Spice

Jamaican dancehall star Spice calls out the hypocrisy of people who discriminate against dark skinned women in her new music video "Black Hypocrisy".

Many in the Black community say Spice is a hypocrite for bleaching her own skin, but her light skin is just an illusion created with makeup and lighting.

The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star calls out dark skinned sistas who use potent medications and skin creams to strip out their melanin so they can fit society's standard of beauty.

The video begins with Spice speaking at a meeting for B.L.A.C.K. women. The acronym B.L.A.C.K. stands for:

Beautiful
Lovely
Attractive
Courageous
Kind

Spice goes on to sing in her native Patois language:

    I was told I would reach further
    If the color of my skin was lighter,
    And I was made to feel inferior
    'Cause society say brown girls prettier


    Me love the way me look
    Me love me pretty Black skin
    Respect due to me strong melanin
    Proud a me color,
    Love the skin that I'm in
    [Burn] racism, demolish colorism

 

Watch the music video below.

Question: Will this music video cause you to change the way you think about color?
 

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Where is the lie?

  • Elevated Soul

    #GirlBye.....

    The discrimination goes both ways and she could have started with her own country Jamaica.

  • Cali

    Nowhere

  • Fire & Ice

    I thought Jamaican women were leading the pack with skin bleaching. I heard it's an epidemic over there.

  • EMILY POST

    She is talking about issues relevant in the black community. Not only America .
    It is a taboo to say but we all see it eyes wide open the discrimination in the entertainment industry against black women in general especially those of darker hues. I commend her for speaking out on cultural stigmas and issues.

  • Rayne

    No where ma’am. They did a great job . Big props to her.

  • Rayne

    Love it!

  • Yardgirl

    Jamaican dancehall star Spice calls out the hypocrisy of Black Americans who discriminate against dark skinned women
    ********************************
    WOW!!! Where in that song did she say anything about Black Americans??? This is a reggae song sung in patois, speaking about a truthful issue. There was no mention of any specific group, For shame!!

    Wayne Brady's "Unsung" was on Sunday and HE said he was taunted for his dark skin. This song is POSITIVE listen to the words!!! SMH!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    calls out dark skinned American sistas who use potent medications and skin creams to strip out their melanin
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Where are they? I have heard more about women who are NOT American doing this. So...until someone tells me where they are IN ABUNDANCE then.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ced5d5bfd09cd7cb9fae91ecb280d197c80e613f73c8eb143555ab9edaba4630.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    Okay I aint listen yet. SO she didnt say this. Thanks!

  • Rayne

    When ppl bleach their skin why don’t they bleach the inside of their nostrils ?, between their knuckles and their gums? That shat have me rolling cause their lips be black asf, like all they do is smoke black blunts ????

  • KB

    Some people stay reaching and trying to create unnecessary drama. She is trying to shine light to issues in a positive way.

  • KB

    She didn’t point out Black Americans at all. You have to listen to the song for yourself.

  • Soda

    Is this a joke? There's an ad for Meladerm, "a powerful skin brightening product" under this video.

  • Victorious82

    You must’ve didn’t watch the video or you think black people only live in the United States.

  • Navybeans95

    I wish I would bleach mydamnself....

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you!! First they leak a photo of her from the video and spread the rumor that she bleached her skin!! I was like WTF?? I was so upset, then my fam sent me the video and I felt relief. I listened to it earlier and I was l like "Yasss Queen!!" Then I come here and see this thread.

  • KB

    Sometimes, you have to do research for yourself instead of just reading an article and taking someone’s view as facts. I have always been taught to seek the truth for yourself before you are misled by others because of what he or she said without facts to prove it.

  • Victorious82

    Sandra made that inference. The song did not.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    not on my screen.... i got 3 different Lord & Taylor ads (but i was just shopping for sweaters... sooooooo.....)

    what YOU been browsing @Soda? LMAO!!!!!!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • hottlanta

    That ain't nuthing but a modern version of ambi skin tone cream from back in the day

  • KB

    Thanks..

  • Victorious82

    Well done Spice. When I saw those photos floating around yesterday I was so disappointed. This completely made up for it.

  • MJF

    This! Majority of folk are ignorant instead of seeking facts!

  • hottlanta

    Wish l could bleach my money n change my 1s to 100s.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this is a helpful 'reminder' (because we all know Sandra likes to 'sprinkle' a little "get-the-people-going" seasoning on her posts, LOL!

  • KB

    Exactly. Some people will misconstrue information before doing fact finding and creates unnecessary issues. So many people are so quick to talk bad about Spice but don’t understand the meaning behind this.

  • Torae

    You could look at her and tell it was makeup but as usual social media is filled with morons and they are so easy to manipulate. I have never known anyone to bleach their skin but maybe it’s a thing in Jamaica, some parts of Africa, India and the UK?????

