Eric Benet has hit back at backlash he has received for his new track â€˜Redboneâ€™.
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: â€œI like the long hair, thick redbone â€¦ I like â€˜em light-skinned, lighter than a featherâ€¦,” 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 itâ€™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, itâ€™s an issueâ€¦” 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 itâ€™s so sensitive, we need to talk about it.”
Are you offended by the song? Take a listen below.