Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tory Lanez addresses colorism after director swaps in light-skinned video model


Tory Lanez posted a behind-the-scenes clip on his Instagram page of him being filmed for Nafe Smallz's "Good Love" video

In the video, you can see a black woman dancing next to him. At some point, she is replaced with a lighter-skinned black woman. Tory then calls for a timeout and brings back the darker-skinned woman. He still showed love to the other model.

The Canadian rapper addressed the issue on his Instagram page and said colorism is "an ongoing problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop."

He wrote, "As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do. BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN ... countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC."

He continued, "IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful."

Watch it all go down below:

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