Jojo Siwa has spoken out after a video surfaced online of her using Blackface in a music video.
She denies the allegations and says people need to stop making an issue of the video.
"I would like to address the music video that we shot for 'NONSTOP' in February," Siwa, 17, said on Instagram. "We're talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing Blackface. It's awful that anyone's mind would even go there. Kids dressing in animal costumes, having their faces painted to look like animals, acting the part. There were zebras, tigers, dogs, clowns, mermaids, everything."
She continued, "I've addressed Black Lives Matter issues previously on my social media, I will say it again for the ones in the back, Black Lives Matter, today, tomorrow, yesterday and forever. I'm on the right side of history here. Stop trying to make this about something it isn't."
Here is the video: