Eve says that she and her husband, Maximillion Cooper, have been having “very uncomfortable” conversations about race ever since George Floyd was killed by the police on the 25th of May, and mass protests kicked off as a result.
In a preview clip for next Tuesday’s episode of The Talk, Eve explained that she endured “some backlash” when she spoke about her personal life. Eve says people lit her up in the comment section by criticizing the fact that she and her husband had never spoken about race relations before.
Eve said she and her man have had many conversations about race over the years, however, these days, the discussions have been more heated and emotional. The former performing artist said that the nation is currently in one of its most challenging times ever, and that’s why she said it was particularly difficult this time around.
Eve is currently married to the 47-year-old entrepreneur, Cooper, whom she tied the knot with back in 2014. She’s the step-mother to his four children from another marriage.
This isn’t the first time that Eve has gotten political. Amid Kanye West’s controversial comments in which he referred to slavery as a “choice” during an interview with TMZ, Eve was one of the entertainment figures who slammed the rapper.
Back in 2018, during an episode of The Talk, Eve claimed she felt as though it was “so disrespectful” when Kanye claimed that “400 years of slavery” were a choice. Eve said, during the segment, that she couldn’t understand how a black man in Chicago would have “these ideas.”
Around the same time, Kanye West was describing himself in the mainstream press as a “free-thinker,” and Eve took issue with these remarks as well. The Talk co-host said that a person must have facts and evidence to support ideas.
As it was previously reported, Kanye West was slammed in the press and by other performing artists when he referred to slavery as a “choice.” Of course, Kanye was referring mostly to the issue of beliefs and mindset, rather than actual slavery.