Hip Hop Stars Who Have Bleached Their Skin

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Lil Kim


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Lil Kim has notoriously switched up her entire appearance in the last 20 years with multiple surgeries. Her biggest change, besides her nose, however, was seen when she appeared to be many shades lighter than her original skin color.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015

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It hasn’t been confirmed that Nicki Minaj bleaches her skin, but the difference in her appearance from before her fame until now does seem to be a bit suspicious. Her skin does look many shades lighter now than before she became famous, but this could also be due to make up.

Azealia Banks

azealia banks skin bleaching

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Azealia Banks shocked fans this week when she posted a photo of herself with a noticeably lighter skin tone. While she hasn’t exactly confirmed that she bleached her skin, one fan who protested it triggered a response from Azealia who commented that her “pu**y is still purple.”