Finding pretty dark-skinned girls is not equivalent to finding Waldo
Marques Houston, if Redman, Ne-Yo and Nelly can find them, so can you
I didn’t even get a week to enjoy it. That was what I was thinking when I saw Marques Houston trending on Twitter. I’d been all giddy seeing an interview with one-third of my favorite boy band group on “R&B Money” and was reliving my childhood music memories about Immature. I’d heard the uproar here and there about him meeting his wife when she was 17 years old.
But five years later, I just wasn’t interested in griping over the 41-year-old being married to a 22-year-old. Whether he justifies it with their mutual love for Jehovah or “youthful” spirit is none of my concern. My crush was 80% on Romeo and 20% on LDB* so I honestly just didn’t care about his love life. While I breezed past angry comment after angry comment regarding him complaining about single mothers and women “with baggage,” it reminded me too much of Chris Rock’s anti-grown-woman rants. I’d already griped about the comedian and wasn’t interested in going down that same path with the R&B crooner.
Then I got to the end of the Page Six post and read this quote: “In the Immature days, we [would] have light-skinned girls in our music videos. Then people would question… ‘Why can’t you get a black girl?’ And then it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I only like light-skinned girls.’ Then the plus-size girls will come and get me. I was like, ‘Man, I can’t catch a break.”
I blinked. I read this quote again. Then I read it a third time. The same guy who was on “R&B Money” repeatedly bringing up being phone-chatting close with Beyonce is somehow acting like finding dark-skinned pretty girls is tougher than finding Carmen Sandiego and Waldo. How on Earth does the same guy who knows Beyonce’s best friend who lived with her somehow find this difficult?
Nelly figured out how to get in touch with her.
Remy Ma figured out how to find dark-skinned women for a video.
Ne-Yo had his eye on Gabby in “Miss Independent” and his early days in “Stay.”
And Redman was so adamant about getting plus-sized girls in his videos that he pulled out a broom to get rid of the skinny ones long before Lizzo was on the scene.
Just admit you don’t want to find dark-skinned girls
When Robin Thede was (sarcastically) asked by Roy Wood Jr. how she found all these funny black women—a grand mystery for casting directors on shows like “Saturday Night Live”—to be on her show “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” she responded by saying she found them by … OPENING HER EYES.