Singer Azealia Banks has come forward to address the skin lightening rumours that surfaced after Whitenicious boss Dencia shared photos of Azealia Banks holding up a case of the skin lightening cream.
She said in a video she posted
What’s the difference between getting a nose job and changing your skin color? What’s the difference between getting a hair weave and changing your skin color? There really isn’t a difference. For so many people to say that [me wanting to lighten my skin] negates anything I’ve said about the state of Blackness in America is ignorant,” she said.
“I think it’s contradictory — especially since so many of our favorite stars have lightened their skin. Some of my favorite artists — look at Diana Ross. I would never say that Diana Ross is any less of an artist because her skin is lighter. Like, come on! hat was the style! That was the 70s, disco-fever style. Who cares?”.
The video is over 20 minutes long.