Real Talk: Tatyana Ali Says, “When Networks Found Out Black Women Watch More TV, What We Got Is Sisters Fighting Sisters”

- By Bossip Staff

Well, is she lyin? Tatyana Ali did a recent interview where she clears up her comments about one night stands being her guilty pleasure and also comments on her love/hate relationship with reality TV.

Via CocoaFab:

On Spoofing Mona Scott-Young and Shaunie O’Neal With Her “Mona O’Neil” character:

“I watch them all! If there are black girls doing stuff, I watch it because it’s so rare to see us doing anything,” says Tatyana candidly. “I didn’t mean it be critical, even though I guess it was because I have a brain. I watch “Real Housewives,” I love it! I watch “Love and Hip Hop.” Some of it, I don’t love. I feel like when networks found out that black women watch more TV than anyone else unfortunately what we get is sisters fighting sisters. I’m finding we’re not necessarily always getting quality.”

On Why She Won’t Be Doing Reality TV:

“Number one my a$$ is boring,” laughs Tatyana. “I read books all day. I’m always studying. There’s nothing to watch. I don’t have beef with anybody. Number two, I’m an actor. If you know everything about me to the color of my underwear, how are you going to believe me when I say, I’m this character now? I just like acting a lot. I’m from the theater, I like pretending. If you know me, and think you know me and think you know me I can’t ask you to pretend anymore. It’s like the dream is gone.”

On Calling “One Night Stands” Her Guilty Pleasure:

“I was clearly joking. No, one night stands do not make me feel good, but if they make someone feel good, more power to you. That’s great! I thought it was funny. The question was, “What’s your greatest pleasure?”

On Liberation:

“Finally, it feels so good as a performer, as a writer, or even someone who is artistic in any way, to just not give a isht anymore. It took a long time for me to get to this point. It’s freedom.”

We’re glad to hear Tatyana is in such a great place in her life — but kinda disappointed she’s backing off her “one-night stand” comments. C’mon Taty let your freakazoid flag fly freely!

On another note, is it hypocritical of her to criticize how black women are portrayed on reality TV when clearly it’s her guilty pleasure?


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