Romeo Miller and Toneata Morgan, via Romeo Miller Instagram.

Romeo Miller is opening up about past criticism he received for having a white girlfriend.

In an interview with Rolling Out, the rapper/actor recalled some the negative comments he received last year, when he posted a photo to Instagram of his girlfriend at the time, Toneata Morgan.

“At that time, the person I was dating, she was a different race … she’s white, I’m black,” Miller said. “At that time in my life, I wasn’t aware that that was still a big deal. There’s a lot more craziness going on in the world. A problem shouldn’t be whether I like somebody that’s black, Chinese, Puerto Rican, or purple. If I love you, I love you for you.”

Miller is thankful he was able to discuss some of the backlash he received on social media while filming scenes for WEtv’s Growing Up Hip-Hop alongside Morgan.

“I think that’s the cool thing I was able to show on this TV show at that time in my life is that love is colorless at the end of the day, and you can’t live for other people,” Miller said. “I haven’t been in many relationships, but what I learned from that relationship is that you have to make sure you’re happy.”