Here’s a little background information: About a week after announcing his distaste for black girls, the Florida rapper reattempted to clarify the statement with even more BS. The Chaney TV approached Kodak on Friday following Master P’s celebrity basketball game in New Orleans, and asked him about the controversial comments regarding dark-skinned women. Kodak didn’t apologize, and insisted it was nothing more than a preference—similar to the way some guys prefer skinnier bodies over curvier ones.
“I’m an average dude cause I don’t see myself no better than him, no better than him, you know, or no less than him. So if he could say that he like skinny women…if he prefers skinny woman more than a more chubbier or more heavy set woman, he could say that and nobody won’t get mad at him,” Kodak told to the reporter. “I just said I don’t like women with my complexion. 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 gutter.”
After the video began circulating on the internet, Amber decided to write a lengthy and very personal response to Kodak’s comments. She talked about the issue of colorism and how it has affected her as a light-skinned woman.
“This really makes me so sad. Being a ‘yellowbone’ mixed light-skinned woman, I know unfortunately that modeling jobs, boys, and opportunities came to me easier, but did not realize that until I got older,” she wrote on Instagram. “Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the ‘white girl.’ The one that the boys DIDN’T like. The girl that wasn’t as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be!”
Rose, whose mother is black and father is white, said she felt bullied in school by darker-skinned girls—the girls whom she envied and wanted to be. It was until later that she realized how her skin color played a role in how her classmates viewed her.
“Little did I know at such a young age society was teaching them to hate me,” she wrote. “Society was telling these girls that they weren’t as beautiful as me because of their complexion. They were too strong and too outspoken.”
After acknowledging this form of discrimination, Amber said she has consistently questioned the industry’s preference of light skin over dark skin. She called for women to stick together and let society know certain shades aren’t superior to others.
“I can’t help that I was born with light skin, but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful,” she wrote. “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.”
On Saturday night, Kodak posted a series of tweets addressing his haters and general criticism: