Raven-Symoné Leaves Girlfriend AzMarie Livingston Over ‘Ghetto’ Name

Raven-Symoné Leaves Girlfriend AzMarie Livingston Over 'Ghetto' Name

Actress Raven-Symoné has split with her girlfriend AzMarie Livingston after revealing she could no longer look past her “ghetto-sounding” name. The two began dating in 2012.

“I felt like I was being a bit hypocritical,” Raven said of dating AzMarie, while admitting she has issues with ghetto-sounding names. “I just couldn’t take it anymore. For years I simply called her A.M., but she grew tired of that. I asked her to change her name if she wanted to remain in this relationship, but apparently a name is more important than being with me. It hurts but I will move on, but you better believe the next person I date will be a Sarah, Rebecca, or something that doesn’t sound like she is from some wild continent in Africa.”

“I’m in an amazing happy relationship with my partner, a woman,” Raven told Oprah during a 2014 interview for her “Where Are They Now?” specials, adding, “I am proud to be who I am and what I am. I don’t want to be labeled gay. I want to be labeled a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labeled.”

The 29-year-old actress and The View co-host revealed her issues with ghetto-sounding names on the show, which ignited a firestorm of criticism.

Raven-Symoné made the comments after the show played video of a popular YouTube video making fun of fictional and outlandish African-American names. “Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory’? Because I think that’s a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in those names,” she said while laughing.

“I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you,” Raven stated.


  • Black_Diaspora2

    Really, a ghetto name? Has Raven-Symoné taken a look in the mirror lately? I don’t care how she dresses, but her look has ghetto written all over it.

  • Stella Riley

    You’re parroting something Secretary Clinton didn’t say.

  • feeshub8ahqu

    The process of how someone becomes the legitimate choice of the people or a party, is more important than the outcome because it affects the legitimacy of the outcome.

  • feeshub8ahqu

    The process of how someone becomes the legitimate choice of the people or a party, is more important than the outcome because it affects the legitimacy of the outcome.

  • eijahl1die4

    Please, refute anything in that article. Don’t impugn the source unless you have evidence.

  • eijahl1die4

    Please, refute anything in that article. Don’t impugn the source unless you have evidence.

  • erasbeland

    if we elect Trump, it’s going to be one long nuclear winter

  • uzoi4ohpohei

    my go to response when people ask what I did, “nothing, how’s your mother doing?”.

  • uzoi4ohpohei

    my go to response when people ask what I did, “nothing, how’s your mother doing?”.

  • kathyrgibon

    I say throw the friggin’ waffles out in the rec yard and take target practice as the con’s endeavor to pick them up . . . Anyone’s successful, they get to lick Mrs. Butterworth.

  • RAVEN SYMONE….NEEDS COUNSELING….HER INSECURITIES ARE ALREADY DEFINITELY SHOWING & DOES SHE NOT SEE THAT HER OWN NAME SOUNDS “GHETTO”…..WHAT AN IDIOT & SHE’S A MAJOR TURN OFF….THE VIEW SHOULD FIRE HER ALREADY!!!!

  • Hannah

    omg I pretty much fell out laughing!! literally this is my new favorite satire site. I thought The Onion was as good as it gets satire-wise but clearly there’s a new sheriff in town. I die. I die. In tears! Good job guys! I had commented that she might as break up with her girlfriend then because her girlfriend has a “ghetto” name. So I’m glad to see someone else gets it!!

  • okthere

    So… AzMarie is “Ghetto”, but Raven-Symoné is not?

  • She should’ve just changed her name. It’s not that difficult.

    • rhonda daniel

      Why change her name, Raven look ridiculous with that hairstyles she wear.

      • rhonda daniel

        Who would have thought she would turn gay. Raven you dissapoint me you were so cute when you were little.