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Danileigh came under fire last week after previewing a snippet of her planned single release, “Yellow Bone.”
The single could only be categorized as an ode to light-skinned women. Danileigh was called out by fans for her apparent colorism, but instead of immediately apologizing and removing the clip, she lashed out at her critics.
“Why I can’t make a song for my light skin baddies??” wrote DaniLeigh. “Why y’all think I’m hating on other colors when there are millions of songs speaking on all types… Why y’all so sensitive & take it personal… Gahhhh damn.”
And as you can imagine… her words went down like a lead balloon.
Danileigh, who is not a Black woman, has been going back and forth with boyfriend DaBaby’s baby mama (who happens to be a dark-skinned Black woman.) Listeners felt that the singer’s track was intended to be a diss track aimed towards the mother of DaBaby’s child — but that her efforts backfired.
Danileigh eventually attempted to issue a sincere apology — but made the errors or mentioning that she had plenty of dark-skinned gal pals and that her beau is a “chocolate man,” causing the many of us to cringe.
“I think people twisted it into thinking, like, I’m trying to bash another woman, another skin tone, that was never my intention. I wasn’t brought up like that, I never looked at my skin as a privilege. I never looked at me as ‘I’m better than somebody because of my skin tone,'” she begins in the video.
She continued: “I see brown skin women flaunt their skin all the time in music, why can’t I talk about mine? If you look at me, I’m light-skinned, I’m a yellow bone. In my opinion, that’s just what I am. So, it wasn’t something that I looked at so deeply. Which, I can see why people will take it deeply, so I understand and I’m sorry that I wasn’t sensitive to the topic when I wrote my comment ‘why are you guys taking so personal?’ Because, it can be a personal thing to certain people, because colorist is a real thing so I do get it. But I’m not that. I’m not a colorist. I’m not a racist. I date a whole chocolate man. I have beautiful dark-skinned friends.”
Peep a few of the reactions to her apology below: