rashida-marie-shrober and kendrick lamar and whitney alford*Label this petty, stupid and unnecessary.

Kendrick Lamar’s engagement to his high school sweetheart and longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford should be a happy time, but it has apparently struck a nerve with some folks. All over Alford’s complexion.

Leading the criticism is self-proclaimed dark skin activist Rashida Strober, who blasted Lamar over the weekend on Facebook. In her eyes, the rhymesayer is a hypocrite for wanting to tie the knot with a light-skinned woman.

“Well, well, well would you looky here. ANOTHER FAKE CONSCIOUS MUTHER F-KER EXPOSED. I will never support him nor his music with one dime of my money and encourage all dark skinned women not to either!” she wrote.

Strober’s comments gained traction with folks who either fully support the “Dark Skin Is Beautiful” campaign founder or didn’t share her views on Lamar. In response to her nonsupporters, Strober posted the following response:


I see calling out and exposing self hating fake black men who speak about consciousness but date and marry NON DARK SKIN WOMEN brought you haters to my page. WELL SHARE THIS MUTHERFUKING POST!!! These type of fake coons are the worst of the worst. DARK SKIN is the essence of true blackness and if these fakers were really and truly conscious they would MARRY DARK SKINNED WOMEN!!! You pissed ?? GOOD!!!

Since 1998, Strober has been known as an advocate for people with darker complexions, according to her biography, which mentioned that her cause was inspired after years of bullying from classmates who put her down because of her complexion. Stage plays created by the Florida native include “A Dark-Skinned Woman’s Revenge” and “Ice Cream Lady’s Dream.”

So what do you think? Is Strober going overboard with slamming Lamar for being engaged to a light-skinned woman or does she have valid point with what she’s saying?

Weigh in below.