*He’s TMZs self-proclaimed resident Moor.
And this week he launched a new podcast on SoundCloud.
“The Red Pill” with Van Lathan confronts the brutal reality of truth without social media noise or mainstream bias. Episode one features his buddy Taye Diggs divulging deets about salty Black women and why he’s confused about swearing off White women.
Van Lathan: The entire time you were coming up [in Hollywood] you were dating or married to Idina Menzel. And I remember the moment my mother realize your wife was white. She saw a picture and said, ‘that’s his wife?!…Oh!…’
When you go from being the love interest of people like Angela Bassett and Sanaa Lathan…did that impact your career?
Taye Diggs: I don’t know. I would like to think it didn’t.
VL: Did you feel like Black women were salty?
TD: Yes, but I don’t think it got in the way of anything. Although, to this day I don’t read Instagram, Twitter or what people post. I always felt fully supported career-wise but when it came to my social life people always made assumptions…
These days there’s no excuse so I have no time for it …
VL: Because you’re dating a black lady (Amanza Smith Brown) now…
TD: Uh, yes. She’s mixed.
When I was 13, I was reading a magazine and there was a picture of a Black woman and I said, ‘oh she’s pretty, I want to marry her.’ And my mom said, ‘oh honey, you’re going to marry a White woman. It hurt my feelings but she was right. To this day, whether I’m out at the club or whatever I still get, ‘I thought you only liked white girls?’
It’s been a life lesson of realizing you can’t kowtow…People didn’t know me. People didn’t understand me. It’s part of what comes with this business. A certain side of you is seen and you kind of have to accept the judgments that come with the business. It took me a minute to not be offended or feel the need to justify things. Because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how many times I explain myself there is always going to be somebody talking.