Laura Govan Catches Major Heat After Saying She Likes Her Men "Lighter, A Little Whiter"

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She's no stranger to drama, as we've seen from her stint on VH1's "Basketball Wives," but many believe Laura Govan put her foot in her mouth after her most recent interview with "The Breakfast Club."

The radio hosts called her up during their morning show to get the details on Govan's involvement in Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert's public split. Allegations began to run wild that Govan was pregnant with Herbert's extramarital lovechild, so Govan hit up "The Breakfast Club" to set the record straight.

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"No disrespect," she said, denying the rumors. "I think he's a great guy, but he's so not my type... I got a type. That ain't it."

When asked what her type is, Govan raised eyebrows when she said, "I like ’em lighter, a little whiter.” Now, it can be said that Govan is known to have a twisted sense of humor, but people didn't find her comment to be funny.

“That part is laughable, but the rest is not," she continued. "You know at first it is like, ‘Is this a joke?’ Because I woke up to a story that is just not true and I was thinking, ‘ I have worked so hard to get away from certain stigmas and the drama from before. It is just [that] nothing is true and it is so hard for me not to go in."

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As colorism is an issue that runs rampant in the black community, using her platform to deny that she's a sidechick in order to joke about not like brown- or dark-skinned men isn't the best look. Considering that her ex, Gilbert Arenas, has been known to use social media to make notorious, disparaging remarks about dark-skinned black women —including gorgeous Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o — many believe the former couple are just two peas in a colorism pod...and they didn't mince words.

"Read your comment on liking men lighter and whiter," one person said. "You didn’t have those same feeling’s when you had those babies from Gilbert as long as that check was green."

 Meanwhile, Arenas used the drama to address the rumors directly to Herbert on social media while calling out the mother of his children.

“@thevincentherbert I don't know who's pregnant but if it's my @BM RUN N**** RUN," Arenas said. "I know you cant run that fast big fella so get you a hover board/scooter or something and #georgejetson the f*** outta hear becauz she's about to f*** yo whole life up.  She's about to have you out her like (soulja boy in January) (tyrese in november)."

Govan has yet to comment on her colorism controversy, but definitely wants the world to know that she has nothing to do with Braxton and Herbert's cheating scandal.

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