  • Marlika

    This fake Lady Saw always irked my nerves.

    Side note: good for her for getting this message out again.
    I say again because this topic is always an on going discussion.

  • KB

    Right. Some people are so quick to bash someone and don’t have all the facts. They are quick to jump on the bandwagon because someone said it but have no facts at all.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    We have the same hairstyle and hair color! Well, when she had on the blue bob wig. My hair is the same shade of blue, long in the front and short in the back, and my black roots have came in.

  • Soda

    You saying I'm being influenced by some evil-doers?

  • hottlanta

    Since the 70s n still ongoing when they have nothing else 2 talk about

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    something in the milk ain't clean... LOL!

  • Yardgirl

    They try to get the meaning lost in spreading LIES!! The majority of Jamaicans do not bleach their skin. There are some that do as is the case in a lot of countries, but the majority do not. The internet is a dangerous place where you can put out half truths and run with it as facts. SMH!!

  • Junkanoo

    It's big in a lot of former colonies ,parts of Asia ,I would think India as well.Its really bad in Jamaica has been for a while.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfuuu

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooooo....stooop!!!!!

  • KB

    You are so right. It is so sad that some people who are able to reach many people don’t do their research but quick to spread misleading information for clicks and likes. Some people have the platform but the way they use the platform could be better.

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooooo @ Lady Saw

  • Queen B

    Thank God! I thought she bleached her skinned ?

  • Elevated Soul

    Did you read this article? I didn't to the song because I have heard this tune before.

    Clearly you didn't comprehend my comment which was not that hard to do. ..

    My comment conveyed that she need to start critiquing her own people in Jamaica instead of making this about American Blacks.

    Nuff said. .

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao...hey...on the low...do they have any good sales going on at L&T??

  • Yoni7

    LOL I said I was going to make that my fall hairstyle. I'm rocking a short Halle Berry type wig. I need something to cover my ears before the cold hits. LOL

  • Trace da Ace

    damn gina...lol......I canna!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    Well I for one like Spice...and the video is bringing awareness to something that we all know...just don't touch on much....so kudos to Spice!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    quite a few markdowns, plus get an extra 30% off with "FRIENDS" code... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Trace da Ace

    I'm on it!! Thanks luv! :)

  • Dowoop

    I didn't even get an ad but im that's just because this is my work laptop.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • bran

    I love the message. Song isn't too bad.

  • dontgetblocked

    I love this video. Love it! We as a people hate ourselves. On Youtube, there are so many coarse-haired ladies spending hours slapping gel on their hair and making little coils. Hours! What's natural about that! It's so sad. When they finally get the curly hair they want so badly, they shake their heads like a white girl. They might as well get a relaxer. Why spend your life wanting to be someone else?

  • Dowoop

    *facepalm* And you didn't comprehend her comment

  • bran

    Or their bleach knees? Knees out here looking like sonograms.

  • Faithz

    TI should have done this with his Music video.

  • TransMichelle

    Why should black Americans listen to her? A lot of these black foreigners come into this country and think they can tell black Americans what to do. She's not needed.
    "A new skin bleaching product on the market called 'Bleach Me Out White', a cream which promises to whiten the skin in as little as a week.
    A representative from the Kingston-based online store boasted that the product is in high demand, and he can also attest to its powers.
    "For me, it is too strong because I have been bleaching for years, but I do use it. Like how my birthday is coming up now, I'm going to use it next week because I know two twos, I will get that tone that I want," the representative told THE WEEKEND STAR
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/055096d9542c83ff8a7e1447f15c6d484477628f039b78f9498aa4927985d090.jpg
    In this photo a woman applies skin lightening cream to her legs as she sits on a curb in downtown Kingston.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Lucky for me, my bob covers my ears! This was taken this past Saturday, on my way to go see Venom..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d74e3802c9dc1366778f4e09ea2f35a9ad5d4358e10f36275eb025ea1aad02d.jpg

    This is the back of my blue bob (my avatar pic)..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4f0a76f4650a9a06b366a82d9386c2d3e9dbc427353563637b0f973cbfae3c1.jpg

  • Yardgirl

    Love the blue hair!!! I plan on rocking a purple bob wig for Halloween. I bought a beautiful one that is human hair dyed purple. Now I want a blue one too!

  • Kimocha

    Whew!... Glad to know it's just makeup and appreciate the message she's trying to send....

  • dontgetblocked

    We really do hate our skin and hair. Sad.

  • Victorious82

    When did she make it about American blacks??? You must’ve haven’t actually listened for yourself and let someone else tell you what it was about. Gotcha.

  • Rere

    When people really do bleach their skin, I wonder do they feel stupid after they see how awkward & stupid they look. I'm dark & I love my skin, black women rock.?

  • Soda

    She would have watched it if it was about trump, her savior.

