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Mixed People – Prince

PrinceA couple of days late with my Mixed People Monday but here it is. Prince’s ethnic makeup is somewhat unclear. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone Magazine article, the pop singer’s father was of African American ethnicity and his mother was of Italian American Ancestry. However another website states that his mother Mattie Shaw, is of African American, Native American and White heritage, while his father, John Nelson, is of Black and Italian ancestry. Well no matter how you slice it, he is Mixed.


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Nicki Minaj Overreacts To Steven Tyler Comment

In a happier moment.

Nicki Minaj, who already supposedly had a beef with Mariah Carey on American Idol, is now feuding with former judge, Steve Tyler. In a Twitter rant she called him a “racist” for daring to suggest she would not have recognized the talent in a young Bob Dylan and he wouldn’t have made it on the show.

Unless I am missing something, Tyler’s statement is true. A lot of people, black, white and otherwise, wouldn’t have seen the talent in Bob Dylan if he was judged on a show like American Idol that is based on modern rules of attractiveness and vocal gymnastics. There is nothing inherently racist in that statement.

As I have said before, when we throw that word out for any and everything that seems like a slight, then we are doing real damage to its use for situations when it is very real. Minaj clearly overreacted.

Here is the full story.

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Mixed Couples – Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

A talented and great looking couple.

The actress Paula Patton is still going strong in her marriage to top-selling recording artist Robin Thicke, which is not easy in the entertainment business.

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Mixed People Monday – Sabi

Bi-lingual pop singer.

The pop singer grew up in Inglewood, California, and is the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and African American father. She was raised in a bilingual Spanish and English language household.

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Mixed People Monday – Corbin Bleu

Well beyond High School Musicals now.

The former Disney star, and now actor/singer was born to a Jamaican-American father and an Italian-American mother.

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