Bhad Bhabie defends darkening skin; says Lil Kim looks like a ‘white person’

The 'Catch Me Outside' girl addresses critics that accuse her of cultural appropriation and blackfishing

Bhad Bhabie (Instagram) and Lil Kim (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for VH1/Viacom)

Bhad Bhabie is striking back at critics who slammed her for darkening her skin by pointing to Lil Kim.

The 17-year-old rapper did an Instagram Live session recently and pointed to Lil Kim’s light appearance and plastic surgery in her defense to her critics about darkening her own skin.

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“I used darker foundation,” Bhad Bhabie said on the stream. “Lil Kim uses foundation that … no disrespect toward Lil Kim. I’m actually a fan of hers. No disrespect to her, but the girl wears foundation that’s too light for her face. The girl went and got a nose job to have a smaller nose like white people. Like y’all don’t see that? She turned herself into … like I said, no disrespect toward her. I don’t have no problem with it. She can do what she do and make her happy.”

“That’s all her. But I’m saying she literally got surgery to make herself look like a white person. She’s wearing makeup that’s light and y’all don’t say a g*dd*mn word about her. Y’all don’t say a g*dd*mn f*ckin’ word about her, but I put on a foundation that makes me look tan…”

Earlier this month, Bhad Bhabie, whose birth name is Danielle Bregoli, posted an Instagram video of herself with the Black girl look, along with a face beat that may or may not have included fuller-looking lips. In another video, Bregoli added that “Ion even need no wig” as some questioned the length of her straight tresses.

 

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Critics accused her of cultural appropriation and “blackfishing.”

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Her most recent explanation was aimed at those critics. Bhad Bhabie said her darker skin was for a photo-shoot and asked “Who wants to be Black? I don’t understand that. I just really can’t comprehend it.”

“Millions of people sick, thousands dying every day and y’all worried about me getting makeup done for a photoshoot? the rapper wrote in her IG Stories. “I’m usually the wild one but y’all need to chill and focus on what’s important right now.”

 

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