She spoke out against haters following a steamy sex scene on an episode of Empire.
"I’m really proud of the work that I’ve done,” she said. “I’m really, really proud of it. I think the scene was really fun and lovely and sexy. I felt beautiful, and I felt comfortable, and I didn’t look nervous at all, and I was kind of nervous, so I’m really glad that that didn’t come across.”
She continued, "Also, yes. I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I keep hearing that people are ‘hating’ on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked.”
"It has taken me years to realize that what I was born with is all beautiful,” she wrote in her upcoming memoir, This is Just My Face. “I did not get this surgery to be beautiful. I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels. I want to do a cartwheel. I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs.”
"I have a goal right now, and I’m almost there,” she wrote. “And then once I’ve got it, I’ll set another. But my starting weight and my goal weight, they’re personal. If too many people are involved, I’ll shut down.”
However, don't congratulate her on her weight loss. "It doesn’t rock me. It just annoys me because I’m just like, don’t congratulate me on that,” she told Refinery 29. “If you’re going to congratulate me on my weight loss, also congratulate me every time I pee. Congratulate me every time I’m burping. Because my body actually has nothing to do with you, and I don’t really need your support for it."