  • TransMichelle

    Here's a video about skin bleaching in Jamaica. I don't think black Americans have an issue like they do there. Not as far as I know anyway. I know people do it here but Ms.Spice need to stick with Jamaica's issue.

    https://youtu.be/JmY0_l6BNPc

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you! A purple bob will be really cute! Before I went back to blue, my hair was purple. Before the purple, it was pink. Before that, it was fire engine red. I've done so many colors under the sun.. I'm going to keep the blue for a good while though. My job allows me to keep it blue as long as it stays dark.

  • Yardgirl

    Blue looks great on you!! Glad your job allows it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i suspect they're much like anorexic people. in THEIR mind's eye it's an improvement (bless their hearts)

  • MrsSpice1

    Not we! YOU insecure hopeless mofoz!! Out here wanting be the same color as raw chicken and baby diarrhea!! Ruining urselves to be something u will never ever acchieve!! And still hate urselves after!! Telhe devil love playing games with the weak!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    logout!!!!!!!!!!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thanks again! They tripped a few years ago when I had it teal. It was so pretty, too, but someone complained so I had to change it to a dark blue. I understand where I work they won't allow certain hair colors so I don't get upset.

  • MrsSpice1

    They all just end up lookin like 1st stage decompisition!

  • MrsSpice1

    Yup and Africa. Brazil. And also China! Yup pale mfz think they too dark too.. everybody want that transparent look ?!!

  • Yardgirl

    Teal sounds lovely, it's one of my fav shades of blue. Always someone complaining, sheesh.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    @sandrarose, Aun-TEA! ..Aun-TEA!!!.. what’s this I hear about Kandi LEAVING AtlHousewives amid controversy?.?..hhhhhmmm Do TELL the TEA Plllleeeaaase, and Thank you ?

  • MrsSpice1

    Bish she refering to everybody who does that bs to themselves esp her own black ppl rather American or Jamaican .-and most of her fanbase are Jamaican idiot!

  • Capricornlady

    speaking of Nigerians and their potions/concoctions... Anybody used/heard of that Botcho cream that supposed to make your butt big? A sista needs summa that there!

  • Yardgirl

    Sammy Sosa SHOULD feel stupid, the man now looks casket ready!! He went from looking normal to sickly SMH

  • Fire & Ice

    This looks good on you!

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    Let me dip in and then dip on out?
    Not only is the bob cute as heck, your make up is beautiful ? #IseeYouZRo

  • SoulfulLove

    I thought that was Kmichelle in that corner pic for a minute

  • Solstice

    That’s a beautiful color girl!! You wear it well Jo!!

  • Fire & Ice

    I didn't know Lord & Taylor was still around

  • Solstice

    Yes makeup on point too ?

  • xenaD

    ??? Wat hpnd to him

  • Fire & Ice

    Exactly!! This is a HUGE epidemic in Jamaica.

  • SoulfulLove

    He wearing Creamation #9

  • Coy little wink

    Pretty! My hair is blue too...I get soooo many compliments ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Not Casper ???

  • Solstice
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they closed quite a few of them in the dmv (but there's a large one uptown and when i'm up there it's not unusual to spot a local news anchor or politician.... dc is conservative and L&T fits that 'traditional' leaning demographic)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I like Spice music ..... hell I've always loved me some me .... never had a problem with my color .... ever https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81ab9b8d3edbde23aa9076988d7b63d2e3e93b388c11cca531336a466bf17b77.gif

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I love Spice and her music and I am glad she spoke out about this because I see this often... one of my clients she is the sweetest person but she bleaches and I want to say something but don't know what to say. I comment on all of her old pics before she bleached telling her she is beautiful but idk where to even start off the convo with her... its an old video moving around on IG I reposted it a while back on skin bleaching in the Caribbean they interviewed people who bleached and those who didnt. It hurt my heart to see that

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I really feel sorry for ANY person who has a problem with the skin their in....you are unique. Who in the world would give a damn about someone telling the them you're too light or too dark. If Spice wants to be taken seriously she should start with ditching those wigs and fake eyelashes.

  • Fire & Ice

    Oh ok. They closed in Miami years ago. That was "high end" back in the day.

  • dru and neil

    Thank god there’s an explanation for the “bleaching”’picture. I didn’t know her music so I just assumed this was another celeb bleaching for real sadly.

  • Yardgirl

    DEAD!!! *pun intended* :-))

  • Solstice
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I hate that people make people feel that their skin tone is ugly .... never got that .... like wtf !!!! but folks do what they do .... hell I wear lashes from time to time and weave ...... everyone is unique ...long as you rock it good is what I say .....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, folks out here tryna be cellophane, smh

  • oshh16

    New post please!

  • bemetoo

    I been getting to vocal aunt Sandra ain't posting my comments

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • SoulfulLove

    lmao!!!

