"Let's change the stigma."
Kodak Black previously took to social media expressed his distaste for women of his own complexion in an Instagram live rant.
“Keke Palmer, she straight,” Kodak said during the stream. “I’d bag her, but I don’t really like black girls like that, sorta kinda.”
Recently, he dug himself into a deeper hole while trying to justify his statement during an interview following Master P's celebrity basketball game in New Orleans.
“I’m an average dude cause I don’t see myself no better than him, no better than him, you know, or no less than him. So if he could say that he like skinny women--if he prefers skinny woman more than a more chubbier or more heavy set woman, he could say that and nobody won’t get mad at him,” Kodak reasoned. “I just said I don’t like women with my complexion. I like light skin women. I want you to be lighter than me. I love African American women, but I just don’t like my skin complexion. My complexion, we too gutter.”
Naturally, his comments didn't go over well with many, and notably, Amber Rose took to Instagram to pen a response to the South Florida rapper's remarks.
“This really makes me so sad. Being a ‘yellowbone’ mixed light-skinned woman, I know unfortunately that modeling jobs, boys, and opportunities came to me easier, but did not realize that until I got older,” the actress and model recalled. “Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the ‘white girl.’ The one that the boys DIDN'T like. The girl that wasn't as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be!”
Rose touched on her privilege as a lighter-skinned woman, born to a black mother and white father, and ultimately called for women to stick together and rid themselves of divisive mentalities such as this one.
“I can't help that I was born with light skin, but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful,” read her caption. “We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you're beautiful, I'm here to tell you that you are! Let's change the stigma.”
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Smh this really makes me so sad. Being a "yellowbone" 🙄 mixed light-skinned woman I know unfortunately that Modeling jobs, boys and opportunities came to me easier but did not realize that until I got older. Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the "white girl" The one that the boys DIDN'T like, The girl that wasn't as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be! 😍 But for me my mom was my only black parent, my dad was as white as snow and I came out just as light as him. I would lay out in the sun and try to get as dark as I could. I would look at all of the beautiful dark skinned girls in my class and wish that I could wear bright color shirts like they did but it never quite looked as good on my complexion...... but the Brown skinned girls would pick on me, pull my hair and want to fight me for no reason? Why tho?! I loved them! I wanted to be them! Little did I know at such a young age society was teaching them to hate me. Society was telling these girls that they weren't as beautiful as me because of their complexion. They were too strong and too outspoken. It was OK for men to have sex with them behind closed doors but not OK to have them on their arm. As if light skinned girls were some type of trophy for a man, it was a social status smh. Insinuating that he had money or he just had a "bad bitch". I wanted to be them and they wanted to be me. Getting older I found myself always battling racism and feminism, asking directors why isn't there any dark skinned girls in the music videos I was featured in? Even when I was Stripper maybe there were 1 or 2 brown skinned girls that would get hired because they didn't want the club to be too "Black" 😔 I can't help that I was born with light skin but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you're beautiful I'm here to tell you that you are! 😍 let's change the stigma I love you all - Muva