DaniLeigh is being canceled by the internet after sharing a snippet of her new song “Yellow Bone” on Instagram.
The lyrics “Yellow bone that’s what he wants,” plays several times during the snippet while DaniLeigh poses and dances around. The post has since been deleted.
Dani Leigh facing some backlash in her comments section for her new track “Yellow Bone” 👀👀👀 THOUGHTS ⁉️ pic.twitter.com/l2hVgXhXcx
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) January 21, 2021
‘Yellow bone’ is a slang term used for a black female with light skin. Fans feel that the use of this term is and are not happy with the artist.
“Yall [ sic ] still makin [ sic ] songs that enforce colorism and fetishization of light skinned ppl [ sic ]in 2021?,” said Twitter user Uri_Mercury.
Dani Leigh lost me with that "Yellow Bone" song. Yall still makin songs that enforce colorism and fetishization of light skinned ppl in 2021? Being Light Skinned is NOT a personality trait, and sad to say, it's honestly all some of yall got, which is tragic. #DoBetter
— Missy was on the LIIIVE JaQuel!!🙄🥒 (@Uri_Mercury) January 21, 2021
DaniLeigh is also being criticized for using the term to describe herself because she is Dominican and not Black. Twitter user COBlEKYU also pointed out how the singer has drastically altered her skin color to appear darker.
— i wanna bead with jacob 🤍 (@COBlEKYU) January 21, 2021
There is speculation that the song was subliminally putting down her boyfriend, DaBaby’s, daughter’s mother, MeMe. DaniLeigh and MeMe do not get along and wrote various subliminal social media posts about each other back in March of 2020.
MeMe posted on her Instagram story a blank screen with Woodstock, the yellow bird from The Peanuts. Following this was another blank screen with laughing emojis where she expresses she won’t comment.
MeMe with a word after DaniLeigh posted her new song 👀 pic.twitter.com/gbtF6NwIir
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) January 21, 2021
DaniLeigh commented on the snippet of the song saying, “Why I [ sic ] can’t a make a song for my light skin baddies [ sic ] ??”
On Twitter she wrote, “only God can “cancel” me … the people around me are the ones that know my heart and intention and real life.” She later goes on to say that the song is about her boyfriend’s wants and does not speak for the wants of other men. Since the star has deleted her Twitter account.
There is no telling if DaniLegih will release “Yellow Bone,” in its entirety or if the backlash has shunned the song for good.