DaniLeigh Temporarily Delete Twitter & IG Over “Yellow Bone” Backlash

Rapper DaniLeigh has gone into hiding from social media after users on the popular platform Twitter dragged her for a song she released that, many say, furthers the colorism movement in the African American community. DaniLeigh deactivated her Twitter account on Friday after thousands of people criticized her for her song “Yellow Bone,” which celebrates her being “light skinned” as something men prefer. (@Uri_Mercury) January 21, 2021

Dani Leigh really being forced on us while Sevyn Streeter, Justin Skye, & Teyana Taylor are overworking to he heard…… pic.twitter.com/jXR0wW11Av
— ?? Twitter users also dragged DaniLeigh, who they say is an imposter- she claims to be black, but her parents are of white Dominican heritage- not black. She has insisted though, on many public forums that her ethnicity is black as well as her identity is black. #DoBetter
— Missy was on the LIIIVE JaQuel!!?? only God can “acel” me bc the people around me are the ones that know my heart and intention and rea life… I’m sorry if I offended you.”
The rapper who has posted her Ancestry tests showed that her genetic makeup is only about 12% African while the remaining is Spanish European. Yall still makin songs that enforce colorism and fetishization of light skinned ppl in 2021? “Congratulations y’all gotta another thing to say about me when you hate… it’s all good.. pic.twitter.com/oN1KUzLbkW
— _Kyanna_ (@Bronxdiva1) January 21, 2021

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Facebook However, by the end of the day, it was clear that the social media users had had enough of her. She had previously said nobody can cancel her. Traditionally, being light-skinned is associated with the European standard of beauty that suggests that lighter skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes are the ideal mark of beauty, and anything darker is inferior. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes,” one Twitter user said. View this post on Instagram

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Her latest song was the straw for many Twitter users who said the lyrics was meant to demean DaBaby’s baby mother, “so DaniLeigh made “yellow bone” to diss DaBaby’s dark skin bm and instead it got her European roots dragged up and down twitter? Many reacted with dismay at the song, which not only fetishizes women of lighter skin but it also puts down dark-skinned black women as being undesirable and not beautiful. In defense, DaniLeigh said, “why can’t I make a song for my light skin baddies? (@EPierre_Libra93) January 21, 2021

Actual light skin Black girls are about to be getting dragged for the next 3-5 business days because of Dani leigh non singing ass. However, in recent times, movements like #BlackGirlMagic and the natural hair movement that targets women of African descent embracing and loving their natural beauty have rejected the European standard. Why y’all think I’m hating on other colors when there are millions of songs speaking on all typees…why y’all so sensitive & take it personal …gahhhh damn,” she said. In spite of this, DaniLeigh has used her claim to black identity to further her rap career- rap and hip hop music being originally created by and for people of African descent. Dani Leigh lost me with that "Yellow Bone" song. Others though, continue to promote the standard, including women who are light-skinned but still considered black. Being Light Skinned is NOT a personality trait, and sad to say, it's honestly all some of yall got, which is tragic.