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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012

TLC’s Niecy Nash says she’s not sought after like Kim Kardashian

Comedian and reality TV star Niecy Nash asserts black celebrities are not as “sought after” as white celebrities, but she doesn’t mind.

Actress Niecy Nash. (Frederick M. Brown - GETTY IMAGES)
Nash is the star of TLC’s ‘Leave it to Niecy’ and is no stranger to fame: her wedding special on the network attracted 5 million viewers.

But she said because of Hollywood’s preference for white celebrities over black ones, she’ll never have to worry about juggling fame like the Kardashians.

“As a black celebrity, if we go out to a hot spot, you know there are going to be paparazzi there, but we aren't the girl who someone is jumping out behind your trash [for] when we get home. So it's nice to be able to live your dream and not be overwhelmed by what can be a downside of the business,” Nash told the Huffington Post.

She added that if mega-celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Britney Spears were black, they would have a very different relationships with the press.

But Nash likes the imbalance. She said it allows her to maintain a peaceful life and that she didn’t go into the entertainment business for other people.

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