I hate this crap, really! People deciding who is black enough and who isn’t!
Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson called his wife a #BlackQueen and actually faced a backlash with people questioning is she was even black!
Gibson had to defend his choice of words and confirm she is Ecuadorian, Jamaican and African-American.
The Grio reported:
Gibson has since deleted many of his posts referring to his wedding and his “black queen.” But before he did, he shared that, ”We’re humbled by the outpouring of love! We appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes,” before going on, “Sometimes, when you pray you get exactly what your heart desires. I got #MyBlackQueen I didn’t just marry her I married my daughter’s new example. ‘We are all flawed, sinners and have made mistakes but I hope you decide to keep loving, keep the faith and God will to send you what’s yours…. #Amen.’”
It didn’t take long for fans to start questioning Lee’s looks.
They really got into it too, digging into her ethnicity with fervor. They found out that her given name is Samantha Schwalenberg according to LinkedIn. Then they found out that she had participated in the Mr. and Mrs. Latin UGA pageant in 2011.
According to Straight From The A, her mother is Latina and her father is white.
What do you think?
#TheGibsons #MyNewHeartbeat #ShesBoss TMZ actually got it right! This time! Tyrese found his own Amal Clooney because his mysterious new wife has plenty of degrees and money of her own … TMZ has learned. A source close to the couple tells us the missus' name is Samantha Lee — a New Jersey native who got a Master's degree in social work at the University of Georgia. We're told she's put her education to work on serious issues — for many years she's been fighting sex and human trafficking and counseling for inmates. She's also handled cases for the Division of Family and Children Services in GA. She's accomplished and well-paid — we're told Samantha lives comfortably on her own six figure salary – Sources close to the couple — who secretly tied the knot on Valentine's Day — Pre-marital counseling and married by Pastor Creflo Dollar in Atlanta say they met briefly 2 years ago through mutual friends…. Tyrese referred to his new bride Samantha Lee GIbson as his "black queen." Not that it matters, but her heritage is African-American- Ecuadorian, Jamaican… So, a simple "Congratulations" will do……. Sometimes is life you will get exactly what you pray for…..
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