When former childhood star Raven-Symone, 28, who is sitting pretty following years of successful TV ventures agreed to appear on OWN and be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, fans were stoked. The interview, which aired the evening of Sunday, October 5th was a bit more of a personality "reveal" than anyone bargained for; it seems Symone made a few bombshell statements that lit up Twitter. One such statement was "I'm American, I'm not African-American, I'm American." This was a shock to many and somewhat of an outrage if not disappointment to many who do consider themselves African-Americans.
As of TODAY, Ms. Symone has responded to the Twitter haters clarifying her biting words giving an exclusive to NBC's 'The Grio' saying "I never said I wasn’t black … I want to make that very clear. I said, I am not African-American. I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people. I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.” Click here for more.