Cheyenne Floyd Talks About Being the Only Black Girl on ‘Teen Mom OG’ & Reveals Her Experience Facing Racial Stereotypes on Reality TV

“This is NOT easy, people!”

Cheyenne Floyd is speaking out about what it’s really like to be a Black woman on reality TV.

In a video posted to The Challenge/Big Brother star Bayleigh Dayton‘s YouTube channel last week, Cheyenne and Bayleigh both spoke candidly about the stereotypes they’ve faced, and gave advice to other Black girls who are considering going down the reality TV route. 

In addition, Cheyenne opened up about a candid conversation about racial stereotypes she had to have with the producers of ‘Teen Mom OG’ before she signed on to be part of the show.

Cheyenne— who joined ‘Teen Mom OG’ with her baby daddy Cory Wharton back in 2018— revealed that she was worried that the producers were only hiring her for ‘Teen Mom OG’ because they believed they would be getting a Black family that brought a high level of drama to the show.

“When we got on ‘Teen Mom,’ one of the very first talks I had with production, I just put it out there which was really awkward because I was talking to a room full of non-Black people,” Cheyenne told Bayleigh. “[I told them], ‘If you guys are trying to find the stereotypical Black family who are a little struggle, a bunch of come-up stories…you’re not going to find it here.

“[I also told them], ‘If you guys want us to be screaming at each other every episodes, or calling each other names, or pulling each other’s hair out, we’re still not it,” she said. “If you want baby mama drama, we’re still not it!’ And they were all looking at me like, “No, no, no, it’s OK.”

“Sorry guys, no drama here! Luckily Amber and Maci have enough baby daddy drama to keep the show moving forward!”

Cheyenne— whose relationship with Cory brought little to no drama to the show— also stated that she’s gotten backlash from the Black community as well.

“There’s a lot of confusion and controversy,” Cheyenne said. “There’s even a confusion and not just with Black versus non-Black [people], but within our own Black community. I’m looking at them [adhering to the stereotypes], and thinking, ‘Why are y’all doing this?’ and they’re looking at me like, ‘Oh, she’s stuck up.'”

Cheyenne also discussed how she’s actively avoided coming across on TV as a stereotypical “loud Black girl.” 

“You can be put into a box, where you’re just a ‘loud Black woman’ or the ‘angry Black girl,'” she said. “I’m sitting there, watching my non-Black cast mates, who get just as angry as me and who go off, and [people look at them and say], ‘Oh she’s so passionate,'” Cheyenne said, adding that she dealt with this a lot while appearing on her first reality show, Are You The One?

“My first reality show was a real check, real quick,” she said. “Like, I’m not allowed to do certain things…[without being stereotyped].”

“Read the shirt!”

Cheyenne said that her parents spoke to her before she went on the show, telling her to purposely avoid adhering to the stereotypes.

“Other Black cast members may not have gotten that talk,” she said. “They feed into these stereotypical things…like, to be on TV you have to do these things….We’d have such good talks without the cameras but then the cameras come on and [they act] like a whole other person. It’s like, stop. You don’t have to be loud to be seen.” 

Despite these feelings, both Cheyenne and Bayleigh said they don’t regret appearing on reality TV. (In fact, Bayleigh is reportedly about to start filming for Big Brother 22!) 

“Let’s have positive conversations; let’s openly express our emotions,” Bayleigh said. “Let’s show them there are no ‘stereotypical Black girls.’ There’a lot of different Black girls.” 

Watch Cheyenne and Bayleigh’s full video below! 

RELATED STORY: MTV Pulls Cory Wharton & Taylor Selfridge’s Birth Special & Fires Taylor For Past Racist Tweets: Cheyenne Floyd, Gianna Hammer & More React (A Complete Recap of Events)

(Photos: MTV)

32 Comments

  1. You can tell who’s who in this comment section based on their opinions…They’re the main ones who have never experienced any racism a day in their life, and it shows. They think Cheyenne is whining about something that hurts her and that she (and every single black person, especially black women) has to deal with every single day of her life…Instead of listening, they’re going on the defense, and are part of the problem. They’re Karens, and get mad when they get called a Karen, but don’t want to understand why Cheyenne feels bad that America wants her to be the “stereotypical” angry black woman.


  2. this comment section really does prove how racist the teen mom fan base really is omfg 🤦🏻‍♀️ y’all so triggered that cheyenne was telling the truth like it is and wanna keep bringing up her past tweets every second like she doesn’t apologize for them every second yet y’all forgave taylor too quick for her tweets when it took her way longer to apologize for them and those tweets weren’t even directed to y’all. just say you’re racist and go, and please educate yourself


  3. OH PLEASE this twat should have been fired.. Why does she get away with her comment about wishing all white babies would die.


  4. Yasssss Chey baby! So sweet, sophisticated, and intelligent. Now, I love my Love and Hip Hop and other Drama filled shows like that, but it’s refreshing to see a different. Keep doing what you do. I’ll support you always.


