Amber Rose Feels Saddened by Kodak Black’s Preference for Light-Skinned Women
Kodak Black is currently going through a PR nightmare after making controversial statements about Black women on social media, saying he doesn't like dark-skinned women. The Florida rapper recently tried to clarify his statement by saying light-skinned women are his preference, but dug himself in a deeper hole by adding he prefers yellow bones because they are easily manipulated. Like a lot of people, Amber Rose isn't feeling Lil Kodak's logic.
Rose expressed her thoughts on Kodak's statements and he own struggles with her complexion in a lengthy Instagram post, saying she is saddened by the rapper's preference for fare-skinned Black women.
"Smh this really makes me so sad," she started. "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."
She continued, "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"
Check out Rose's post below.
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