4 Celebrities who lighten their skin a little too much

4 Celebrities who lighten their skin a little too much
This is not the first time black celebrities have whitened their skin. But rarely do they succeed in pulling it off so completely as the likes of MLB great Sammy Sosa

Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim and a few others.

These days Celebrities who lighten their skin are a common sight to see. It’s just that sometimes, the transition from darker shade to lighter can often be dramatic with these stars.


1. Sammy Sosa

For intance the legendary athlete Sosa is one of those who took skin bleaching to a whole new level.  After much public fire,  the baseball icon has been defending himself against those who have critisized his significantly lighter skin tone.

Strangely the Sports star did not start bleaching his skin at the height of his popularity. It only began to show after his retirement from baseball. In response to his critics the highly acclaimed athlete called  the negative comments regarding his skin color  “garbage.”

During his career, between the 90s and the mid 2000s, along with another legend of the game, he changed Baseball forever with the homerun race that had the world on the edge of their seats.
Sosa, who was born in the Dominican Republic, entered the Major Leagues back in 1989 as a member of the Texas Rangers, and later joined the Chicago Cubs. But he became a household name in 1998 during his  home run race against St. Louis Cardinals’ player Mark McGwire, which he eventually lost.
But since his MLB career ended, Sosa’s appearance has changed—dramatically. Today, Sosa’s once dark brown skin is now, shockingly white. The contrast so startling, he is sometimes unrecognizable.
Recently the former  home run expert explained how he felt about the comments In a new interview with Sports Illustrated that took place at the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah hotel in Dubai. (He now lives in the United Arab Emirates). Sosa who has an impress networth of $70 million, pointed at the luxury around him as the reason why he doesn’t care what critics say about him.
MBL legend Sammy Sosa celebrities who lighten their skin
Sammy Sosa before his transformation

“Look at what I am today,” Sosa said. “This is my life, and I don’t take garbage from nobody. I do whatever I want.”

When the mumbling and reactions about his new look started some years ago, he openly explained how it came about.
“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin tone,” Sosa told Univision in 2009. “It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.”
But that didn’t deter the critics and trolls on social media who have been vocal about their surprise to the change over the years, and regardless of Sosa being open about how he is going about the whitening, many attacked him for changing his skin Color and his real reasons behind it.
Sammy Sosa white skin Color
Sammy Sosa during his brilliant baseball career with the Chicago Cubs
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Sosa’s 24 year old son has admitted that his father is a very private person and is closed off to people about many things,  even him. But one thing he is certain about is that his father truly doesn’t care about what the critics are saying, but is only disappointed that he is getting this sort of treatment after all he did for Sports in the United States.


2. Nicki Minaj 

Another celebrity whose complexion has generated quite a buzz is popular rapper Nicki Minaj. The skin tone change in the 37 year old is quite drastic to say the least. Not more like a magic trick than a step by step transformation.

For Nicki, despite the overwhelming evidence and stark contrast in her before and after pictures, the entertainer continues to insist that her newly acquired skin tone is a result of cosmetics, not skin lightening products. A claim that’s quite hard to believe if you check out the photo below.

Celebrities who lighten their skin Nicki Minaj complexion

Celebrities who lighten their skin

What do you think? Can you use cosmetic powders and shades to achieve the after pic? Sure. But you will need a lot of product constantly to pull it off. And you have to cover every square inch of your skin, everytime! ( even eyelids, ears, hairline, fingers, toes and all. Not an easy feat I can tell you that. A painstaking process.


3. Rihanna

Barbadian singer Rihanna is one of the world’s most beautiful women, and among skin lightening celebs, hers is one of the most natural looking and impressive. Her transformation was also more of a gradual process than the others. The result, mind boggling but stunning!

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Rihanna celebrities who lighten their skin


4. Lil Kim 

Celebrities who lighten their skin lil kim

With regards to veteran artiste Lil Kim, her transformation didn’t just begin or end with skin lightening. Her dramatic facial changes are clearly the results of numerous cosmetic surgery procedures. In addition to getting several shades lighter than her actual skin tone, the singer also clearly had nose jobs, chin, eyes, face lifts and more done. The result? Well, if you check out the above picture you’d notice that the star now appears more Asian than Negro due to all the procedures and skin bleaching she has done. Not very flattering. But what can you say? It’s Lil Kim. It wouldn’t be her without a little controversy.

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