The Reggae singer has stepped ahead to garbage pores and skin bleaching accusations, saying her completion is pure and she or he has by no means bleached her pores and skin earlier than.
“I’ve by no means carried out that earlier than. I might by no means do this, and I encourage individuals to proceed to grasp what it means to like your self and to ‘apprecilove’ how the Almighty made you. A nuh all people a rub,” Queen Ifrica advised media reporters.
Nonetheless, she mentioned that her “bleaching story is being a celeb and taking over subjects which might be very sensitive and have an effect on lots of people.”
“I wouldn’t wish to be thin-skinned if I’m known as a bleacher, as a result of on the finish of the day, my conscience must set me free,” she continued.
Queen Ifrica additionally advised reporters that at one level in her life she needed to be darker.
“I used to wish to have black pores and skin. I used to want and pray to God seh my color was like charcoal black as a result of that’s how a lot I beloved the color black and would wish to determine with it, however sadly it don’t go that manner,” she mentioned.
“I’ve a bit of lighter look to the black, however me a nonetheless black lady 100 per cent. It’s who I’m on the finish of the day,” she added.
The rumors, which had been allegedly began by Dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel in 2011, had been reignited earlier this month after Queen Ifrica launched a brand new tune titled “Color of Rejection.”
Produced by Poye ‘Buka’ Robinson, single is a cry for equality for black ladies who face colourism within the office and throughout society. Queen Ifrica highlighted that discrimination varies for ladies of color the world over, because the ‘brown-skinned’ lady in Jamaica would maybe face a special actuality elsewhere.
Late final 12 months, the Jamaican singer demanded a public apology from the incarcerated deejay over the “accusation that she bleached her pores and skin.”
Nonetheless, Vybz Kartel denied her request.
However, Queen Ifrica mentioned that she rests straightforward, noting that criticism comes with the character of her job.