Kendrick Lamar Goes AGAINST The Norm By Representing ALL Shades In ‘Poetic Justice’
Last month, while Kendrick Lamar’s was shooting for his single “Poetic Justice”, his love interest model Brittany Sky almost didn’t make the cut. In an exclusive interview with Hot 97’s Miss Info, the rapper revealed why he fired the original leading lady and chose Sky from the crowd of extras:
“We had another girl for the lead but I had an idea where I just wanted a little bit of a darker tone [girl] in the video,” Kendrick tells Miss Info. “It’s almost like a color blind industry where there’s only one type of appeal to the camera.“
“I give [Brittany] the credit, too, for just being there, and being a natural, genuine young lady. She wasn’t all in the open, trying to jump in [front] of the camera. She was cool, just chilling. I always kept in the back of my mind like ‘you don’t ever see this tone of a woman in videos. ‘” Kendrick says,“No disrespect, I love all women, period. But at the same time, I still feels like it needs that balance.“
Kendrick wanted to make it clear that he doesn’t want to make a dark skin vs. light skin battle, he just wanted to show a little balance.
Read his tweets to Miss Info:
Not Light “Vs” Dark tho. More about “BALANCE”..Givn every shade of woman life, not jus what da industry thinks is “Hott” 4 camera.
When u put the term light “Vs” dark continues it as a BATTLE. My point 4 poetic was to spark the idea of making it an EQUAL.
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