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Now, we’re not saying he’s a gold digger, but he’s not messing with no….You know where we’re going with that.

Last year, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade tied the knot, but not before she asked him to sign a prenuptial agreement. The Being Mary Jane actress is also the star of a new gig – an editorial for Yahoo Style – and in her interview, she had absolutely no qualms about opening up on wanting to protect herself, as well as other tough topics such as racism in America, and the lack of diversity on television. Peep parts of it below.

On wanting a pre-nup:

For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever. I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.

On Ferguson, Eric Garner, and persistent racism in America:

The general lack of compassion for your fellow man is really frustrating. I think what the protesters are saying, or at least some of them, is it’s not just about police brutality. It’s about a widespread systematic crippling of some people in this country by birthright, and no one’s acknowledging it. There may be a power shakeup if you’re really going to do something about it. A lot of people aren’t interested in that. They say, “It’s not that bad. We have Barack Obama. We’re good.” Or, “You’re not getting lynched.” They’re not acknowledging the institutional racism that impacts daily lives.

On comparisons between Being Mary Jane and Scandal:

What bugs me is that they’re making the comparison because they’re both shows that star black women. It’s such apples and oranges. It’s like comparing True Detective and Law & Order — you would never do that. What it says is we need so much more diversity in TV. We need shows starring women of color or women of a certain age or women who aren’t a size 2. If that happens, the world isn’t going to end.

Be sure to head on over to Yahoo Style for more, and watch some behind-the-scenes action in the video below.


Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Throughout The Years (PHOTOS)
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