She got a light-skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson
Got a dark-skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson
This couplet surely came up at “"Regarding Michael Jackson: Performing Racial, Gender and Sexual Difference Center Stage,” an academic conference held on the Yale campus from September 23-24, 2004. People there talked about this line for, like, months.
Kanye can relate two girls of different races to Michael Jackson be because he was once black before he used skin lightening.
Alternately, could go slightly deeper in that she has an unattractive friend with a light complexion who reminds him of the late Michael Jackson, and she also has another unattractive friend with a darker complexion which also reminds him of Michael Jackson, but the younger, Pre-vitiligo diagnosed Michael Jackson.
In a 2013 New York Times interview, West cited writing this very line as the moment he knew he was going to be a big star.
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