Michael B. Jordan is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, but he says the scrutiny over his love life too often comes down to a question of race. The Fantastic Four actor has recently been linked to model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner — a rumor he won't confirm or deny — but says that some of his Black fans aren't thrilled over the idea of him dating a white girl.
"It's the world we live in," Jordan, 28, tells GQ. "They see white and black. I don't."
He continues, "A lot of Black fans were feeling like, 'Oh, my God, he should have been with a Black woman' and that whole thing. I get it, but on the other hand it's, like, relax. You know – it's 2015. It's okay! People can like one another, not necessarily from the same history or culture or whatever the f**k it is."
As for the skinny on whether or not these two beautiful people are an item, he remains frustratingly vague. "Kendall's a friend of mine, you know. I don't know her, like, that well, but I know her enough," he says. "People's perspective on that is what it is."
One thing's for sure, Jordan says his priority right now is his career and not his love life. "I try and be focused. I told myself at a young age that I would sacrifice all my twenties to my work. I'm 28. I've got a year and a half left," he explains. "I understand what females want and need, you know. I'm good at that. I don't know if I'm the guy to give it to them right now. I'm emotionally unavailable. Until I find something that's so undeniable that I can't help myself."
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