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Eve talks about having biracial babies: ‘I don’t want them to see color’

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 Eve has been in a serious relationship with British businessman Maximillion Cooper for several years now, and the Philadelphia-born rapper has spoken before about the nuances of dating someone who is of a different race as well as a different nationality. She revealed in a recent interview with VIBE Vixen that she wouldn’t want any child that they have to be preoccupied with race and color.

“I don’t want them to see color. I never did,” she shared. “I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races. I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman. And I think my child should know that black part of themselves. But at the same time, their father would be white and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation [Laughs].”

Several stars, from Serena Williams to Zoe Saldana, have been involved in high-profile interracial relationships. In late 2012, she spoke to blogger Necole Bitchie about her relationship with Cooper and some of the awkward moments they’ve had as an interracial couple and the criticism that comes along with it.

“I need them to stop [caring about interracial dating]. What year is it?” she asked facetiously back in November. “Like, stop. Seriously. Trust me, I gotta say, it is weird for me that I’m with a white dude. Trust me. I look at him sometimes and I’m like, ‘You are so white.’ Seriously! Yes, I gotta be real like that. I’m the first black girl he’s ever been with, so we are learning. Trust me, he’s been through ‘Weave 101.’ I’ve been out on a date but not like this, not like my dude. I had to tell my mom and my step-dad who still thinks he follows Farrakhan. It’s crazy. We learn a lot about each other but people came at me like, ‘I can’t believe you’re dating a white dude and you don’t like black dudes no more.’ I’m like, ‘I love black men, it just so happens that my heart went this way right now.’ Who knows? I’m happy…My family’s happy. [My pops] is cool. He still keeps calling him ‘my friend.’ [He says], ‘How’s your friend?’ Like, it’s been almost three years.”



5 Comments

  1. Mr. Blackman on May 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Your children will have NO PROBLEM learning about white people in a white supremacy nation! Learning anything of substance about themselves, and true history…another story.

  2. Caydence James on May 6, 2013 at 6:56 am

    To piggyback on what Mr Blackman said, I get a bit concerned when ANYBODY says that they don’t see or doesn’t want their kids to “see” color!
    What is wrong with seeing color? It’s there, right? When people say that, it comes across as if there’s something wrong with color so we need to go into denial about its existence and pretend it’s not there. That very phrase was a very telling sign when white people said it so I’m really amazed that a Black person has chosen to use it too!

    Now, what could she have said? Well IF she really didn’t mean that color is bad and we should pretend its not there then maybe she should’ve said,”I’d like my child to learn about both sides of her heritage and to judge people on the content of their character moreso than the color or lack of color of the body they live in”.

    How hard was that?

  3. Halfbreed Clothing on May 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I support that Eve, someday people will learn there is just the Human Race. Judge by the content of ones character, not the color of there skin.

  4. mz.j on May 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Love who you want and raise your children to love themselves and they will be okay.

  5. MiMi on April 27, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I love what she said about raising her children to love being black, but to also love being white… I see the way some biracial children behave and it scares me. I would be mortified if my child acted like that. The ones who think that because they have white blood they are above blacks, or try to disassociate with being black, or use that line “I’m mixed! Not black”… no you are black woman. You are a white woman. To disassociate with one side would be to hate who you are…. Or the ones who talk down on whites like that girl from the Tyra banks show who talked down on whites… “Those white people this and that.”, “YOU black people, this and that”, you are speaking as if you are not white. Or as if you are not black… With such bitterness in your voice… You really are unhappy with yourself, which is why you try to run away form it. I would be mortified. I want my child to be like Tia and Tamara, or Kat deluna… I don’t want a child who suffers from self loath. My sister is black and italian and she loves herself. Sometimes she feels black, and sometimes she feels Italian. Like, “I’ve been black all week, but today I think I’m feeling more italian”. When she speaks, she says “We italian girls this and that and OUR culture”, and when she speaks with her complaints she says “Omg! all the white kids in school ask me if my hair is a weave, like they can not believe black people can grow long hair”…. She is just both, and not ashamed of anything that makes her who she is. She loves herself. She doesn’t get offended when I tell people I have an Italian sister, because she IS italian. And she also doesn’t get offended or on the defensive when people call her black…. She she IS black. i want my child to be like this… At peace with themselves and love themselves… My greatest fear, because I do date out, is if my child behaved like some of the biracial children I see on YouTube. I would cry my eyes out if she acted like that. I hope that if I do marry out, we instill enough love in my child to accept who she is. Some white parents will promote self hate as well… Telling their kids “You are not white, you are mixed” teaching your child intolerance by you rather them walk around with a question mark over their heads than to embrace them into your culture. Or to say “You are not black, you are mixed” and not accept your own child into your culture. How can you tell your child that they are not what makes them what they are. I don’t think those parents realize the identity issues and self hate problems they are creating for their children at a young age. My sister, she was accepted into both italian and black culture. No one told her she wasn’t italian for having a black mother, and no one told her she wasn’t black for having an italian father. This is why she has so much love for herself…. I wish more biracial children were like that. I also hope that if I have any, my children are like that as well.