Rapper Gigi Lamayne once spoke out about colourism in the music industry and the insults that dark-skinned women have to endure
During a recent interview that was carried out by fellow star Sho Madjozi on Power FM, Gigi revealed how a fellow celeb tried to convince her to bleach her skin “to get further”.
“Most of the time, whether it was on social media or hearsay in the industry, I have always heard about things… I mean, I’ve had somebody approach me in the industry, a woman, encouraging me to change – bleach. She spoke to me about how different things got when she decided to do that.”
Gigi left the person’s name out of the conversation, and explained that she felt like people were always questioning her beauty.
This isn’t the first time that Gigi has spoken out about the effects of colourism
During an interview on Metro FM, the rapper revisited her suicide attempt last year. She said that she had become tired of competing with others all the time.
“I’d just had enough. I’d had enough of the industry. I’d had enough of constantly competing or being put up against people. I’d had enough of trying to be perfect all the time.
“It was just like either she is gaining weight, or she’s losing weight, or she’s too dark. There was too many expectations.”