EXCLUSIVE: Moniece Slaughter Denies Bleaching Her Skin, Talks Growing Up Affluent: I Was A White-Washed Black Girl

Moniece Slaughter

EXCLUSIVE: Moniece Slaughter Denies Bleaching Her Skin, Talks Growing Up Affluent: I Was A White-Washed Black Girl

Former Love and Hip Hop star Moniece Slaughter is personal about skin bleaching rumors. In an exclusive interview with theJasmineBRAND, the 33-year-old got candid about refuting rumors saying,

“I feel like that’s just pure ignorance. I feel like everyone’s entitled to their opinions, but public figures are people.”

Moniece Slaughter also talked about her upbringing about growing up in a white neighborhood where the only children of color were fellow celebrity kids:

“It wasn’t until I got to high school that one of my friends from first grade, her name is Aaron Levy. I’ll never forget it we were walking through the building and we made sure we got lockers next to each other. This girl named Janisha Green, she would wear the sock bun and the airbrushed shirts and she had the lollipop in there with the tube socks and she was very animated and boisterous. She came down the hallway one day right before our honors English Composition II class and Aaron looked at me and said ‘I’m so glad you’re not like them’ and that was my first time really stopping and thinking like what does that even mean? You know I’m black…”
Moniece Slaughter went on to say because of the way she enunciated she wasn’t considered to be a typical black kid.
“I had a designer and it was like I was a white-washed black girl. “
She then talked about her recent reconnection with her biological family and the skin-bleaching rumors being untimely.
“I’ve been reconnected with my family and you know my biological father’s mother always swept things under the rug. She’s Asian and apparently in Asian culture that’s what they do, they don’t really address things. So I never got a history lesson about who I was or where I came from. I just know that I wasn’t white… I’m okay with the white people as long as I’m on TV acting a fool and making them millions of dollars. To be accused of bleaching my skin, when I’m desperately trying to find out at this phase in my life, who I am. It’s like I’m not really accepted either way.”
Slaughter, after posting pictures with a lighter skin tone due to lack of sun and much exfoliation, took to Instagram in early November to clear up skin-bleaching rumors.
“Just woke up.
Haven’t even washed my face
ZERO filter of ANY sort.
1st pic: my chest that gets ZERO sunlight. Compared to my arms & hands. My chest is MY WINTER COLOR PERIOD GET OVER IT!!
So I’m going to bleach my face but not my lips. I’m going to bleach my face but not my chest, arms, hands, legs, & feet?I don’t now and never have used kojic on my face. I go to @drsusan90210dermatology A BLACK dermatologist and use HER products geared towards ALL people of color. I also go to @glowskinenhancement also a BLACK dermatologist and use her products that are for people of COLOR I also go to @honeybunnyskincare who is also a WOMAN OF COLOR for my facials. I don’t use white dermatologist. I don’t let white people do my laser hair removal either. I have ZERO desire to be white. NONE. if I could hold on to my summer tans I would. Y’all see me on tv under lighting that is altered in post edit and tons of makeup down to my neck chest shoulders and arms. Literally. And swore that was my natural color. It’s flat out insulting. Not you. But those who INSIST THAT I BLEACH”

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Authored by: Toi Monèt Creel