Singer Spice Releases ‘Black Hypocrisy’ Music Video After Skin Bleaching Controversy
24 October 2018, 14:34 | Updated: 24 October 2018, 14:36
The Love & Hip-Hop star received criticism amid claims she had "bleached" her skin however Spice has now revealed the truth.
Jamaican singer Spice has fuelled a race debate among her fans on social media after releasing a music video for a song called ‘Black Hypocrisy’.
The Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star, real name Grace Hamilton, had sparked controversy after posting a photo of herself with a dramatically lighter skin tone.
However after a huge backlash, Spice has released a music video which is all about attitudes to skin tones and colourism among black people.
“I have a dream that one day, black woman will start supporting each other rather than bash each other,” she says at the start of the video.
“I am dripping melanin with honey, I am back without apology,” she adds.
Watch Spice’s ‘Black Hypocrisy’ music video above.
Following the release of the music, Spice fans have been discussion the importance of her stance against colourism.
“Wow. Spice did the damn thing on this track ‘Black Hypocrisy’. The reactions last night to her social media stunt fed exactly into what she’s spitting lyrics about. Issa movement,” said one fan on Twitter.
While another fan wrote: “Spice Black Hypocrisy song is really eye opening.”
“Spice’s ‘Black Hypocrisy needs to be played for every ignorant ass person out there. Especially black men!” added another fan.
Y’all.... spice didn’t bleach her skin. She made herself look lighter to get the hidden message out there. Her song black hypocrisy is actually really powerful— entrepreneur (@prettyblushh) October 23, 2018
Spice Black Hypocrisy song is really eye opening— Nessa (@_Nessadon) October 23, 2018
After releasing her new music video, Spice has attempted to start a #BlackHypocrisyChallenge, where fans are encouraged to alter the complexion of their skin and poke fun at colourism.