Lil Uzi Vert announced that he is bleaching his skin.
“Bleaching my skin need umbrella,” Uzi tweeted alongside a video. His skin does appear to be slightly paler in the video.
Uzi is not the first rapper to announce skin bleaching plans.
In 2016, Azealia Banks took to Instagram to boast about using Whitenicious, which claims to lighten hyperpigmentation. She addressed the critics in a Facebook video post.
“Nobody was upset when I was [wearing] 30-inch weaves, tearing out my edges, and doing all types of sh*t like that,” she said. “You guys loved it, but what is the difference?”
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Less than a year later, she backtracked: “I finally am back to my natural tone. I got curious/desperate and experimented with literally every skin bleaching/lightening/brightening product on the market! Its been a long road but I’ve finally figured out a good exfoliating/brightening regimen that doesn’t look bleachy!!”
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