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Romeo On Criticism Over White Girlfriend: 'I've Dated Girls As Black As Akon And As White As Casper'

04/10/2015 08:44 am ET | Updated Apr 14, 2015

Earlier this year, Romeo Miller made his relationship with Toneata Morgan public as the actor-rapper introduced the pageant queen to TMZ after leaving a West Hollywood nightclub. However, despite Miller's public display of affection, he admitted on "The Meredith Viera Show" this week that there were -- and still are -- some obstacles he faced in the new relationship.

“For me, it was kind of one of those things, I am kind of a hopeless romantic. So it was kind of love at first sight for me,” he recalled to Vieira. “But my problem with dating is girls always thought it was too good to be true. They’re like, ‘You have all these girls on Instagram hitting you up,’ I’m like, ‘That’s just Instagram. That’s not my real life.’ So she kind of thought like it was too good to be true, and I had to go make the extra effort.”

It wasn't until three months later that Morgan, who is white, made an accidental "butt-dial" to Miller -- which eventually prompted the rapper to formerly ask her out on a date. Now, seven months later, the couple has showcased their love and interracial relationship via various social media posts. However, not everyone is as happy about their interracial relationship, which has been met with criticism from many fans, Miller said.

“It’s crazy to think in 2015 when I start posting pictures of me and my girl –obviously I’m black she’s white – I didn’t think that would be a problem,” Miller told Viera. “A lot of hate mail and hate comments was on there. They’re like, ‘why are you with this girl? She’s only with you because of this…’ It’s just sad, because honestly if anybody know me, and all the girls I’ve dated, I’ve dated girls as black as Akon and as white as Casper.”

“It don’t matter. It’s all about the heart. And in this time and place, she’s the one who captures my heart. She could be blue, green or yellow. It would’ve been her.”

Check out more of Romeo’s interview in the clip above.

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