DaniLeigh's Problematic Single 'Yellow Bone' Reveals Depth Of Colorism In The Music Industry

Journalist and culture critic Ivie Ani joins the hosts of HuffPost's "And That's That!" podcast to discuss the controversial song.
Hosts Ja鈥檋an Jones, Taryn Finley and Shaquille Romblay
Hosts Ja鈥檋an Jones, Taryn Finley and Shaquille Romblay
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Colorism is centuries old, yet some folks wanna act brand new.

Singer DaniLeigh dropped a Triller video of her bopping to her latest single 鈥淵ellow Bone鈥 on Sunday. In the song, she expresses her man鈥檚 love for 鈥測ellow bones,鈥 a very problematic way to describe light-skinned women. Not only was the song terrible, but it was drenched in colorist language.

After people on social media called her out, the Dominican singer issued an apology that made it clear that she didn鈥檛 understand why her song was offensive and feeding into a colorist and misogynistic system.

Journalist Ivie Ani joins hosts Ja鈥檋an Jones, Taryn Finley and Shaquille Romblay to break down colorism in music and entertainment and how it is specifically dangerous to Black women.

Listen to the full episode below.

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