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An age-old conversation about colorism in the music industry has resurfaced over the last few weeks due to a viral clip from Rick Ross’ 2017 VH1 competition “Signed” that shows the MMG founder favoring Just Brittany, a light-skinned artist whose performance wasn’t as strong as that of her dark-skinned opponent, Kaila. Also in Black Twitter news, DaniLeigh, a Dominican-American singer and songwriter, also faced backlash for her song "Yellow Bone," which she described as an anthem for light-skinned women. I mean, was that really needed??  Unfortunately, this is not a new trend. The preference for lighter skin tones has been seen in movies,TV shows, music videos, fashion and more. It is the idea of falsely believing that lighter is better,...

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