Amber Rose and Kodak Black
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After Kodak Black sparked controversy with comments about not liking darker complexion women, Amber Rose has a message for the young rapper.

During a recent interview, the Florida rapper explained that he likes light-skinned black women over dark-skinned, because “[dark-skinned women], they too tough. Light-skinned women, we can break them down more easy.”

In addition to widespread backlash, Amber Rose took offense as well, and took to social media to denounced Kodak’s statements, saying how it makes her “so sad”.

“Being a ‘yellowbone’ 🙄 mixed light-skinned woman I know unfortunately that Modeling jobs, boys and opportunities came to me easier but did not realize that until I got older. Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the ‘white girl’ The one that the boys DIDN’T like, The girl that wasn’t as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be!”

“We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers,” she later added. “Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you’re beautiful I’m here to tell you that you are! 😍 let’s change the stigma I love you all.”

Following the backlash, Kodak further explained himself on Instagram (though he’s since deleted the post). “I love black African-American women,” he said. “It’s just not my forte to deal with a ‘darkskin’ woman…I prefer them to have a lighter complexion than me. #MyPreference #F*ckYou.”