‘Love & Hip Hop’: Tammy Rivera Causes Controversy for Her Comments About Colorism

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tammy Rivera

Former Love & Hip Hop star Tammy Rivera is probably not on VH1, however together with her new actuality present, she’s nonetheless making waves. On social media, Rivera chimed in about her ideas about colorism and ignited a debate herself.

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Tammy Rivera and Waka Flocka Flame have moved on from VH1 to WE television

After starring on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Rivera and her husband, rapper Waka Flocka Flame have moved on to new pastures. Rivera was a important forged member on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta on the present’s third, fifth and sixth seasons. She was additionally a supporting forged member in the course of the fourth season and guest-starred in episodes of the seventh season.

After Rivera and Waka Flocka Flame left Love & Hip Hop, they appeared on hey appeared on WE television’s Marriage Boot Camp. The duo additionally had a marriage particular that aired on the community, showing n the third season.

Their personal actuality present, Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka, started airing on WE television in 2020.

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She posted a video discussing colorism

Recently on social media, Rivera weighed in on plenty of discourse on social media surrounding colorist within the black neighborhood, particularly involving ladies. In the video, she stated, “But I think instead of us bickering about it as grown women and making it worse by saying, ‘Oh, you light skin b*****s have been bullying us,’ or, ‘You dark skin b*****s have been bullying us,’ how about you teach your children different so that this cycle can stop? This can be over with. We can stop this ourselves.”

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She continued, “This is the whole agenda of what they were trying to do in the beginning when they created the paper bag rule to have us go against each other. And hate each other when we all got the same d**n struggle. Can’t nobody tell me that because I’m light my struggle ain’t as hard as yours. That’s a got d**n lie.”

Here’s how followers reacted

Many followers took to the video’s feedback, explaining to Rivera why this thought course of is flawed.

“If we neglect it and say ‘but we all go through this’ ‘that’s not the issue rn’ it’s the irony of it all. Look at the industry you represent and tell me where the disparities lie boo. I love you and your work but this wasn’t it,” commented one particular person.

Another particular person commented, “How about we acknowledge the colorism dark skin girls face. How about We acknowledge the colorism the media and especially our beloved black shows have displayed. How about we don’t all lives matter and ignore this situation. Cause “you think you cute” or being known as yellow” whereas being the usual of magnificence doesn’t equate to what darkskin women have been via.”

Lots of people, nevertheless, defended the singer and actuality star. Someone else stated, “She DIDNT down play [sic]what darker skin woman go through. SHE SAID LETS END IT AND TEACH DIFFERENTLY! We want change [so] let’s be open to letting hurt go so we can know what change feel like. ALL black woman [sic] are BEAUTIFUL!! Let’s make sure the beautiful black babies know.”

There’s no phrase on but if Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka might be returning for a season 2.

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