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PHOTOS Does Blac Chyna bleach? Whitenicious and a look at her changing appearance over the years

Blac Chyna is under fire for promoting her own line of Whitenicious, a skin lightening cream that was itself a lightning rod for controversy when it launched in 2014. But does Blac Chyna bleach her skin? Here’s a look at Blac’s changing appearance since her rise to fame, as well as some of the history behind Whitenicious and the sensitive, often divisive act of whitening one’s skin.

PHOTOS VIDEO The ‘Black Hypocrisy’ controversy rages on: Does Spice from LHHATL bleach her skin?

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It might have been just a publicity stunt, but she hasn’t changed her look back yet — so does Spice from LHHATL bleach her skin, or not? The “Black Hypocrisy” singer stirred up a hornet’s nest of attention by appearing to go light ahead of her new single’s release. Since then, Spice has gotten the views she (presumably) wanted, and gotten plenty of people talking. But is her new look for real?

VIDEO LHHMIAMI Amara La Negra and Young Hollywood continue beef over racial remarks

Love and Hip Hop Miami co-stars Amara La Negra and Young Hollywood stole the series premiere spotlight with their racially charged exchange. After the episode aired, the pair took to social media to rally fans — but it looks like one side is a bit bigger than the other. Keep reading to check out the scene and survey the fallout.

PHOTOS Lil Kim then and now: A look at her changing appearance over the years

The many looks of Lil Kim then and now have become a daunting task to keep track of; over the past two decades, the rapper and emcee has been linked to literally dozens of rumors about plastic surgery, skin-lightening creams, and other appearance adjustments. Thanks to the controversial Lil Kim 2016 photos–which Kim herself shared–her fans and the social media world at large have been abuzz with discussion about what might have led Kim to alter her look so drastically–and what it means to be a dark-skinned woman in America.

PHOTOS, VIDEO FYI marriage drama Bride and Prejudice tackles controversial couplings

The Bride and Prejudice cast has been revealed! FYI’s newest marriage-based reality TV drama is set to air in just a few short weeks, and it looks like the show will hold nothing back when it comes to the family drama that follows its three couples: one interracial, one interfaith, and one gay. Who are the members of the Bride and Prejudice cast, and how will they navigate their families’ disapproval in order to find true love? Read on to find out!

Why is The Real Housewives of Potomac cast all black? The show’s origins, explained

Why is The Real Housewives of Potomac cast all black? Last week, we reported on the origins of the newest entry in the Real Housewives franchise, and highlighted claims from viewers and reviewers that something about the show seemed stilted. Now, we’ve got the full story on the Real Housewives of Potomac cast, the premise upon which the show was originally based, and the reason for the change.

K. Michelle on Adele and her fans: ‘If she were black, no one would be checking’

K. Michelle has never been afraid to say what’s really on her mind–and, now, she’s letting the reigning queen of pop music have an earful. The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta alum and current star of K. Michelle: My Life came out swinging against Adele, her fans, and the whole so-called blue-eyed soul movement in a new Q&A with fans.