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Jesse Lee Peterson Tries To Give Amara La Negra Racist Advice

Love and Hip Hop: Miami's Amara La Negra recently sat down for an interview with Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson on his show The Fallen State, and it was quite awkward.

#Roommates, in a very awkward interview, #AmaraLaNegra sits down with #JesseLeePeterson, who insists that there is no such thing as "African-Americans". ______________________________________ He also says that Amara would be further in her career if she didn't refer to herself as an Afro-Latina: "Don't do the 'afro' stuff because they're never going to accept you." ______________________________________ What's y'all take on this #Roomies?! (????: @thefallenstatetv, @jesseleepeterson )

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The interview went south when Peterson told Amara La Negra, "there is no such thing as an African-American woman."

"They made that up. They are American. They were born here, but they are dumb, and so they are calling themselves African-Americans because they don't think for themselves. You don't even look like them. Why would you want to attach that to your name," Peterson said to Amara La Negra, who seemed a bit confused.

"We're all African," Amara La Negra said, talking over Peterson.

The Love and Hip Hop: Miami star who is known for being proud of her Afro-Latina heritage seemed a bit perturbed by Peterson's comments.

"[You'd] do much better and sooner, if you didn't have thee Afro-Latina," Peterson continued.

"No, no, no, no, no! I will always be Afro-Latina! That's why I'm an activist. I love my melanin. I love my background.  I love my race," Amara La Negra responded.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Amara La Negra attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"But don't put the afro stuff. You'll hurt yourself because they're never going to accept you," Peterson continued trying to convince the singer that she's hurting herself by embracing her background.

"Never," Amara La Negra said.

"Believe me because they're never gonna accept you," Peterson continued.

Amara La Negra then went on to explain to Peterson that she's currently breaking barriers and it's working for her.

"But don't do the afro thing because blacks only get into positions because of their color, not because they are qualified, " Peterson then replied.

"Oh ok. Like you're not qualified to be here now," Amara La Negra clapped back with a smirk.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.