Singer Cori Broadus, the daughter of rapper Snoop Dogg, has decisively embraced the darkness of her skin tone.
Known as Cori B professionally, Broadus posted an uplifting Instagram message Nov. 12, cementing her new outlook on beauty.
“I can finally say I’m comfortable in my own skin,” she wrote. “[I] grew up despising the skin tone I was in because it’s been bashed on for so long and society has been putting in our heads that dark is ugly. For all you beautiful chocolate girls/women out there, you’re BEAUTIFUL & don’t let anyone tell you different.”
I can finally say I'm comfortable in my own skin, grew up despising the skin tone I was in because it's been bashed on for so long & society has been putting in our heads that dark is ugly. For all you beautiful chocolate girls/ women out there you're BEAUTIFUL & don't let anyone tell you different. – Cori B ❤️
Broadus also tweeted the message with the caption “#Girlpower spread the message.”
Since she shared her self-confident point of view Saturday, many messages of support have flooded her social media feeds.
On Instagram, Felicia Cox shared her own experience of feeling inadequate.
And @bmarleysgrl said she loved “that you love yourself, beautiful melanin princess.”“Always been beautiful,” wrote Thai Princess on Twitter.
@IamCoriB always been beautiful❤️
— thai princess✨ (@asia_tasanee) November 13, 2016
Meanwhile, Nolan Smith also praised the 17-year-old singer.
@IamCoriB mad respect ✊?
— Nolan Smith (@NolanRollinn) November 13, 2016
Broadus’ celebration of her Blackness follows Djimon Honsou’s revelation that his son told him he wished he were light-skinned.
The actor told The Guardian 7-year-old Kenzo Lee Hounsou thought the only way he could be a superhero was if he were light-skinned.
“Could you imagine my misfortune when my son told me, ‘I want to be light-skinned so I can climb the walls like Spider-Man,'” Hounsou said. “Just because he has seen Spider-Man and Batman and all these superheroes who were all white.
“My whole self was shattered,” he added.
Djimon’s statement and Broadus’ declaration reaffirm why representation matters for Black children. Hounsou’s son’s remark preceded the recent move by television and movie studios to start producing more content featuring dark-skinned Black people. Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series and the upcoming film “Black Panther” are two of the most-recent offerings that showcase Black people in a positive and powerful light.