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Amara La Negra Claps Back At Producer For Criticizing Her 'Black And Proud, Afro-Thing'

La Negra is proud of her curly hair and dark features, don't get it twisted!

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Dominican hip-hop artist Amara La Negra has become Love & Hip Hop: Miami's breakout star!

Fiercely strutting into the VH1 reality show's premiere, she immediately caused a much-needed conversation about diversity within the Latinx community.

In a much-discussed clip, producer Young Hollywood met with La Negra talk about making a song together and helping her career evolve.

In the clip, Hollywood told La Negra that to be successful, she needed to "look a little bit more Beyoncé and a little less Macy Gray."

He went on to call her a "Nutella queen," and said that she didn't fit the music industry's standard of a "cookie cutter poster child." 


La Negra rightfully clapped back at the producer's claims that she couldn't be "elegant" because she had an afro, and eloquently reminded him that her hair and dark skin don't make her any less Latina.

"All the girls look like J-Lo or Sophia Vergara or Shakira ... where are the girls that look like me?" she asked, reminding him that there are many, many, many Latinx people that look like her, and that they deserve to be represented in the arts as much as lighter skinned people do.

Black Twitter was quick to express its disgust with what one user described as Young Hollywood's "gaslighting 101:"  








And many used this opportunity to show their support for La Negra and Latinx people with darker skin tones:








La Negra thanked all of those that offered their support online:




And then got the last laugh! According to Billboard, the artist landed a multi-album deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG this week!





Congrats, Amara La Negra! 

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