Mon, May 21 09:12 AM |Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan Responds To Backlash Over His Love Life After Social Media Drags Him For Video Praising Black Women

Please don’t let Michael B. Jordan secretly be a horrible person

We need this one, okay?

In 2015, social media dragged Michael B. Jordan for a GQ interview where he said, "People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the [expletive] it is. It’s just the new world, you know what I mean?" Social media interpreted that as if he doesn't date Black women. 

The very talented actor has continued to catch that critique and it rose up again after he shared a music video for rapper Nick Grant's "Black Woman."

Now the Fahrenheit 451 star is opening up about the rumors and the impact that it’s had on him. 

Michael, who said the rumors couldn’t be “further from the truth,” noted to ESSENCE that he and his family "laughed" about the mutterings.

"It's so funny to everybody because it couldn't be further from the truth," he said. "My dad and my mom both said, 'If they only knew.' If they only knew. And that's the thing that keeps me not tripping about it, you know what I mean?"

But it did teach him a lesson.

"It makes me hesitant about whoever I'm seen with. I'm finally starting to get to a place now where I don't care, but it bothered me for a minute. It made me more conscious of things I say and how I move, and what could happen if I leave a club or a restaurant or the movies. If I leave anywhere, any known place with anybody, there's going to be speculation."

Back in February, Jordan swung by Ebro in the Morning to spill a bit about his life.

"I’m a universal person. I grew up all over the world. I had the opportunity to share my time and heart with many different races, wonderful people...I’ve been around the world, I love a lot of different people. I love my people. For anybody to question my love for Black women is preposterous."

He even addressed the persistent rumors earlier this month, even dishing to The Breakfast Club that he likes "women, period. All women. Everybody's on the table."

We see you, Michael. Completely kidding!

"Look at what I'm about as a person. Look at my upbringing, my culture, where I come from," he explained. "How could I not love and appreciate my own race?"

He previously responded to claims that he was, ahem, playing for the other team.

"I usually don’t comment creep, but you know, today I got time. So look, whoever’s angry, bitter, upset for whatever reason, grow the EFF up. Cuz karma’s real. And I usually take the high road, I usually don’t say [expletive], I just let it roll…"

Do you still think Michael B. Jordan doesn’t date Black women?

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