Colorism is a real issue in many places including the music industry. Tory Lanez took to social media to address it after a recent incident on the set of his music video.

Apparently, the director attempted to switch out one of the girls in the video with a woman of a lighter hue and Tory wasn’t having it.

He took to Instagram writing:

This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop. As a black man, Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do. 

BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN … countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . …

IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful

See Tory’s original post below along with video of him handling business:

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