Calm down everyone, it has finally been confirmed that Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Spice has not bleached her skin.
Repeat, Spice has not bleached her skin.
The dancehall singer came under fire in October after appearing to lighten her skin colour before releasing the music video for her new single, Black Hypocrisy.
Spice, 36, was accused of creating a publicity stunt but the reality star insists it was all to spread an enlightening – no pun intended – message about colourism within the black community.
Alongside a lengthy Instagram post, Spice shared a picture of herself sitting in a throne and wearing a crown but, most importantly, with her natural dark skin proving that the skin bleach was in fact just extremely heavy, and lighter, makeup – or possibly Photoshop.
In the post, Spice explained her motive: On October 22nd I posted a picture of myself where i looked like I altered my appearance and metamorphosis to match the Eurocentric beauty standards.
I fearlessly addressed an issue that has been swept under the rug and boldly took the stance in bringing a taboo topic to the forefront. I chose to do this in the manner I did because I believe colourism is plagiarising our black community.
Spice went on to admit that, while it wasnt a publicity stunt as some predicted, it was timed for the release of Black Hypocrisy and her new mixtape Captured.
The singer, real name Grace Hamilton, also wanted to create shock value so she could have the worlds undivided attention to the message in her music.
Spice continued: There are dark skin women across the world complaining every day that they are being downplayed and degraded, but the raw truth is it is us “black women” and “black men” that are fighting against each other and tearing down our own race.
Its evident in the social media comments every day, I myself have lived through it all being downgraded by my dark complexion.
The VH1 star later denied boosting awareness for skin bleaching like many critics felt.
Closing her in-depth explanation, Spice said: Yes “black is beautiful” we say it every day but are we showing love to our black women?
To put a end to the debate “I DID NOT BLEACH MY SKIN” and I quote “Proud a mi color, love mi pretty black skin, respect due to mi strong melanin” words from my Black Hypocrisy song that I wrote from my heart.
Well that settles it then!
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