Amara La Negra has been incredibly vocal about the ways that colorism and negative attitudes toward African features and hairstyles can affect people trying to make it in the music industry. She brought her beliefs to perhaps the biggest audience yet when she stopped by The Breakfast Club.
However, Charlamagne The God and DJ Envy refused to meet Amara where she lives. They denied that there’s any colorism in the entertainment industry which angered Amara’s fans and other listeners.
First, let’s hear Amara’s story.
“If you’re Latina, you have to look like J.Lo, Sia Vergara, Shakira, etc., but when you look like me it’s, ‘You don’t look Latina enough,’” she told the hosts. “Why aren’t we on magazines? Why aren’t we on movies? It bothers me. I don’t think you should change the way you look to succeed. It’s my place to let people know, ‘Hey, you are beautiful.’”