It’s always been an epidemic in Hollywood and music, stars wanting to change their appearance, but the latest phenomenon takes things to a new level. It’s been heartbreaking to see some go this route, but there are multiple stars in hip hop who have brought skin-bleaching into their beauty regime. Some of our favorite rappers and public figures have bleached their skin, which has made fans and critics discuss their potential self-esteem issues.
See which hip hop stars have bleached their skin on the following pages.
Dancehall icon Vybz Kartel shocked the world in 2010 when it was revealed that the artist had bleached his skin. While fans tried to stress to him that they thought he looked better with darker skin, the Jamaican native didn’t seem to care.
Charlamagne Tha God
Charlamagne Tha God was questioned for some time when fans of The Breakfast Club and Guy Code noticed that the personality had a different appearance. The host finally came forward and admitted that he had gotten some skin bleaching done, but it was to help with some of the darkness around his eyes.