Disney’s First Black Princess is Happy to Represent America

- By Bossip Staff

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The first black Princess of Disney spoke to people and expressed her joy yet reserve about the whole situation:

Jumping from the stage to the world of animation, Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose takes on her most enchanting and monumental role yet: Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess.  “This feels amazing,” ……Rose, 36, told PEOPLE this week at the Manhattan unveiling of the toy line for The Princess and the Frog. “Not only is she the first black princess, she’s the first American princess. We’ve never had an American princess. So, the scope and the significance is larger than people even realize.” Rose, who costarred with Jennifer Hudson in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, also had comforting words for her former costar, who recently suffered an overwhelming family tragedy.  “She knows she has my support and if she ever were to need me, she’s got me,” said Rose. “Sometimes you’ve just got to let people know that you’re there, and then let go, and then people come to you when they are ready.” In the meantime, Rose is enjoying her newfound role as “Princess of America.”  “I’m not like, skipping down the street with it, but when you take a moment and you think about the fact that this is what America has chosen to put out as Princess-hood, Princess-dom, it’s amazing,” she said.

We hear her. It’s all good and well, but Disney is not the USA. What took them so long?

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  • Carla

    That’s nice !

  • 2dimplzs

    This is soooooo over due!!! When you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago when blacks weren’t allowed in the Mickey Mouse club. Progress is a slow process ain’t it?

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    I got something enchanting and monumental that I would love to share with the princess!

  • shamus goldensteinbergbaum

    I would put on some mickey mouse ears and toss her salad!

  • truth, iam a girl

    Beautiful!! represent us well Sweetheart!

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner

    About time!!

  • rainbowrabbit

    She sort of has a smile like Sheryl Lee Ralph.

  • His E-Minence

    Wow its so different to hear people talk like this about someone you actually know a lil…wow. Yeah she’s a looker, but umm, please y’all chill with the salad tossing comments. She’s like almost fam.

  • tracy

    SHE\S CHARMING!! NICE GRIN!!
    I mean, at her age, she’s still attractive to many people! you don’t know how hot cougars and sexy old folks on ” ____A gelessmate.c om___ ” go crazy about her act!! she’s like kinda role model to many people there!!

  • Razzell Dazzell

    Yeeeeh! Finally, someone who looks like us! Someone I can plaster over my daughters room, just like the other princesss.’ This is beautiful, just like US!

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    She looks so pretty. And I am so jealous of her perfect teeth!

  • MS. Info

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  • Small Fries

    dang she does have perfect teeth and she is very pretty.

  • The Anti-Bossip Nupe

    Awwwww. Perfect yo.

  • Small Fries

    @Ms Info
    what source is this?

  • Kiss my ass Bossip

    It is about damn time, it looks good i’ll be taking my young niece’s to see it, whenever it’s out i saw a clip of it ages ago on the Disney Channel

  • MarkH320

    She’s gorgeous! But I still think its highly suspicious that corporate america is plastering black folks in high profile places all of a sudden. We’ve been lazy ass thugs and bitches for the past 20 years and have done little for the struggle…Anyway, she beats looking at Beyonce’s blank ass face.

  • Wenzel Dashington

    We had a black president before Disney would let a princess be black. But we had our black asses in Disney World every summer. SMH

  • TbeenITsince87

    JUST YESTERDAY i was sayin to myself how if Disney dont come out with a black princess im boycotting…well amen and amen, took them long enough

  • lexibugg

    there are so many wonderful african folktales out there, so whats up with the princess and the frog shit!!!!

  • unico

    I saw a trailer on youtube, it looks so cute! and the voice is perfect.

    such a shame the story had to change so much to suit whiners… like “AWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAP!!!!” for example. People who think that everything put out is for racism.

  • http://bossip.com tasty t

    THAT’S DISNEY’S FIRST BLACK PRINCESS BUT NOT OURS AS AFRICAN AMERICANS WE ARE ALL BLACK PRINCESS BUT A SHOUT OUT TO DISNEY FOR REGONIZING THAT WE ARE THAT BEAUTIFUL BLACK PRINCESS

  • THISISME

    MAN!!! THIS GIRL IS VERY PRETTY!!

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  • LEA

    awesome choice… I love her and can’t wait to see the movie lol..

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