On October 22nd Grace Latoya Hamilton more widely known in the Dancehall community and the world as Spice. Posted a photo on her Instagram page of herself, in which the Dancehall artist looked as if she had altered her dark and strong melanin skin which the world is use to, Spice with a more lighter complexion was surprising to many, she has since been on receiving side of massive criticism from the public both locally and internationally she then proceeded to use the exposure and the backlash to reveal her new single and video “BLACK HYPOCRISY”
On November 2nd at around noon she then again proceeded to use her Instagram platform to address the public in a very detailed post saying “I fearlessly addressed an issue that has been swept under the rug and boldly took the stance in bringing a taboo topic in the fore front.
I chose to do this in manner I did because I believe Colorism is plagiarizing our black community.
While it appeared as if I had “bleach” my skin, causing a world wide debate, and even though the picture was obviously birthed around my single titled “Black hypocrisy” and my mixtape Captured.
I want to openly say it was not a “Publicity Stunt”.
I wanted to create awareness to “Colorism” and it was and it was more so done internationally to create shock value so that I could have the world’s undivided attention to deliver the message in my music.
There are dark skin woman across the world complaining everyday that they are being downplayed and degraded, but the raw truth is it’s us “Black women” and “Black men” that are fighting against each other and tearing down our own race.
It’s evident in the social media comments everyday, I myself have lived through it all being downgraded by my dark complexion.
Would the message in my song have been received as well as it did world wide if I didn’t go to the extreme with the picture? The truth is no it would have probably been just another spice hit song, so yes I had to go the extra mile to ensure my message be heard”.
She then went on to say that
“Most people got a misconception that I was boosting “skin bleaching” but ironically it was the opposite. I used myself as an example of what people from the black community is causing other woman to do because of how society makes them feel.
Yes “Black is beautiful” we say it everyday but are we showing love to our black woman?
This topic is long and I could spread it so far but mi tired fi type LOL. The fact Colorism is happening in the home’s, School’s and businesses but I’ll leave it till my next post.
To put a end to the debate I DID NOT BLEACH MY SKIN and I quote “Proud a mi color, love mi pretty black skin, respect due to mi strong melanin words from my “Black Hypocrisy” song that I wrote from my heart”.