Popular Canadian rapper and singer, Tory Lanez has been complimented by fans for discontinuing a music video shoot when the Director tried swapping a black model vixen with a light-skin model vixen.
The Canadian rapper was shooting a new music video for his new single titled “Good loving ft Nafe Smallz, when the incident took place.
Tory was singing while the dark skin model vixen was posing nearby, then suddenly the Director tells the black model to live the set, and brought in a light skin model vixen to take her spot, Tory on realizing what happened holds his hands up and makes a time-out sign, before he told the production crew; “No, she’s [the black model] is already here.”
He also touched the light skin model’s hair, not wanting to offend her replacement, he told her; “You’re beautiful, by the way.”
The video shoot continues later on after the dark model was brought back to her spot.
Tory Lanez also posted an inspirational post on his Intagram alongside the music video, He calls out on the entertainment industry to stop devaluing black women.
He wrote; “This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop . 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 … 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.”
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