star Tichina Arnold recently spoke to to discuss her upcoming projects --she landed a dramatic lead role in an indie film and is working on recording an album.
Arnold also clears up, once and for all, a slew of despicable rumors regarding her personal life as a celebrity such as those gay rumors about her dating the ever-so eccentric Norwood Young (to which she responds, 'HELL TO THE NAW!
She played Pam James, a friend of Gina Waters (played by Tisha Campbell), on the series; Lawrence played radio talk show host Martin Payne, who was dating Waters.
The show lasted for five seasons., which debuted in 2005, Arnold landed another starring role.
When I make an album, you damn skippy people gonna buy it 'cause if I don't believe in it, I'm not gonna do anything I don't believe it. Ironically, I was asked to play her in a play, but I'd already accepted the film role.
I play Lena Baker, a Black woman who ends up having an affair with her white boss, some might even say his sex slave.
Despite her somewhat prickly nature, Arnold kept the family going in face of financial difficulty and a hostile living environment as Rochelle.
' Most of the times when the media decides to talk about me I'm like, I don't care what the hell they say as long as my picture looks good. It's our responsibility as public figures to be cognizant of how we're being seen.
But it's only when the comments gets vicious that I can understand where folks are coming from about the negativity and hate, but I just don't take myself that seriously. Essence.com: You've also been under the same fire as Tisha and Duane regarding your sexuality. You know you're not famous until someone accuses you of being gay. If you don't want to be accused of being an alcoholic, then don't be seen drunk. �Unfortunately, you can't control rumors and I don't worry about dispelling any because to do that would mean I'm giving credence to any lies that might be out there about me. Yes, I've dated a white guy for about two years before (and for the record, it isn't the French actor I've been shot with a few times, he's just a friend) but Black men are my preference.
Another blog said I had chest hairs and I'm like, They trippin'!
I look good and I don't have no damn chest hairs (laughs)!