  • SoulfulLove

    lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile my mom orders online ... they closed the ones down here .... she said they open up North doe

  • ShWa

    Hope it is a wash off color just for her point she;s relaying.

  • Yoni7

    I need mine longer. LOL

  • Soda

    I think that's what's happening to Sinbad. He's on that new show Rel and he is almost transparent he's so light

  • Solstice

    Chica. Send me your makeup tutorial ASAP ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, they were always like a higher end Macy's, which made sense as they were both run by Federated. best L&T was in chicago though (IMO)! i used to travel there on business frequently (many moons ago), and i loved that shopping center. sadly, they're even closing their 5th ave store now, smh

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Ayeee im on team blue as well... Blue Black lol my favorite color since high school.. I just dyed my moms hair this weekend with Blue Black she say "gyal im feeling myself I look 10 yrs younger and this black bringing my eyes out" lol I love that bob on you very pretty!!! You rocking THAT

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You getting those pop ups too ?.... chile I'm getting revolve clothing zulily ads popping up ..... these folks is watching chile ... trying to get me to shop .... dangling shyt in my face with these ads .... I feel ya doe.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • Solstice

    Blue is my favorite color!! Did you bleach it first?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is he?! now this i gotta see, smh (he too old for this foolishness, smh)

  • Solstice

    Yes she is!! Did you bleach moms hair first?

  • 88

    Great message but for the most part it will fall on deaf ears the negress in america love the light skin makeup, fake lashes, weaves and man pants.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Lol I love me some Lady Saw when I use to play Heels On my son would run to his room he was like ewwww ma stop it...

  • Solstice

    I heard in the post below that Daquan (Disqus) been acting up. Censoring words like d@mn. ?

  • 88

    Bleaching cream advertisements for black ppl started way back in the 1920's as advertisements in negro newspapers here in america stop deflecting.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    no, i was teasing @Soda because she said she was getting ads for fade cream, Lol
    earlier, i was L&T and Macy's shopping for sweaters, so when i logged on SR, i started get L&T ads because i had just been on there browsing. that's why i asked @Soda what she bad been looking at online, LOL!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Awwww @ mom feelin herself! Glad she loved it. And thank you!

  • Soda

    If the Kardashians still have that Dash store you could probably find some there.

  • Coy little wink

    No bleach! I covered my grey...I have a lot but its mostly a streak in the front..

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm flattered! I'm still learning actually. I watch a LOT of YT make-up gurus though like Jackie Aina, Irishcel507, Monica Muse, NikkiTutorials, Jeffree Starr, Nyma Tang, Youkeyy (<-- LOVE her!), NaySay (oh man, she's a small channel but she plays with lots of colors and I think she's pretty talented), Desi Perkins, I mean I could go on and on. They've helped me!

  • Elevated Soul

    #BishBye......I make very little time for idiots!

    You are now discontinued.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Mine is growing. When I first cut it into a bob, the front was to the middle of my cheeks. It hangs past my jawline now though. I'm gonna continue letting it grow but will keep the back short.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Girllll no you know I still rock with the old school joints lol you know that dye that is in the pink bottle the ammonia free dye (it could be a rinse) but we used that it is a throwback let me see if I can find a pic online lol be right back

  • Soda

    Seems like it's here only, they're letting them use worse words on WSHH.

  • bemetoo

    is Daquan to owner of disqus??

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you so much sis! But mine are actually my own hair. I just color it a LOT. I love Kiss colors because they aren't damaging my hair. I just lift my roots once every 3-4 months.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Man pants? What is that? Serious question...

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly!!!....She needs to start with her own country!..I have never known a Black America to bleach their skin,no doubt some may but I just don't know of any.This is something I hear about as it pertain to Africans or those in the islands.

  • SpillyNillie

    Yes, loves me a pair of 3D lashes...you can keep the rest...

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I bet it's beautiful! I know you do, I get stopped a lot with compliments about my hair color. The beauty supply knows me so well, too lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It looks beautiful gal .... much love <3

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thanks sis!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The wings on your back chile ..... not wig lolololol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you so much! I'm still learning but glad to hear I did well.

  • Soda
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you hunny!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lolololol

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Omg... my apologies! I read that wrong. *insert face palm*

  • Yardgirl

    Fix it Black Jesus!!!!

  • Solstice

    ??

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    rolmfaoooo

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sandrarose.com is not a sewer. This is a family-oriented blog. This past weekend, I met a young lady who has been reading the blog for 14 years. I asked her if she ever commented, and she said no. Right then I said I'm cleaning up the comments.

  • Solstice

    Cool! I’m going to check it out now!! Thanks ??

  • Coy little wink
  • Solstice

    Lol no. Back in the day when I was just lurking, the Roses ?used to call Disqus, Daquan ?

  • Yardgirl

    That Teal is everything!! Niiiice!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Waitin on an ansa as well

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    You will LOVE it they are both at the local hair stores or you can order online :)

  • Solstice

    Bet. ?? Let me know ?

