Anyone who thought they were about to come for the beautiful Amara La Negra (or her luscious ’fro) and get away with it is in for a rude awakening. The proud Afro-Latina superstar pushed through during last night’s premiere of Love Hip Hop Miami with tons of sass and unapologetic confidence. Amara’s personality and pride shines so bright, she instantly became a fan favorite.
Can we just take the time to appreciate how beautiful Amara La Negra is? pic.twitter.com/oZpJCxC6E0
— Kiara✨ (@Kimichelle__) January 2, 2018
Amara La Negra is so beautiful she looks like a black barbie doll #LHHMIA
— Brianna_Michellee (@_March_8th) January 2, 2018
— Mr Brooklyn (@MrBrooklynB) January 2, 2018
That’s probably why Young Hollywood’s advice to Amara about switching up her signature afro had all the Love & Hip Hop fans riled up on social media. What started off as a music session quickly crashed and burned when Hollywood started questioning Amara’s image. He even compared her skin color to Nutella.
Amara and Hollywood’s awkward exchanged opened the Twitter floodgates about the complicated topic of colorism that exists both Latin culture and the entertainment world. Simply put: Black Twitter has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to Amara La Negra slander.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) January 2, 2018
— Isha Thorpe (@IshaThorpe) January 2, 2018
I'm proud of Amara La Negra. She is a strong & beautiful Afro Latina that knows her worth & refuses to conform to Eurocentric standards of beauty. It is one thing for black women to deal with racism, but it is even worse when dealing with colorism in your own community. #LHHMIA
— Tieranee Sturdivant (@iamtieranee) January 2, 2018
— ❤⭐BlackerTheBerry⭐❤ (@DarkChocolateAO) January 2, 2018
Let this conversation between Young Hollywood and Amara La Negra be a CLEAR EXAMPLE of why so many women of color don’t succeed as much just because of their skin tone #LHHMIA pic.twitter.com/mRQX4iWneK
— Jzon Azari (@JzonAzari) January 2, 2018
The fact that Amara La Negra has to explain in 2018 that afro-latinx is actually a real identity is a damn shame.
We gotta do better.
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) January 2, 2018
Unfortunately, it seems Young Hollywood still doesn’t see the big deal about his “Nutella” comment. The music producer went on Instagram Live last night to laugh off the controversy, which Amara resposted on her page.
Clearly, the conversation will only get more heated as this season continues. However, it’s great to see Amara has a troupe of supporters ready to go to bat for her.