Azealia Banks says that despite her past remarks about racism in America, there’s nothing wrong with bleaching her Black skin.
The Harlem rapper made a statement this past weekend on her Facebook livestream, which she believes justifies her decision to chemically lighten her skin.
“I don’t really think it’s important to discuss the cultural significance of skin bleaching anymore because I think that, just as African-American people, just as black people in this world, you assimilate, and there are things you accept, not just out of necessity but things become norm because they just happen all the time,” she began. “I guess people see the skin-bleaching thing as something different but I see it as another … assimilation thing. It’s a continuation of the falsification of self that comes with being a black person in America.”
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