  • Soda

    I don't mean that he's bleaching. I think he's fading as he ages!

  • Solstice

    I like Jackie Aina. I have seen some of her tutorials but I’ll check out the others too! ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    God-Nature-Divine Will gives you the necessary physiology to survive. Humans take it upon themselves to change that ? Why?!?
    You’re dark enough to survive the hot äss, tropical sun, then you bleach and can’t go outside! LOL how that work?!?
    Glad this isn’t real, but she’s so petty for this ? LOL I get the message though.

  • FukkFolks2018

    negress in america love the light skin makeup, fake lashes, weaves and man pants
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    So ya mama still wearing the wrong shade of Fashion Fair, still got them 1965 eyelashes and wigs like Diana and nem, and is wearing Ms. Celie's man pants? One size fits all.

    A huge ays mess. I agree.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He canna.

  • Yardgirl

    I was about to say..lol. I noticed how pale he looked on the show too. Like he's translucent. I was wondering if his freckles faded with age leaving his skin looking lighter than usual. I want to like Rel but I really don't, it's just so forced. I will continue to watch hoping it gets better.....

  • FukkFolks2018

    You better DEW

  • FukkFolks2018

    You too! You better DEW

  • Scromes1212

    Lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    You need to clean up the trash in the sewer then in that case as well.

  • Scromes1212

    Lol cut it out

  • Soda

    I like Rel better than The Neighborhood, which I wish was good because it's Cedric's show. But I knew it being on CBS wasn't a good sign.

  • Yardgirl

    True true!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, Jackie is funny, beautiful, and does her make-up beautifully. If you like Jackie, you will like Youkeyy and NaySay. NaySay slays her eye looks. I know it's only a matter of time before she blows up.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Just wanted to say this message needs to go to Jamaica and the Caribbean as well. They have a huge colorism issue there, imo worse than the US.... skin bleaching is commonplace across the Caribbean and overseas (Sammy Sosa, Vybz Karyel, etc.) Self love is lacking everywhere though!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thanks! I miss that color. I was only able to rock it a month before someone complained.

  • GrapeCrush

    If only African Americans are color struck and hypocritical, why the heck is bleaching an dang near an epidemic in Africa and Jamaica?? Don’t put that off on us. Them people have been discriminated by those in their own country. This isn’t just an African American thing. Vybez Cartel, JAMAICAN artist, looks a hot steaming mess with that light grey skin and black lips. Not saying colorist isn’t an issue here, but she need to take care of her own backyard first.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...thanks!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Siiiis! You are gorgeous! And that color is pretty! I'm jelly of your eyebrows. Mine are almost non existent. I'd kill to have brows like yours!

  • GrapeCrush

    Right cause women in Africa and Jamaica don’t ever wear weaves, pants, make up or skin bleach. Chile Bye! ?????

  • Yardgirl

    I like The Neighborhood more as I think they are developing the characters better. I love Tichina and Cedric and the supporting cast. I am not giving up on Rel though!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    We can't even say d*mn anymore?! Well d@mn!

  • Yui
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right?1 The skid marks in the comments section that try to bring the worst out of people.

  • Yardgirl

    Did you watch the video? Did you read the comments here? She did not mention Americans NOT ONCE.

  • GrapeCrush

    Spice the one looking hypocritical with that ten gallon weave and face full of heavy makeup. I’m talking about BEFORE she pulled this skin bleaching stunt.

  • iWasteTime

    Can I suggest we go back to the other format!
    It was easy for you to police and keep clean.
    The sure and pure amount of rif raf and trolls that come through here daily is cray

  • Trace da Ace

    did I ever tell you how much I adore you???? I mean....you giving me " I wish a negro would" vibes!! And I'm here for it!! lol :)

  • Coy little wink

    I posted a pic above

  • GrapeCrush

    No and perhaps I should have. But I based it on Sandra’s write up. Did you see that part?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I wear lashes when I go out and when I feel like putting them on for work. But my lashes are so thin and I hardly have any so if I tried to put mascara on, it would look like a clumpy spidery mess. You are right, everyone is unique!

  • Nicol B

    hmmm... have you heard of Beyonce? Nicki Minaj? Monica? They all use "brighteners" which are low grade bleaching products. We used to have Esoterica and Nadinola (excuse any misspellings) back in the old days and they called them fading creams. Bleaching is prevalent in our culture and has been for a very long time.

  • Trace da Ace

    lmbao!!!!! I canna with you!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Trust me, she did not say the word American at all. I made sure to watch the video several times because I thought that "I" might have missed it but nope, never said it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Coy little wink

    Thank you! The color is a rinse called midnight blue...it looks more violet as it fades...my eyebrows need arched I do them myself but I'm lazy lately ?

  • Soda

    Thou hath offended thee blog with thy profanity. Taketh care, hun!