  5. Eeeek! Comment section filled with nothing but assholes. If you can’t bring your grown ass self to want to read/listen to understand the difficulties black people and people of color face in this country, in the world today, whether it be reality tv or in public schools, restaurants, etc, then you’re the fucking problem. I love when people tell black people to “get over it” referring to racism but I’ve never once seen someone fix their lips or their fingers to type/say “oh get over it” for the Holocaust.. shit even for 9/11. We can remember 9/11 and the Holocaust and still grieve that but we have to “get over it” when it comes to race and oppression that’s STILL GOING ON TODAY! L O L.


  6. Also, since it started day one with the racist🤦🏼‍♀️ shit, why did u decide to pull ur big girl panties up at the beginning and now u gonna b screaming that they all racist???? Yeah ok, feed that 💩 to someone else🤷‍♀️


  7. Obviously other black people didn’t have that talk?
    Wow, that’s quite a statement, an insulting and judgmental statement.
    How did she name the high horse and does she ride it bare assed like she attends family gatherings?


  8. I don’t care if you’re purple, you are boring.and that has nothing todo w/ race.

    And should have been fired.
    Because of the comments you made.


    1. WOW!!!!! Pull ur damn big girl panties up and get TF over it!! But u not the only 1 that pulls that ‘RACE CARD’🤦🏼‍♀️ …… Can’t we just all get along🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️ There’s racial issues with every color of race there is!! U just speaking out so ur butt won’t get put to the left 👋🏼 and prob got everyone with MTV ‘JOB SCARED’🙄 the moral of this is that I personally not kissing anybody’s ass!! So now GSTFD somewhere! Girl bye👋🏼


  9. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
    This whole article in itself is extremely racist. Why does color of her skin need to be brought to attention? If you have to put color in front of woman or man then you are the racist. This nonsense needs to stop. Just because the producers she met with weren’t black does not mean she was being cast to be the stereotypical black girl, enough with the bull. Stop playing the damn race card already. She has made her share of racist comments too. She does bring drama though. Not as much as Farrah or Jenelle who were also fired but the drama element is there.


    1. cory definitely hasn’t but cheyenne has a website wear she sells hats that she’s had before she even joined tmog


    1. Ok, I’m so over this racist bitch. She wasn’t even a teen mom. I want to know who she, “Took a knee”for to get the gig. Like they couldn’t find a black girl that was a legit teen mom to fill MTVs “token” spot on the show. Shes the biggest racist on the franchise.


      1. Right, and if it is SO difficult to be on reality TV then how come she has been on are you the one, the challenge, and teen mom? She is the one that tries to make everything about her race! It’s funny that her and Bayleigh weren’t speaking out about this topic before BLM. Seems they didn’t feel too strongly about it until they thought they could profit from it.


      2. THANK-YOU🤣 Crusty!! (love that bty😀 she done got them all J.O.B. S.C.A.R.E.D🤦🏼‍♀️ So now MTV gonna really give her a lot of time, bad thing is, she deff is boring!! She need to get with Jenelle and tell her to school her on what she need do to make her ass less boring🤣 cuz we all know Jenelle can do it🤣🤣🤣 that girl done got fired 🔥 from MTV last year and getting more time on the cameras and tabloids than any of the other girls🙄 school her for us Jenelle if u got a desk available for her to take notes🙄🤷‍♀️🤣🤣 ✏️ and 📝……. ty n advance J ahead of time!!!! Since we on a freaking lock down🤦🏼‍♀️🙄 pretty much, not sure how she teaching 🤷‍♀️🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂


  10. Why’s MTV showing favoritism and not firing all of them. Fire one for racist comments. Fire All for racist comment. It’s a shit show anyway.


  11. Why sign up for a trashy tv show if you’re worried people will think you’re trashy?


  12. While I do like Cheyenne and think she genuinely acts mature, I find it odd that Taylor got fired for racist comments she made years ago and apologized for but I dont recall Cheyenne apologizing for the racist comment she made years ago. Where does the clcurrent cancel culture start and end and at what point should people be allowed to learn and grow and not have things hang over their head they regret saying?


    1. the ashley came out with an article with cheyenne apologizing for the tweets, and she still brings that apology up in almost every article she writes about cheyenne


  13. Typical hypocritical MTV nonsense. Fire non blacks for dumb comments but black people are exempt from this. This chick should have also been fired.


  14. What non black cast mates have been called passionate when they “ go off”?
    What a bunch of crap to fill in her interview


  15. Yeah, don’t even get me started about this one. You don’t get to cry about being racially stereotyped when you’ve literally said, you’d “kill a white baby if I could.”

    No idea why she hasn’t been cancelled, but other people have. Pretty shitty double standard.


    1. I see she is on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon. I think she just wants attention and is going to get it any way she can!’That whole family is nothing but dynamite sticks is the ready to explode.


      1. Bandwagon? She’s black…no bandwagon for her to jump on. She’s literally a part of it and will be apart of it for the rest of her life.

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