Terrell Owens Reveals Why He Doesn't Date Black Women

Apparently the former wide receiver had some not-so-fun experiences dating Black girls in college that instilled a bias in him.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Terrell Owens may no longer be a wide receiver for the NFL, but he's still an important voice in that realm and an interesting celebrity figure to follow. He made friends in high places in other avenues, such as when he, Travis Scott, and 50 Cent linked up for a Houston golf tournament. However, a recent and controversial remark from the football star landed him in some hot water, at least at first glance. Moreover, during a talk with a friend on Instagram Live, he revealed that he doesn't like to date Black women. Apparently, the former San Francisco 49er had some less than pleasant experiences doing so back in college that instilled a bias in him.

"My experiences with Black women growing up wasn't so good," Terrell Owens remarked. "When I started dating white girls- my first experience with white girls was when I went to college. I tried to date some Black girls when I was in college. They did not like me. I was skinny, I was scrawny, I was teased from high school even to college, I got teased for being dark-skinned. So there was a lot of self-esteem issues.

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Terrell Owens Speaks On Dating Black Women

"Nah, I'm being dead honest," Terrell Owens continued. "When I got my opportunity, my first experience with a white girl, it wasn't bad. But I just totally gravitated to white girls after that. That wasn't the situation. So again, my experiences with Black women growing up wasn't so good. But that still didn't deter me from still dating or pursuing Black girls. So my thing now is, because I know there's a stigma that's stereotypical of athletes to go off and make money and date the opposite color, opposite race. But for me now, where I am, it's not even about color, it's not even about race. For me, it's about somebody that I have some chemistry with, good energy, and I get a good vibe with. That's where I am. We all want somebody that's attractive, you know what I mean? Aesthetics are gonna play a big part.

"Anybody that says 'Oh, well I don't care what a person looks like,' that's a lie," he concluded. "That's a lie, we all want somebody that we can roll over and wake up to that looks pleasing to the eye. Everybody's experiences have been different. For me, when I grew up, my high school is pretty much, it's 50... I don't know what percentage of Black and white, but I lived in a Black neighborhood. At the end of the day, I attempted to date Black girls. When I was younger, I wasn't as handsome as I am now. I didn't have this beautiful smile as I have now. I was a late bloomer. And when I bloomed, boy did I bloom." For more news and updates on Terrell Owens, keep checking in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.