Speaking to the magazine, she talks about how she doesn’t want to be referred to as #relationshipgoals when it comes to her marriage to Dwayne Wade, as it takes a lot of hard work and couples counselling, she also speaks on her suing BET and she speaks on how 20 years later she has found her voice.
On these photos: I don’t think there is a more black, authentic version of me that’s ever been captured. Like, my joy, my comfort, I finally feel like I have a sense of worth and value, I felt like it all came together, I thought, ‘What better way to introduce myself to a new group of people as a whole person, as a happy person?’ These pictures reflect who the f**k I am and how I feel about myself.
On being referred to as relationship goals: People are like ‘goals’; me and D are like, ‘wtf?’ We’ve kind of figured it out now, but I guess maybe we should tweet live from couples’ therapy, And when you ask us we’re gonna tell you, there’s a process to happy.
On getting one-dimensional roles and taking charge: It was like I went from Cradle to the Grave to Bad Boys 2 and then I just started kissing boys and that was all anybody wanted me to be—the girl from the right side of the tracks who’s sexually repressed and just needs good d**k and the right handsome man to straighten her life out—and that’s sort of what I became. I’d rather bet on myself and have a bit more control than put my life and my quote in somebody else’s hands, especially with the genre that I want to get back into.
On Suing BET on breach of contract: When it came time to take a stand I was like I would rather go broke fighting for the right thing than give up the bit of gains that I was promised. That’s not gonna happen.