Here's What T.I. Thinks Of Sammy Sosa's Skin Bleaching

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06:  Musician T.I. attends the BET Music Presents: Us Or Else panel discussion at the Viacom White Box Hall on April 6, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for BET)

Here's What T.I. Thinks Of Sammy Sosa's Skin Bleaching

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Published November 14, 2017

Sammy Sosa raised a lot of eyebrows when a photo of him sporting an unbelievably whiter complexion went viral on social media. It’s no secret the former baseball star has been bleaching his skin for years now, but even then his new face was a complete shock to most. However, T.I. isn’t confused. The rapper has a theory about why Sosa altered his skin.

TMZ caught up with the ATL rapper outside of an airport, where reporters asked him about the recent viral photo. T.I. clearly didn’t have too much patience to deal with the foolishness of  Sammy’s transformation, but he suggested it was all due to “self-hate.” 

Sosa has previously admitted that he uses a European cream to soften his skin, but as a side effect, it also lightens it. “It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” Sosa, 49, told Univision in 2009. “It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.”

Check out the photo of Sammy Sosa above and the video of T.I. below. 


Written by Jessica McKinney

(Photo: Lars Niki/Getty Images for BET)


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