Kodak Black has once again opened his mouth about his preference not to date dark-skinned women and one Twitter user has responded with a thread that has spurred controversy of its own.
Kei Henderson is the CEO of brand-marketing team King Me Collective and after Kodak Black once again made headlines for his preference, Henderson decided to spread some photos of melanin-filled beauty.
“A thread for @KodakBlack1k Feel free to join in…. ” she wrote in a tweet that is now protected on her account. The tweet, accompanied by a series of photos of beautiful Black women to encourage others to share their own images, came after Kodak attempted to clear up his comments during Master P’s celebrity basketball game in New Orleans Thursday, June 29.
“I just said I don’t like women with my complexion,” he said. “I like light-skin women. I want you to be lighter than me. I love African-American women, but I just don’t like my skin complexion. My complexion, we too gutta. Light-skin women…they more sensitive, Nah, nah, they too tough. Light-skin women, we can break ’em down more easy, you know what I’m saying?”
Kodak also spoke about it wth Master P and said he loves Black women while Master P called the young rapper’s remarks a misunderstanding.
Master P & Kodak Black speaks on the black girls comment pic.twitter.com/YUM4fYEAki
— Best's Point Of View (@PovofBest) July 1, 2017
While the thread was apparently meant to be positive, many felt it shouldn’t have to be made to assuage the 20-year-old rapper’s preference for lighter-skinned women.
Man fuck off. Us dark skin girls don't need you begging him to love us on our behalf. We don't want him. https://t.co/uLkFsfEJBr
— Erin (@sheetmaskoff) July 2, 2017
Stop pandering to that bastard. Oiled up black women won't and shouldn't be what it takes for him to sort out his anti-blackness. https://t.co/UIfzYh2Txf
— PJ (@peejhuncho) July 2, 2017
Exactly. He can go somewhere with his self-hatred and leave us alone. Objectifying black women to appeal to any man should never be a goal
— Joanne Charles (@jccharlesesq) July 3, 2017
Kodak Black too ugly for a thread if it was anybody else literally I'd be for it. 😂, but yeah nah, let him be him 😂 https://t.co/IEmQLzLMB2
— Cold Sandwich (@Shanikky) July 2, 2017
I know this may sit well with some of you but that Kodak Black thread makes his point even stronger. I really saw just 2 or 3 that stood out
— Justin Searchofabae (@Blase_J) July 2, 2017
Amber Rose also responded to Kodak’s remarks, saying it made her “so sad.”
“We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with Black mothers,” she wrote Saturday, July 1. “Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you’re beautiful I’m here to tell you that you are! 😍 let’s change the stigma I love you all.”
Smh this really makes me so sad. Being a "yellowbone" 🙄 mixed light-skinned woman I know unfortunately that Modeling jobs, boys and opportunities came to me easier but did not realize that until I got older. Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the "white girl" The one that the boys DIDN'T like, The girl that wasn't as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be! 😍 But for me my mom was my only black parent, my dad was as white as snow and I came out just as light as him. I would lay out in the sun and try to get as dark as I could. I would look at all of the beautiful dark skinned girls in my class and wish that I could wear bright color shirts like they did but it never quite looked as good on my complexion…… but the Brown skinned girls would pick on me, pull my hair and want to fight me for no reason? Why tho?! I loved them! I wanted to be them! Little did I know at such a young age society was teaching them to hate me. Society was telling these girls that they weren't as beautiful as me because of their complexion. They were too strong and too outspoken. It was OK for men to have sex with them behind closed doors but not OK to have them on their arm. As if light skinned girls were some type of trophy for a man, it was a social status smh. Insinuating that he had money or he just had a "bad bitch". I wanted to be them and they wanted to be me. Getting older I found myself always battling racism and feminism, asking directors why isn't there any dark skinned girls in the music videos I was featured in? Even when I was Stripper maybe there were 1 or 2 brown skinned girls that would get hired because they didn't want the club to be too "Black" 😔 I can't help that I was born with light skin but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you're beautiful I'm here to tell you that you are! 😍 let's change the stigma I love you all – Muva