‘The Real’ Co-Host Jeannie Mai Reminded Of Past Comments Made About Black Men After Announcing Engagement To Jeezy

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy

The Real’s Jeannie Mai is over the moon after getting engaged to rapper and philanthropist, Jeezy. The two dated for a bit of beneath two years earlier than Jeezy proposed throughout a romantic date night time. While many are congratulating the couple, some social media customers will not be comfortable.

Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy | Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios

Mai beforehand made feedback that offended many about courting black males. Fans took the time to remind Mai of her previous statements after the engagement announcement. 

Jeannie Mai mentioned she preferred “dark meat on the side” throughout a dialog about courting and race

During a 2014 section about courting, the hosts of The Real opened up about what their preferences have been in males. The topic of interracial courting was introduced up and Mai spoke about courting black males prior to now however selecting to marry a white man.

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“I loved Black guys! I did, I did. But for me, dark meat on the side,” she mentioned. “White keeps me mean and lean, you know? That’s why I married white. That’s what I like.” Mai was married to Freddy Harteis on the time.

Mai’s co-host, Tamar Braxton, was not comfortable along with her remarks. Mai elaborated on her feedback, saying, “What I’m saying is I really do think Black men are attractive. When I think about men, I like dark men. I used to date Black men. I think they’re attractive. But when I decided to stick to – because it just kept me happiest – was my man Freddy, who just happens to be White.”

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Social media customers remind Jeannie Mai of previous feedback after Mai introduced her engagement

Mai’s feedback got here again to hang-out her when she and Jeezy went public with their relationship in 2019. The couple introduced their engagement in an unique assertion to People Magazine and a few social media customers weren’t supportive, on account of Mai’s notorious phrases on The Real.

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“She said black men were just to have on the side though, not for serious relationships but oh ok congrats I guess,” one wrote within the remark part of The Shade Room of a post of Mai and Jeezy’s announcement.

“She likes that dark meat on the side,” one other wrote.

“Something about her doesn’t sit right with my spirit but congrats,” one other commented.

Jeannie Mai has since spoken about the fantastic thing about an interracial relationship

Mai and Jeezy have embraced one another’s cultures and deem it vital to find out about each other.

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“When he steps into my house, he takes off his shoes. He knows how Vietnamese people do it,” she mentioned on The Real. “When I met him, I was like, ‘I want to go to Hawkinsville [Georgia]. Show me exactly this yellow house that you grew up in, and how did you start your business and how did you understand how to make a dollar.’ I actually loved it.”

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Mai believes she has a serious accountability whereas being in an interracial relationship. She spent Thanksgiving 2020 with Jeezy and his household in his hometown and Jeezy was planning to shock Mai with a proposal throughout a deliberate journey to Vietnam was however unable due to journey restrictions associated to coronavirus. Instead, he deliberate a Vietnamese themed date night time for the engagement. 

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