Vybz Kartel addresses bleaching controversy

All hell kinda broke loose when pictures of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel surfaced recently. Instead of his usual dark complexion, he was sporting a new lighter look. Definitely not the first time this has been seen. (Remember Sammy Sosa’s new light bright look from a while back?) The result of skin lightening treatments, Kartel’s new look sparked a great deal of debate about self image in the Black community. World wide, particularly in Africa and the West Indies, lightening products are used to achieve a lighter skin for darker skinned people. Cipha Sounds pulled a couple strings and got Vybz to speak to why he is sporting the Sammy Sosa look.