Recently, Nicole Richie–daughter of music legend Lionel Richie–stopped by DJ Whoo Kid’s radio show to discuss her NBC show Fashion Star.

While Nicole was discussing the show, Whoo Kid jokingly asked why he couldn’t be a contestant. Nicole quickly quipped, “Because you’re black.” The group went onto to laugh at the joke and Nicole asked the fellas if they could tell she was black.

Nicole, who is the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie and his ex-wife Brenda, is said to be biracial, but because she was adopted, no one, except her people, really knows.

While I could care less how she identifies, especially considering the drama surrounding her parentage, some people aren’t too happy Richie seems to be claiming her black card when it’s cool and convenient.

But what do you think? And why should it even matter?

  • hmmm

    dont care…and yes it is quite convenient that she’s talking about it now.

  • CurlySue

    I remember seeing pics of her as a little girl. I always figured she was mixed. Is that not well-known?

  • African Mami

    They should just call themselves the tailor made or more conveniently the customized race. You can ONLY claim black when there is need to be cool or seek empathy! Whatev. Ur ass still black to me…

    Now onto more pressing matters, say what Nicole got some black in hurrr?! The white genetics were stroooooooooong oo like cassava.

  • jazzyphile

    Ain’t she suppose to be the “love child” of Pete Escovedo (Sheila E’s daddy). I believe they are Columbian. This makes her E’s half sister.

  • Drew-Shane

    Leave Nicole alone! Does she have to go around announcing her race? We forget everyone knows she’s MIXED with something– yes, even white folks know. I’ve never heard her claiming to be white either though… maybe I’m wrong.

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