14 July 2008

No darker than he is??? WTF?!

Wrote this morning about the beauty of brown skin.

Just found this statement made by Young Berg (who I had never heard of until this point)

Please, please, please, click and listen to his statements about brown people I found on Young, Black, and Fabulous.

He does not want any woman who is darker than him. And makes some weird statements about what happens when you get into a pool.

Who is this guy? And what year is it again?


  1. this is what happens when you put an ignoramus in front of a live microphone (a la Jesse Jackson)... you'll hear all kinds of wierd *ish* ... i've never heard of young berg and probably would've never heard of him if not for this statement.

    thanks for sharing, but he received way too much "attention" for sounding ignorant... it sounds he has a preference for light-skinned Black women, he just made an ass of himself while saying it.

    shouldn't a rapper(a spoken word artist) have better control of the English language than that?!?

  2. Should he have better control of the English language? As a person who makes his living off words, you would think so, but I'm sure that he doesn't write a lot of stuff that sounds good. That ONE song that he has that people have heard of -- he's not exactly poppin off any tight stuff -- http://www.metrolyrics.com/sexy-lady-lyrics-yung-berg.html

  3. I mean, who is this guy really? I guess I'll have to ask my 14yr old daughter. I never heard of him, but I'm sure I've heard his garbage while in my car via the bullshit radio stations these days.

    Oh well, Lil Wayne says he's tougher than Nigerian hair in his new hot song. I thougt that was the dumbest shit I've ever heard until this.

  4. @ Rippa
    Being a Nigerian woman, I was a bit confused by Lil Wayne's stupid lines. I know he doesn't tend to make a whole lot of sense in his lyrics but that Nigerian hair line confused me and my sisters and everyone we know. What the hell does that mean? I mean, I have always had pretty healthy hair, but I can think of a lot of other analogies that could have been used to demonstrate how hard a person is. Or perhaps he is saying that he is not that tough since hair can break or get cut pretty easily.

  5. I've known a whole lot of black men with the exact same feelings. They generally don't tell this to girls darker than themselves, but will candidly speak of it to one another and lighter girls. I'm sandy brown and heard that shit my entire youth. My mom was even lighter and did too. It's a pain because you never quite certain if you're liked because you're light or for yourself, and it's no fun being someone's trophy.

    I'm working on an article on this and will post it later this month.

  6. @ Kit

    I can't imagine what that must be like, and I'm sure a lot of people don't even consider the hardships and the questionable friendships that might come about based on color.

    Can't wait to read your thoughts.


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