Kirsten West Savali: Is Paula Patton a Black Trophy Wife?

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World

If I were Paula Patton, I would be embarrassed.

In an exclusive interview with Essence Magazine, the Mission Impossible 4 actress’s husband of six years, Robin Thicke, managed to not only divulge intimate details of their sex life, but to paint his wife as nothing more than a hyper-sexual, replacement mommy-figure who introduced him to the world of Blackness.

Patton, through no malicious—but still very purposeful—intent of her husband’s, was cast as the Black Trophy Wife, valued because she grants him an authenticity, an entree’ into the world of soul, funk and R&B that he would not have been granted otherwise. He maneuvers her from her rightful place at his side, and pushes her to the front of his agenda to seduce the Black community into accepting him as our own —that is, when his “mojo and swag” aren’t being occupied giving Patton “double-digit” orgasms.

He also reveals in the interview that she calls him ‘Daddy’ and he calls her ‘Mama’ because their respective parents didn’t play important roles in their lives, so they became each other’s replacement. For some reason, he doesn’t seem to realize that when compounded by race in a traumatized society his words are toxic. Their twisted dynamic is eerily reminiscent of a slave-owner/Mammie dichotomy and co-dependency—exacerbated by racial stereotypes—is neither attractive, nor romantic.

I enjoy Robin Thicke’s music, but I have no illusions that he will ever be Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye, or even Eric Benet or Rapheal Saadiq. Then again, neither does he, because according to him, his contemporaries are “Drizzy Drake and Chris Brown.” He doesn’t even take himself seriously.


via Your Black Woman: Kirsten West Savali: Is Paula Patton a Black Trophy Wife?.





7 Comment

  1. This sounds like a real strong dose of hateration…ijs…

  2. The truth, in this case, is black and white. well put, kirsten. too bad folks are too enamored with artists and music to hear the real message when these artists speak….wake up people. please, wake up.

  3. Uuuuggghhh!!!!! Such a flimsy thread. So sick of the double standards whenever wm/bw are out in the open. I never hear from the black journalists being critical about bm/non black women. NEVER!!!!!! At least Thicke is devoted to his wife & nots pursuing with her as a booty call and having secret oow kids.

    Sometimes, I just can’t with double standards. Team Patton & Thicke

  4. And I’ve never called my man day or have him call me momma. Lets not sit here & act like we haven’t heard Black couples do this with each other. Please just stop, lol. This is a sad attempt @ sensational reporting. This man is Happily MARRIED TO HIS BLACK WIFE, AND BEEN WITH HER FOR 10 plus years.

    Where is the uproar again? Keep reaching.

  5. Paula is NO trophy wife!

    Robin treats Paula with the greatest love and respect, and has done so since both were at Fairfax High School! He adores her!

    They have a great marriage, a beautiful son, and a married life that works!

    Robin is not trying to be anything or anyone except himself! Paula was not and is not the only Black person he knows in his life.

    Please stop with trying to tear this couple down. They love each other and have loved each other for years!!! They did it right, and they are still together.

    Find something else to tear down!

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