Tika Sumpter may play on BET’s hit show The Game, but that’s the only time the actress has time for game. When it comes to dating, she told Global Grind, don’t bring that around her.
“The thing is, I don’t have time for BS. I really don’t,” she said. “Games are not my thing at all. I’d rather just be honest with each other and open. If you like me, you like me, say it. Let’s stop the games, people! There’s not enough time in life for it.”
Tika doesn’t have time for rumors either. Despite headlines saying she’s been cuddling up to singer Jason Derulo, the 28-year-old says she’s single—by choice—and when she’s in love, she’ll let you know.
“It’s just a part of the business. Whoever you’re going out with, hanging out with, literally even if you’re friends and they get a picture of you guys… you could be on a beach, you could be shopping it’s like ‘Oh my God, they’re together!’”
You can’t fight it. It is what it is and I’m not going to change my life to appease anybody,” she said. “I’m going to hang out with who I hang out with and you’ll know when I’m dating somebody, don’t worry!
“I’m very open with my affections and you’ll see it. I like holding hands and it will be known when I am with somebody.”
Although Tika says she’s a little iffy about dating right now, when she does get back in “the game,” it sounds like she might be looking for a man outside of the spotlight. She told the site that she can’t deal with the normal entertainment stuff, “but if it’s a smart dude that’s on his grind and about something, I’m definitely into making that happen or at least trying it out.”
Hopefully the bronze bombshell gets what she’s looking for.