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.
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.
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
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 Oak-Leheaux… Ma! (@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.”