Remember when Raven-Symoné got everybody mad back in 2014 with her comments that she didn’t identify as African-American and then doubled down in an interview with People, saying, “I think that there are a lot of different races that fall under ‘American,’ so past that you really just are sub-categorizing me over and over again. I’m not disowning my history in any way. My family has been here for almost 400 years. We’re American.” Remember that?
Well, Raven is here to remind you: she never said she wasn’t Black.
“I didn’t say I wasn’t black,” Symoné told Buzzfeed AM 2 DM. “I’m black. My passport says American. Trust me, I know I’m black. There’s just a difference. There are many African Americans, especially in 2018, that come over from Africa … that’s how I look at that title. There are a lot of black Americans here who have been here longer than the Americans that are a different color.”
Watch the full interview below.