  • GrapeCrush

    Well then Sandra stands to be corrected. Her comments is what I based my opinion on: “Jamaican dancehall star Spice calls out the hypocrisy of Black Americans who discriminate against dark skinned women in her new music video “Black Hypocrisy”

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    My fav color, too. And yes, to achieve the different shades I had to initially bleach/lift my entire head a while back. I wait about 3 months of new growth before I lift it again but only my new growth. If I lifted all my hair every time it was time for a touch-up, my hair would get brittle and stringy and fall out. I learned my lesson back when I was 14 and was doing that. My hair was looking like overcooked spaghetti, it was a mess! I had to cut it all off and start over. But I learned after that mess, lol.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you, Dub!

  • Yardgirl

    It got it's intended results. Had I not just watched the video I too would have fallen for the headline.

  • GrapeCrush

    Trust me, I believe you. ?

  • Elevated Soul

    I said people I actually KNOW............

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Cali

    So the woman didn't say Americans after all...She is correct with her assessment and I applaud her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... so cute <3 Beautiful

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/579293538909399 Unique891

    Maybe if everyone listened to the lyrics, then they would notice that she did not mentioned African Americans. She specifically said “black people” and she talked about her race which is of African descent.

  • Dr. P

    Will this music video cause you to change the way you think about color?

    Nope

  • Dr. P

    One of my very good friends is Jamaican, while I love her dark chocolate skin, she despises it. She's been bleaching for months now, and she looks a whole phucking mess

  • Renee26

    Bravo to her... Hopefully she will reach the minds of young girls who are struggling with self esteem issues due to being bullied about their skin color. I like this song even did a dirty wind to it

  • Yardgirl

    I am exhausted following behind people pointing this out. A powerful message turned into one of controversy. This has been a good exercise for me in fake news. I feel like I ran a marathon I am outta here, I need a cocktail and appetizers lol

  • Renee26

    Welcome to the blog ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Renee26

    Ok!! As if our ancestors didn't add things to their hair and bodies that not only identified the different tribes but also spread beauty and uniqueness to our culture.... Someone needs to visit a museum or read a book on African culture

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks ?

  • Renee26

    ? maybe she's shy that didn't mean clean house for the loyal roses who DO comment.

  • Yui

    I crack up every time when folks fall for a Sandrup. ? I’m not right.

  • Alextra Ballard

    NEW POST DOWN STIRS

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Connie

    Newbies....lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    I never heard of Spice. She sounds good. Love the song. Gonna check out the rest of her music...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuuup... I have a friend that bleaches also. She's ruining her skin but doesn't care...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Bleaching makes you look like the walking dead...

  • Connie

    wearing Ms. Celie's man pants? One size fits all
    ~~~~~
    Dead!.....why did u hafta brung Ms. Celie's man pants into it tho?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he a trinity now! ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is a family-oriented blog.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sandy-Mae is not going back and forth you folks today!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love love love lashes! I just learned how to put them on and I've been wearing them for two weeks straight! I love them...

  • Connie

    Get ready to skin out, wine and get to know your pum pum more....lmao!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, that used to be my spot (back when i cared about my career and my appearance) LOL!
    i used to stay in dresses and heels or suits.... now? i wear my weekly uniform of nice sweaters paired with dress pants that i can wash in woolite. i'm clean, neat, and comfortable. fugg corporate, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Shira Harding-James

    She’s a pretty white woman
    ?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    my lashes are so thin
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Use coconut oil every night. They will get thicker at least..

  • Quitedeliteful

    my lashes are so thin
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Use coconut oil every night. They will get thicker at least..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *FAINTS*!!!

    girl! yo! HAIR!!!!

    *RE-FAINTS*!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Lolololool...silly! Thanks ?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Seriously? I'll start trying this because I would love to just throw some mascara on daily so I'm not walking around bald eyed.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I had the eyelash extensions and they took my eyelashes out and I looked really funny without any so I started with the coconut oil. They grew back -- not long but thick and now I look normal...

  • KB

    Exactly. I’m glad you watched the video for yourself. This why you find out information for yourself.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm so jelly... and to think, i was feeling so good about my fro when i left home this a.m.

    *pats fro and repeats positive self affirmations*

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cbe04443a5f61d26f8138b722da77e50d9eb4a43e3e4cb9908d033cf6415f306.png

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    um, not all of 'Us'

  • 88

    Pants with a zipper on the crotch.

  • Coy little wink

    Keep it up you will get there ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    HOLLERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is that why you banned that armenian troll Sandra?
    if so, there are other racist trolls on here tryna hide in plain sight.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wasted wisdom hun... 'it' is not interested in truth - only hateful rhetoric, smh

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  • Fire & Ice

    Yes they were expensive.

  • Fire & Ice

    I was surprised when they closed down here

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  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • Fire & Ice

    You're welcome!!

