During a Twitter rant this year, Azealia Banks tweeted, “N***as don’t hear you unless you pass that paper bag test,” which was referring to women with lighter skin tones. The controversial rapper then revealed that she has been bleaching her skin, which Lord Jamar addressed during a recent interview with VladTV.
The Brand Nubian rapper explained that he feels that all types of body modification show signs of self-hatred, as he includes weaves, bleaching, and surgery in the same category. He then added that it all speaks to dissatisfaction about one’s self, and Jamar believes that there are different degrees of modification.
Lord Jamar, who has been outspoken about rappers and male celebrities wearing more feminine clothes, shared his thoughts on Jaden Smith recently saying that he wears skirts so that kids in the future don’t get teased. The rapper explained that while it seems that Jaden is trying to be a martyr in the situation, Lord Jamar believes that he’s adding to the feminization of all men in society.