Amber Riley Doesn't 'Give a S**t' About the Lea Michele Drama, Wants to Stay Focused on Protests

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Amber Riley is not interested in bringing up past Glee drama. The 34-year-old actress, singer, and activist appeared on Real Quick With Danielle Young to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent protests across the country and around the world.

When the topic of the controversy surrounding her former Glee co-star, Michele, came up, Riley was clear she had no time for that. 

"I don't give a s**t about this Lea Michele thing. I really don't give a f**k. I don't. I don't want to be asked about it -- and I'm not talking to you, I'm talking about everyone else -- I don't give a s**t," she told Young. "People are out here dying, being murdered by police. Trans women are being murdered by the hands of men who are upset about being trans attracted."

Proving she has no ill will towards Michele, who is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich, Riley added, "I wish Lea Michele well. I hope that she has an amazing pregnancy. I hope that she has grown." 

Lea Michele and Amber Riley on 'Glee'
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Riley noted that she hadn't read Michele's statement of apology, which has been criticized, but said the actress has "reached out" to her. 

"I responded to her and that's where it ends for me. I ain't talked to that girl in two years," she continued. "I have no hatred or ill will on that end. I want to make that very clear. My life and what I talk about is not going to be about that. This is the first and last time I'm gonna say something."

Riley played Mercedes Jones while Michele portrayed Rachel Berry on all six seasons of Ryan Murphy's Glee