Dancehall artist Spice made headlines on Monday after she appeared to have lightened her pores and skin. The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star used make-up to deal with the problems of colorism and skin-bleaching in her new video, Black Hypocrisy.
At the start of the video, Spice is delivering her model of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech to a room filled with dark-skinned girls. Messages about Blackness are written on posters all through the room together with, “demolish colourism, cease racism” and “A Black girls as soon as instructed me I’m too Black.”
On the track, the Jamaican native speaks about being instructed she’d attain extra success if she have been a lighter complexion. “I used to be instructed I might attain additional / If the colour of my pores and skin was lighter / And I used to be made to really feel inferior / As a result of society says Brown ladies are prettier,” Spice sings.
Throughout scenes of the video, she appeared within the white make-up to ship her level concerning the hypocrisy of Black individuals who ridiculed her for having darkish pores and skin.
The professional-Black anthem is from Spice’s forthcoming mixtape, Captured, which is scheduled to launch on Nov. 2.