  • Nina Ross

    A lot of black people hate blackness

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow, sorry to hear this about your friend. i hope she will learn to love herself and embrace all that makes her a unique creation (no judgment, just sadness, smh)

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Did u call Vybz grey? ? I don't even know if I want to keep scrolling after this

  • Goodii2Shoes

    ? the acronym. But SPICE DO NOT BLEACH YOUR MELANIN AWAY!!!! the video was perfect, I did not find u pretty in those bleached scenes, but I am used to seeing the natural Spice.

    The beauty of being native is if u were raised right, color is not important... the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice... but black is such a racist hateful description of melanated people. Created to segregate & control hate for people of africa... even the earliest "explorers" from Europe described the chata people as "darker than africans, darker than the night"... "black" came out after english settlement & is really just hateful towards people

  • Goodii2Shoes

    No, Sandra, it won't change the way I think about color BUT it will teach me that some people really do hate their color etc. .. I'm numb to it

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... I can only put on the individuals..... I can't put the strips on for shyt ...... chile it be a mess .....

  • Black4life

    Bwah…….ha...ha. Fashion Fair. Funny. Actually the white media tells everyone that whiteness is the standard for beauty.

  • Black4life

    Try " Yes they're real" mascara. Makes you lashes thick and longer.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I tried lash extensions a while back, too. Not only are they expensive, but like you said they take your lashes. That's why I just stuck with lash strips. They're easy to apply ,so many styles, and super cheap! But I'm gonna try y'all suggestions cause I would love to at least have full lashes ,even if they're not long. Thanks again for the tip!

  • Black4life

    I'mma need you to go to time-out.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Love it

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks boo ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Love the song and it's message. Now all she has to do is remove the Hawaiian, wavy, silky hair and I would really believe that she loves the skin she's in.

    And all shades of black skin should be accepted. Not just dark or light skin.

  • Solstice

    Fashion Fair!!!!!!
    I am done!! To a crisp ???? Go straight to bed. Night Dub ? Start over tomorrow!! ??https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d6f54b47ae1ddf062e2accf58a3c922a39144294073aa2cfd43074c7191ebea2.gif

  • Solstice
  • Lovey

    Skin color is about you! Do you accept you? I am brown skinned and never had a problem, beauty is within, the way you carry yourself, the way in walk and talk. If you have class why worry! Most of you women think it's skin color no it's your lack of class!

  • Solstice
  • Coy little wink

    Lololol...thank you ?

  • Jussjess25

    I never get caught up in color I love my beautiful black skin!

  • Malcom Flex

    Good PR for her she got the Daily Mail writing about her that's 100K plus worth of PR right there!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I finally got the hang of it. When I first started I had glue everywhere -- on my chest, on my tummy, on my hands, my wrist, my eyelids, under the eyes, on my nose! When I tell you everywhere I mean everywhere! I don't know how but I did. I stuck with it and now I can get them on easy in less than 5 minutes I'm done. I don't think I could ever tackle the individuals. You're good.

  • GrapeCrush

    Who a newbie? Girl please...I’ve been around these parts for YEARS. But I didn’t start posting until Sandra did an ‘open enrollment’ lol! The only thing I did was fail to watch the video and took Sandra’s write up at face value. MY BAD...but Trust...I KNOW how Miss Rose rolls

  • Solstice

    You ain’t ever lied. ?

  • Solstice

    Lol Sandra loves some shade and satire. I understand completely! Girl she sprinkles a few additional years on celebrities and all kinds of stuff. She’s a trip ??

  • GrapeCrush

    Oh I’ve been here for quite some time. Many years actually. I just never posted because I didn’t want to go through all the hassle of getting an account. But when Sandra lifted the restrictions I broke down and started posting, lol

  • Solstice

    Awesome. Glad you commented!! I lurked for a while too but I finally gave in. ???

  • GrapeCrush

    Yes I know. Let her tell it Beyonce is 47 and menopausal lol ?

  • Solstice
  • GrapeCrush

    Yes I did! Lol! He looks grey and ashy. And your comment made me literally laugh out loud!! ???

  • GrapeCrush

    Thank you!! ???

  • Solstice
  • GrapeCrush

    ???

  • GrapeCrush

    You are cracking me up with these GIFs lol!!

  • Solstice

    ??? They explain my reaction so perfectly! ?

  • Anji

    Lovely?

  • Rayne

    Crying ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Between that and the Celie Pants ?
    ...streaming hot tears ? ? ?

  • Applebum

    I like it, great message. She’s had everyone’s attention from that picture alone. I didn’t know who she is until Love & Hip Hop.

  • Allihave2say

    I like it! ?????

  • GrapeCrush

    ???

  • Malcom Flex

    Stop lying lots of black people are colorist AF and raise their sons and daughters with the same f'ed up attitudes then cry and say why can't blacks get along with each other.

