In a 2007 interview with Angel Law’s Concrete Loop, Fabolous was adamant about shaking the stigma of using only Hispanic girls in his videos.
Fabolous: “I just wanted to say that, as an artist, there are not many, um, black dark-skin women in modeling. If you look at any modeling agency, there is way more light-skin or Spanish girls.”
Angel: ” Yeah, because that’s the popular thing right now. They aren’t hiring any dark-skinned people, so you gotta go to the streets and do your own little search one time, you know?”
Fabolous: “Exactly. If I see a brown-skin or dark-skin girl that is top-of-the-line pretty, I would get her number just for that. Because you want to be the first person to introduce that, you want to kind of break the chain. You wanna have different girls.”
While Fabolous’ videos may fail to do so, he did acknowledge the black woman’s beauty in the lyrics of his song “Ready,” featuring Chris Brown:
“No cup for the thirsty, she bad as controversy/Skin-tone like Hershey, body Lord have mercy”
In a 2008 interview with BET, Snoop Dogg described how much he loved dark-skinned black women.
“What I wanna say to go on top of that, to the chocolate women, the dark-skinned women, I love ya’ll,” he said. “I got a chocolate daughter at home. I always tell her chocolate is the best thing in the world. Don’t think that light skin is in, chocolate ain’t never went nowhere. Black is beautiful. I love dark-skinned women. That’s why my videos be having dark women in them I always used to have light-skinned women.”