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?