  • TransMichelle

    No one's deflecting. If this woman is going to complain about skin bleaching she needs to take it to her home country Jamaica. No one said that black people don't do skin bleaching here. That's the problem with black folks in this country, any foreigner with the same skin color is allowed to come into this country and tell us what we're doing wrong instead of straightening out their own shish countries. It don't work that way. Bye Child

  • Cali

    Castor is rapid eyelash growth. Coconut doesn't penetrate the hair shaft, but it's a great oil and I'm sure it works for some, but Castor oil was shockingly effective-fast. This is the first time I've ever had lashes :-)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Same here with those strips chile what a mess ... Glue in my eye... Eye lid... A mess.... But Chile my individuals are the bomb ..... I do people lashes sometimes .... But the strips chile... ???

  • Chuck

    She can't sing and is NOT a star!

  • isis Osiris

    @sandrarose.com. black Americans? no she was talking about the people from the Caribbean and Europe in addition to black Americans, your national prejudice is disgusting. Using your platform to spew hatred against those who look like you...you're disgusting and pathetic

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really? I going to try castor oil. The coconut oil made mine thicker but I would like thickness and length Thanks for the tip!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Dude is gray now..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Sandra said Americans..

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I'm so glad this was all a PR move because I was so disgusted when my daughter first showed me that pic of her. I was like self hate is real!

  • Simone

    I don't knock the message. I just don't like the messenger. Now she's pro-Black woman? Just months ago, she started some mess by turning her cellphone camera on Remy Ma and her Husband Papoose, just minding their business, to show them not rocking to Nicki Minaj's BET performance, in an attempt to label Remy Ma a hater and restart the beef between Remy and Nicki. Her dark skin is not the reason she's not a top artist. I used to like her music but she became a one-trick pony with nothing but "skin out your pum pum" songs, so I got bored. She's not deep. It's all for publicity to promote her new song. And last year, Bianca already did this type of song "Faith In These Brownskins" and it sounds way better.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
  • Sdot33

    We are his chosen we are the apple of YAH eyes our BLACK SKIN.
    LOVE YA SKIN Spice! The most High gave us the gorg skin for a reason! WE ARE HIS!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    ?please stop

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Smh ? I can't. I stopped scrolling, watched the video & decided that was sufficient. Just, enough. I recently watched an hour documentary on skin bleaching in Jamaica. It made it seem it is an epidemic but the documentary interviewed people who made it seem trendy, like straightening your hair or tattoos. .. so I'm indifferent to the issue. Spice's song kind of gave me insight into how they interact within their culture. To say she looks dirty??...that's almost fighting words. But they have some amazing bleaching products there that I will recommend to people who want that type of cosmetic alteration. ..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Naw, real talk... watch this documentary.
    https://youtu.be/JmY0_l6BNPc

    It looks like it hurt.. The mentality is sad..

  • Goodii2Shoes

    This the one I watched recently. (It FELT like an hour, but it's less than 30 minutes apparently. . Time drags when you're not having fun&this documentary was not fun...informative, but I don't get it... it looks like it hurts ...)

    I'm about to watch this one...
    Just being nosy /curious... because if I get too pale, i start searching for sun so I don't understand bleaching into Caucasian status.... https://youtu.be/6euuehxHItM

  • Quitedeliteful

    Good grief!! His hat is pink. His skin is pink and his shirt is pink!!! He tried to get rid of all traces of melanin and now he just looks like a pack of bubble gum!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I feel you, that doc wasn't fun to watch.. But that ish intrigued the hell outta me.. I get it I'm more of a brown skinned hue my sis is a couple shades darker and she never felt comfortable in her skin especially compared to me, my bro, and my mom who some would call yellow.. I think she is okay with her complexion now but it was a struggle for her.. We didnt tease her but somebody said something to her for her to feel that way... I will check out the doc you posted, thanks!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Color is confusing to me. Literally, it feels like my brain scrambles when trying to sort melanated colors.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don't like the song but I give her an A+ for effort

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I'm confused and I may still be confused LOL all I know is I'm happy this is not real, bc she was giving me Shae Jones... don't act like yall don't remember that one hit wonder "talk show shhh"

  • GrapeCrush

    I’ve watched the documentary and it hurts my heart. They just seem so proud and excited to rub away their beautiful skin. I just sat there watching it like why? Why?! ?????

  • SweetTEE

    You just put me on to a new song hunty.. I always hated that Fab and Wale messed that song up with that faith in lightskins mess.

  • SweetTEE

    Bianca's song is bomb af lol

  • YES I SAID IT…

    AM I a spice fan, NO! But I do like the message within the song so from 1 to 10 I give it a 7 for effort. If more people speak on how black is beautiful and their body is perfect the way they are then a lot of black people would have more self-love then self-hate

  • Battyfish

    LOL