Too Short has issued an apology after receiving backlash for comments he made about liking “mixed heritage women” during a resurfaced video chat with Saweetie.
Earlier this week, the clip from last year reemerged on social media. During the video, the “Blow The Whistle” emcee spoke to Saweetie about how he never dated a woman who wasn’t mixed, citing where he grew up as the reason. “Mixed heritage women have always been my favorite,” Short said. “Like, I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with a woman that wasn’t mixed.”
He added, “And I feel that way about life, too. Like, biracial babies are — you could take the two ugliest motherfuckers from different races and they fuck and make a baby, and that baby just be beautiful. It happens all the time.”
However, his comments were immediately met with backlash and many people accused the Bay Area MC of being a colorist. “If yall lived in the Bay, you wouldn’t be surprised by Too Short’s colorist and prejudice comments,” tweeted @cameltoooee.
On Wednesday (Oct. 13), Short issued an apology for his remarks. “I would like to apologize to anybody that’s offended by my words,” he said. “I am from the Bay Area, I come up in the Bay, and you know, the whole racial thing to me has never been a factor in my circles. … And in the Bay, there aren’t a lot of mixed cultures and, you know, mixed people. It was like that long before I got there. I’m not really into the whole hatred of, ‘I hate you because you’re light,’ or ‘you’re the best because you’re dark.’”
The “Shake That Monkey” rapper added that there are all complexions in his family and he loves his Blackness.
“We have every complexion: light, curly, dark, everything,” he continued. “You can’t have blood in your body that makes you better than someone else. You can’t be born of better parents or better breeding — it’s no such thing. Real beauty is in every economic class, every race, and you can go find that ugly exactly everywhere too.”
Check out Too Short’s apology video below.