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Eric Benet Defends Fetish For Light Skinned Women

Eric Benet has hit back at backlash he has received for his new track ‘Redbone’.

The singer has been criticized for the track in which he sings about a honey-toned sister sending him wild.

Eric Benet has hit back at backlash he has received for his new track ‘Redbone’.

The singer has been criticized for the track in which he sings about a honey-toned sister sending him wild.

While Lil Wayne‘s guest bar: “I like the long hair, thick redbone … I like ‘em light-skinned, lighter than a feather…,” ruffled just as many feathers.

The R&B singer spoke to CBS Local to defend his single, arguing he sings about dark-skinned women also:

“I think it’s its own form of racism. I did a song called ‘Chocolate Legs‘ about my experience with a dark-skin lady. There was no anger or uproar of ‘how dare you.’”

“So ‘Redbone Girl’ is one song about one experience about a girl who happens to be light-complected, but there was quite an uproar.”

“I think the fact that we are talking about it, it’s an issue…” he said.

“What I was trying to do as a songwriter is talk about the beauty of all. One at a time. The fact that it’s so sensitive, we need to talk about it.”

Are you offended by the song? Take a listen below.

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