After being absolutely shook when Spice debuted her much lighter skin tone and insisted that lightening her skin was the answer to the colorism she was experiencing, Mimi is trying to teach her that black is beautiful.
Mimi takes Spice to a museum celebrating African-American beauty pioneer Madam C. J. Walker, where she hopes that Spice will learn that “Americans fought for [them] to be proud in [their] black skin.” But Spice has a lot to say, namely about the fact that they are in a museum full of tools that women used to conform to white standards of beauty. Mimi explains that she thinks it is one thing to straighten your hair, but another thing entirely to bleach your skin.
Even the curator of the museum sort of takes Spice’s side saying that Mimi’s perspective is a United States perspective. “Bleaching is an accessory over there. Period.” Spice is trying to explain to Mimi that someone needs to make a point about colorism and black hyprocrisy, and she is the only one strong enough to do it.
Watch the clip above to see is Mimi and Spice can come to some sort of understanding. Tune in to Love & Hip Hop Atlanta on Mondays at 8/7c!