Afropop Artist Burna Boy Slams Blac Chyna Over Skin Lightening Collaboration In Nigeria
Blac Chyna's collaboration with a skin lightening company isn't sitting well with a number of folks, including Afropop star Burna Boy. The media personality is now under fire for her latest endeavor with the Nigerian artist warning her not to sell the product in his country.
Burna Boy, known for his singles "Like To Party" and work with artists like Jidenna and Drake, took to Instagram after Chyna announced her collaboration with Whitenicious by Dencia on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Chyna shared details for the launch event, scheduled to go down in Lagos on Sunday.
"Anybody who attends this event might have well comment suicide," he said on his Instagram stories. "@blachyna please don't come to my home and sell your poison. Because the thunder that will fire you is wearing that big Balenciaga trainers." He also sent a positive note to all, noting that black is beautiful.
Skin lightening or bleaching, has plagued the black community with artists recently calling to end the longtime trend like Dancehall artist Spice. While some consumers have spoken highly of similar creams that erase scars or blemishes, it's also used to completely change appearances. Think of figures like Sammy Sosa and Dancehall's Vybz Kartel here.
As Chyna continued to catch heat for
selling out her business decision, the creator of the product came to her defense.
"For someone who promotes drug culture you can’t even afford to be in the same zip code as her sis Burna cuz only girls act like u," she said of Burna Boy on Instagram. "You can’t afford her a** if she had to shake it, stick to the druggies on the side streets u are used to. Sending love & light ur way on this Thanksgiving we are thankful u making it alive living this high life."
Despite the backlash, Chyna has received support from her fans.