Naomi Campbell Will Only Model If It Helps Black People: ‘I Don’t Give A F**k About Fame’

by Ellyce Ferguson

March 12, 2018

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage

Naomi Campbell is for the culture, and made sure to let it be known in her recent interview with British GQ! The supermodel sat with her new beau Skepta for an interview about everything from race & politics, to acting and their relationship. The duo also posed for the cover, and they did not disappoint. 

After discussing the significance of having a black man and a black woman on the cover of British GQ in 2018, Campbell explained that at this point in her career, she doesn’t book her gigs based on a need for fame. Instead, she chooses gigs that help black people.

“I didn’t work all these years to go backwards. I’ve seen so many people sacrifice their lives: Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela…” The 47-year-old continued, “When I choose the job I’m going to do, when it’s offered to me … I don’t give a f**k about fame. It’s not about that for me. It’s about what does it do for my people now…What can I do for them? That’s where I’m thinking.”

Campbell has been breaking barriers in the fashion industry and has modeled for over three decades now. We’re glad to see her taking a stand for her people, and we totally support this movement! Campbell is not the first public figure to take a stand like this. Ava Duvernay is on a mission to change Hollywood and only hired female directors for the show Queen Sugar.

Michael B. Jordan is also taking a stand by adopting “inclusion riders” in his productions in response to Frances McDormand‘s call for more women’s inclusion in Hollywood. An inclusion rider requires producers to cast actors who represent where the film takes place, and considers the actors’ gender, race, sexual orientation and physical abilities.

“In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” Jordan wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”

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