Radio Facts
Home » BLOG » Zoe Saldana Finally Responds to Nina Simone Outrage

Zoe Saldana Finally Responds to Nina Simone Outrage

Nina SimoneHollywood actress, has finally responded to critics who have been outraged since it was announced that she would be replacing Mary J. Blige in the upcoming biopic.

The initial controversy ignited over the fact that Nina Simone was a dark skinned woman with strong features, who was a champion of embracing her African-American features. Zoe Saldana is light skinned, with Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage. In an interview with HipHollywood at a pre-Oscar party, Saldana addressed the issue, “I guess what kept me from being hurt by the negative comments was that I’m doing it for my sistas and my brothas and I don’t care who tells me I’m not this or I’m not that, I know who I am and I know what Nina Simone means to me.”

“I did it all out of love for my people and my pride of being a black woman and a Latina woman and an American woman and that’s my truth,” Saldana said with conviction.

What do you think of the idea to have Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone?


Related posts

Why is #NoNotoriety only used for whites?

Rainer Harris

Oliver Stephan Jackson “DJ Big O” Takes on PD/MD Role at WTSX

Hassahn Liggins

Omarion Stops By KBXX

Hassahn Liggins

Chicago’s Soul 106.3 Adds Classic Hip Hop Show

Hassahn Liggins

Angela Bassett Speaks on Bobbi Kristina’s Dismay Surrounding Whitney Houston Film

Hassahn Liggins

Da Brat Talks Giving Female Emcees a New Platform

Hassahn Liggins

Leave a Comment