Niecy Nash: 'Black Celebrities Are Not As Sought After'

Race Matters: Niecy Nash Says Black Celebrities Are Not As Desirable As White Celebs… “If Kim Kardashian Was Black, She Wouldn’t Be On TV!”

- By Bossip Staff

She may have a point…

Niecy Nash’s TLC wedding special raked in nearly 5 million viewers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the network gave the comedian her own show, “Leave It to Niecy.” Although she is enjoying her new reality TV-found fame, she says she doesn’t have to worry about becoming as famous as the Kardashians…. because she is black:

“The truth is black celebrities are not as sought after in the press as white celebrities, and that is comforting,” Niecy says. “As a black celebrity, if we go out to a hot spot, you know there are going to be paparazzi there, but we aren’t the girl who someone is jumping out behind your trash [for] when we get home. So it’s nice to be able to live your dream and not be overwhelmed by what can be a downside of the business.”

Niecy also points out that when readers flip through weekly celebrity magazines, they can count on one hand the number of times a black celebrity is pictured. But rather than find this trend disturbing, Niecy is grateful.

“There is no reason to talk about it ’cause it’s a peaceful life,” says Niecy. “I’m not saying we should be stalked — I like it. I didn’t get into this business for other people to know my name. As a little girl, my destiny was stamped onto the canvas of my imagination at 5 years old. I was watching soaps with my grandmother. … The most gorgeous black women I had ever seen in my life came out, and I knew that that is what I wanted to do — be fabulous and black and on TV.”

So if Britney Spears or Kim Kardashian were black, would they have a very different relationship with the press?

“Yes,” Niecy replied.

Do you think Niecy has a good point of view on this topic or is she trying to downplay the fact that paps aren’t chasing her around Hollyweird?


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