(CMR) Dancehall artist and entertainer Grace Hamilton (Spice) has been creating a lot of controversy on social media when she posted an Instagram photo of herself with a lighter complexion.
Spice recently grew in popularity after appearing on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta but now is being criticized for bleaching her skin. She had recently taken an IG hiatus and had removed all of previous posts. She had commented in the past that she was criticized by her own Jamaican people for being too black.
Jamaicans and in particular artists are know to prefer a lighter complexion and skin bleaching is a widespread practice.
She jointed the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta case for season seven and drew a lot of criticism for claiming she had “outgrown Jamaica”.
She attempted to clarify her statement by saying:
“I did out grow Jamaica or let me bring it down to your level, I can’t get any bigger than I am in Jamaica,” Ok maybe you’ll understand this. Me done big a Jamaica already so mi ago try see if mi can get big a America too. Have a Spicy day.”
She claims she will address the comments about her lighter complexion soon.