Lanez has stepped in to prevent a Video Director from switching a dark skin model with a light skin model during his music video shoot. The platinum-selling artist shared some behind-the-scenes footage of this incident on his Instagram page on Sunday.
“This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop,” he wrote alongside the video. “As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN.”
He continued, “countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . … IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful.”