“I’m Not An African American” & Other Quotables From Raven-Symoné’s Interview With Oprah
When Oprah tells you not to set Twitter on fire, chances are you already have. For the latest episode of OWN’s Where Are They Now?, Raven-Symoné, famous for her roles on The Cosby Show and Disney Channel staple That’s So Raven, had timelines on tilt.
The collective side eye/shade being directed Raven-Symone's way right now could power cities. Nay, NATIONS.
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) October 6, 2014
Oh raven-symone …. I see where you were going but it got lost in transition.
— Myke (@Liberianboii86) October 6, 2014
Well, never thought I'd have to mute Raven Symone on a Monday, but here we are.
— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) October 6, 2014
While putting on her best shade faces, the Skittle-haired actress broke her silence on her sexual orientation (she came out on Twitter last August) and being an American. Peep some sound bites from the eyebrow-raising Q&A below:
On being an American:
“I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African American; I’m an American. I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go…I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person.”