Spice joined the hosts of the Breakfast Club to talk about her recent skin bleaching controversy and she explained in detail why she did what she did.

In the lengthy interview, Spice expressed that she used makeup to give her the “bleached,” look to prove the point that the black community praises lighter complexions and makes the darker blacks feel like they need to bleach in order to be pretty. Spice opened about dealing with Colorism most of her life with blacks telling her she would be more successful if she bleached her skin. Some fans of the artist praised her “bleached” pictures telling the dance hall queen that she looks much better now, which is the response Spice expected to receive. She also stated that she believes blacks don’t support blacks enough.

Spice stated that women don’t get enough respect in the music industry and being black makes it even harder. Spice also explained that she joined Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta because it’s a good platform to help her music to reach more people than it already does. In the interview, she opens up about the cultural difference she’s still getting used to on Love and Hip Hop, after she was accused of Fat Shaming, a concept she knew nothing about in Jamaica. Spice mentioned that she prefers her homeland, Jamaica, than her new home in Atlanta. She believes that Vybz Kartel will be released in December.

Spice’s full Breakfast Club interview can be viewed below.