Pretty hurts, pretty hurts

from Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts Lyrics on Rap Genius


Salon’s Britney Cooper wrote about what effect this song and its accompanying video has on some dark-skinned black women in her excellent piece on Bey and feminism

If you’re a dark-skinned black woman with a certain kind of fraught history with light-skinned black women, the video for “Pretty Hurts,” and the kind of empathy that it urges for light-skinned Beyoncé might just be rage-inducing.

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