DaniLeigh is somewhat of a fresh face to music, emerging on the scene heavily in recent years. Although she has put in lots of work in the past, it wasn't until her collaboration with Chris Brown on 2018's "Easy", that she was placed on most of our radars. Since, she has captured us with her upbeat personality and collaborating with other artists both musically and creatively (see DaBaby's choreography for "Bop").
Well, things took a turn over the weekend, when she decided to release the song titled, "Yellow Bone". The lyrics, which were in poor taste, absolutely sent Black Twitter, Instagram, Clubhouse, Tindr, MySpace—allllll of 'dem—into pure mayhem. #lifecomesatyoufast
Some saw the irony:
Others wanted to explain:
Some saw a pattern:
While sis called it like it IS:
Eventually, all of the backlash caused DaniLeigh (who is Dominican) to personally respond. She took to Twitter and stated:
And because she relies on the black community for relevance, she was ultimately forced to publicly apologize in a follow-up video, which went over basically exactly how you would expect.
Eye rolls were everywhere:
And so was the blatant tone-deafness:
We even saw a few typical responses:
In the end, in all seriousness, colorism is an extremely sensitive issue in the black community, and actually, the Dominican community as well. Inserting yourself, using black colloquiums, to intentionally put down the very women you're emulating is wack in 2021. Hell, it's always been wack. Let's continue, instead, to uplift all women as beautiful, regardless of what you think "he wants."
We're extending love and light to a sweet girl who just has a few things to learn.
Whew, chile. Alexa, play "F.U.B.U.".
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Featured image by DaniLeigh/Instagram