In a recent interview, Mimi claims she noticed that black people had the most to say about her tape with Nikko.
She even went as far as to say black people as a whole struggle with subjects pertaining to s*xuality, and she just feels like white people don’t seem to care as much.
Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Parlé Magazine:
Let’s discuss the infamous s*x tape — Reflecting on that time, do you have any regrets now?
Do you know actually as I sit back and think and reflect on that, going through that time was very, very difficult and, of course, I knew about it before, months and months and months before, the public even caught wind and those were the times I absolutely beat myself up about the decision that I made, because once I said yes there was no taking that back. I could not come back from that, and that was the first time that I had ever done something in my life that I could not take back. So in all actuality, it actually made me stronger. Going through the criticism of the public, you know, friends and everything else, it actually made me a whole lot stronger. I didn’t think I could survive it at first, and going through it absolutely was like the worst thing ever, but I’ve made it through. I’ve gotten through it and now I’m better able to handle other things in my life that come up. I’m like, “Oh, hell, that’s nothing, try having that s*x tape sh*t on your back.” So, it’s actually made me stronger.
It still managed to put a negative stigma on you, correct?
Well, it depends on the person. I find that a lot of Black people are very judgmental and close minded when it comes to s*xuality and s*x just in general, and those are the people that judge me the most. Like white people and other people, they don’t see a problem with it. They’re like, “So what!” It’s our people that I get the most judgment from ironically. And you know what, that was something that happened in my life; that doesn’t define me. That tape doesn’t make me who I am. That tape doesn’t; it doesn’t make me who I am. It was a part of my life that happened – a very small part actually – and I put it in its place. I compartmentalized it, put it in its place, and I keep it moving. I’m not gonna let that take me down, bury me, or define who I am as a person ’cause it just doesn’t.