Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Robin Thicke has garnered a lot of fans throughout his career, many which are African American females. The husband of actress Paula Patton, who released his fifth studio album ‘Love After War,’ last week (December 13), says after five LPs, some people still don’t understand him.
“A lot of mainstream magazines, like SPIN and Rolling Stone, they still don’t get me,” Thicke told Essence.com. “They can’t figure out how a funny guy with a dad on a sitcom can have a 90 percent Black female audience. It’s never happened before. I didn’t plan it that way. I just love the music and I love my wife and she is a strong Black woman, so if my wife doesn’t like it, how can the other Black women like it? If my wife approves of the song, I’m doing it.”
Thicke, who recently joked to Chelsea Lately that his “most important parts are Black,” also touched on the sensitive topic of Black women who are pushed to date white men, insisting there are a lot of good Black men out there.
“I think that’s ridiculous. There are so many good Black men out there that are hardworking, decent, and handsome, you know? To start that rumor is as bad as starting any other negative rumor. There are great Black men out there,” says Thicke.
He continues: “There are only a few good White men — trust me. (Laughs) Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I only have three White friends. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. I know amazing Black men. Maybe the women have to take better care of their men. Maybe you’re being too stubborn. Maybe you’re not saying you’re sorry. You have to take good care of him, too. You have to give love to get love.”
Check out the rest of Thicke’s interview with Essence hereâ¦