Chris Brown has been facing a backlash all week - after lyrics from his new song are being described as "anti-Black."
On the song called 'Need a Stack ft Lil Wayne and Joyner Lucas" Chris raps,
"I'll leave a paper trail, then I'ma need a tip drill/ Shakin' it, turn the lights down /Bust it for the light bill/ Diggin' it, then I'm lickin' all on that p***y, put it right there/ Only wanna f**k the black b***hes with the nice hair...
Many Black women on social media blasted Chris all week, calling that bar "racist" and "colorist."
There were even calls to boycott the R&B singer.
But now Chris' friend Kelly Rowland - a dark skinned Black woman - is coming out to support him.
Here's what Chris Brown posted this morning.
Here's what Kelly posted. And look at the comments underneath Kelly's. It looks like many women are starting to forgive Chris:
In other Kelly news, recently Mathew Knowles, the father and former manager of Beyoncé, spoke out about “colorism” within the music community — claiming that his daughter’s lighter skin tone contributed to her success, and that her Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland suffered due to her darker complexion.
Speaking with Clay Cane on his self-titled SiriusXM Urban View show, Mathew, 67, opened up about the issue, citing research his students did on the subject at Texas Southern University’s School of Communication (where he helped created an Entertainment Recording Management degree).
“In the music industry there’s still segregation,” said Knowles, explaining that his students found, over a 15 year period, that light-skinned black women found more success on Top 40 radio than their darker-toned contemporaries.