” and “abrasive” music tends to “clutter our brains.” 

Elsewhere, she shared that she prefers listening to Elton John.

Watch the clip:

Suffice to say, Raven certainly has a way with words.

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  1. Miss Thang 💅🏽 (Shayla Queen 👑) May 2, 2021

    Well, it is ratchet. It’s pretty much music to dumb down the masses, the same way most tv is.

  2. Diabetes UNBOTHERED May 2, 2021

    This is the same creature that said it resides in every continent on Africa which explains how it isn’t not African American nor is it gay yet supports gay marriage. I’m homo too (not gay either) and I don’t even support gay marriage

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) May 2, 2021

    Omfg! Raven looks like “gimme a dollar” crackhead💅🏿💅🏿 What’s wrong with her???

  4. Unnatural May 2, 2021

    Nothing wrong with that. Today’s music especially rap and RnB today doing nothing but making today’s youth summer. Who mad?

    • Miss Thang 💅🏽 (Shayla Queen 👑) May 2, 2021

      Making their summer by telling about s**, WAP, but not about consequence like pregnancy or H**. What a great summer!

  5. Ugghh May 2, 2021

    Just because she is black doesn’t mean she has to listen to Nicki Minaj. She doesn’t say she never does if you listen to the whole sessions. It’s just not her go-to music choice

    • Ugghh May 2, 2021

      I’m sorry that I shouldn’t be shading Nicki Minaj. I love her so much and I would lick her feet & kiss her pretty toe

  6. Liam May 2, 2021

    That’s her preference and that’s ok! Everyone has their own taste in music I’m sure trolls gonna run with this and turn into something huge

  7. Taz May 2, 2021

    The “creative thinkers” comment was so extra lol but she didn’t say anything crazy. How many black grandmothers and Aunties would say the same. Everybody has their personal preference.

  8. Lou May 2, 2021

    Everybody has their preference but to say Nicki’s music is ratchet and abrasive is abit much… especially when you’re looking like you need a wash.

  9. eric May 2, 2021

    I would call a lot of the music today reckless and ignorant, but I never really like the vibe Raven gives off when she talks about things. I still love her as an actress though.

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  11. Money May 2, 2021

    That woman is going to clean her out. So keep talking and being a fool shading your black folks.

    • Adora May 3, 2021

      Yessss Raven don’t see that. Let these fools keep thinking white is right and how life is easier with a white significant other🤣

  12. Anne May 2, 2021

    I would have to agree with her on that. I’d rather listen to Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, George Micheal, Jonathan Butler, Billy Ocean,Lionel Richie, Jeffrey Osborne, etc. over Nicki Minaj or ratchet music any day. Can’t take the ratchet stuff, not real music IMO.

  13. True Tea May 2, 2021

    Sorry Raven, listening to ballads doesn’t make you a ‘creative thinker’. You simply do not like Nicki Minaj. Also Raven is not aging well at all. She’s actually younger than Nicki & Brandy.

    • Anne May 2, 2021

      I agree with your overall point that listening to a certain type of music doesn’t necessarily mean you are a creative thinker (but I don’t think that’s what she was saying; I think she just meant that she can’t hear herself think when certain music is on, a point to which I can relate). Also, I don’t know about the other stuff she was naming but when it comes to Elton John (or most artists period) I don’t think of just “ballads”. Elton has a lot of of mid to up tempo hite as well like “Benny and the Jets”, “Don’t Go Breakin My Heart”, “I’m Still Standing”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Sad Songs”, etc.

      • Anne May 2, 2021


      • True Tea May 2, 2021

        Maybe that’s what she meant, I dunno. For me it seemed she was implying that she’s a creative thinker due to her taste in music. Her comments came across as shade. Before Raven tied the knot, she made a lot of abrasive comments. So I don’t understand why she’s acting as if Nicki Minaj is too ratchet for her now. The smug attitude is the issue.

    • Anne May 3, 2021

      Point taken, it did sound like shade which is crazy since she’s a former rapper herself.

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