New Music: Eric Benet f/ Lil Wayne – ‘Redbone Girl’

Eric Benet and Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne and Eric Benet bond over their love for thick, light-skinned women on “Redbone Girl,” a soulful cut off the R&B crooner’s upcoming album The One, available June 5.

“I like them light skinned, lighter than a feather/ And if she red hot, I’m bitin’ that pepper,” raps Weezy, who became a fan of Benet’s music while listening to the radio during his time at Rikers Island.

Benet echoes his sentiments. “Coffee cream, thick and lean, my redbone girl,” he sings.

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33 Comments

  1. ywh

    OKAY soul is coming back!!! If this smashed, it will open a lot of doors for soul artists and lots of artist will turn to soul! Get it Redbone girl. I however expect this to smash on urban uac and not more.

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  2. JJ

    Racist!!! SMDH Lil Kim didn’t murk her face and skin for this!

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  3. ItsMeBitches

    How did Eric B go from wrap yo chocolate legs round me to this bullshit, tf outta here

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    ghghghgh Reply:

    @ItsMeBitches, I just find it so offensive to go after a girl because of her skin tone. Dark skin light skin what ever. Go for her after her brain and personality (btw Im “lightskin” my self)

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  4. Nasty Nas

    Lil Wayne stays promoting colorism…

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Nasty Nas, He really does. I can’t believe Eric Benet stooped this low :(

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    hrovertime Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, Who ever wanted his gay azz any way? fake azz Maxwell wanna be Lmao

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    meme Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, broke, played out, fake a#$ Maxwell bhahahaha

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    nte Reply:

    @KimIsTheQueen, i agree. as much as we can complain that this self-hating black thinks dark skin is ugly and benet stooping low, who wants to date them anyway? a cheater and a schmuk

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  6. cutiegurl106

    perfect… another way too make dark skinned girls feel insecure smdh

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    El Bashir Reply:

    @cutiegurl106,

    the earlier yal grab the noose/drive off a f’n cliff the better life becomes…

    yal always on some bs that no one really gives a shit about, can’t accept nothin for shit sake like its always gotta be bout yal stupid imbalance emotions…

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    nte Reply:

    @cutiegurl106, except for me. i am dark skinned and the bible says i am still fearfully and wonderfully made

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  7. trulo

    im sorry but this song is really racist to their own culture.

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    hrovertime Reply:

    @trulo, its just sad that these are the artist of our time. People put so much emphasis on stereotypes.

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  8. tune

    did i just hear the beat from “the motto” when wayne started rapping lol

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  9. hmm

    wait, so somebody can’t sing about their preference..ya quick to bitch about anything..music is expression..so take it for wat it is..its not like he said he hates all dark skin women..in this song he’s talking about a lightskin one..no need to get crazy i don’t see how this is racist

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  10. Tracy

    Black Americans are the most self-hating group of people I’ve ever seen. Carribean and African Blacks don’t do any of this nonsense, and they’re more successful in your own country. smh

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    nte Reply:

    @Tracy, i am from africa and it is as big here as the states. we have all been affected by self-hate

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  11. Sol-Power

    of course lil wayne color struck gemlin ass would be on this song

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  12. Mentamir

    I am not worried when light-skinned women are praised, I get worried when dark-skinned women are being put down. That’s not the case here, so I just think people should relax. It’s not that deep.

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  13. Triniti

    First of all, how appropriate is it that Wayne is on a song called, “RedBone Girl?”

    Secondly, it’s 2012. I’m tempted to find this song dope, but the Maxwell comparisons are bullshit. I doubt Max would ever make a song highlighting on a particular skin color. And as someone with “copper” skin (about the complexion of Iman), I’m on the fence. I’ve liked some of Eric’s songs in the past, but not him necessarily.

    Lastly, I do see how dark-skinned women might feel slighted. What, do they have to resort to Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up” for their self-esteem needs?

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Triniti, dark-skinned women need to accept themselves. I am dark-skinned and I don’t give two shits about what other people think of my skintone. The reality of this world is that the majority likes light-skinned women and that is okay. There is always going to be a majority in every situation. As long as I am not disrespected I can deal with that, because I think I am beautiful and what I think of myself is what matters the most, for I have to live with myself till I see my grave and others will come and go. Don’t force people to respect, love or feel attracted to you. Let them find it out for themselves and don’t feel pressured. I am dark-skinned and so far that hasn’t made life harder on me. Always look on the bright side of life. :-)

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  14. TheDreamer

    I love the song. I’m white and I can see how this might not necessarily be offensive, but perhaps can lower self-esteem. But they did say they love all women at the beginning, perhaps he will also do a song about the beauty of black women too.

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  15. nte

    its so sad that these self-hatin blacks r continuing to spread the stereotype that dark aint beautiful. how sad. lil wayne has always loved red bone.

    i wont let these stupid celebs make me feel ugly. i am dark skinned and beautiful. who wants to date lil wayne anyway?

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  16. BobbyBorisovvv

    a lot of black chicks won’t like this

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  17. Jordan Gabriel

    So what if he likes light skinned girls? We all have different tastes right?

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    BobbyBorisovvv Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, exactly

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    Truthteller Reply:

    @BobbyBorisovvv, some people have a taste for kids, its called pedophilia, you want to justify that too, CUNTS!

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  18. Gotta dn Lo2

    maybe I should have a song call Blue skin Boy

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  19. Patrina Michelle

    It’s interesting that skin complexion is still such a sensitive issue for us. As a brown skinned girl, I have certainly had my sensitivities. Personally, I’m not a Lil Wayne fan, but I am a true, passionate Eric Benet fan. This man has been making exceptional music for the last two decades, and his soon-to-be-released independent album, The One, continues that tradition. Red Bone Girl is a fun song – it’s not intended to be a social commentary on skin tone preferences. Eric Benet has consistently featured women of all shades in his videos and gave a strong nod to the dark chocolate sisters in Chocolate Legs. So, if you’re into class R&B, EB’s music is definitely worth a serious listen.

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  20. Queen

    I agree with most of the comments…the song isn’t intended to offend, but it is clearly a perpetration of Lil-Wayne’s “controversial” behavior towards the black women that has been blogged about for over a year. Appratnely, in his music videos, the things he has been blogged about saying about dark skinned women not being allowed in his videos, and the fact that he says he will never have a dark skinned child again….when someone who is very much an internationally recognize “face” of the black community, if u will, perpetuates these sort of messages, it can become almost an embarrassing thing for many….I think that is the reason why people are offended. As blacks we want to work to build ourselves up in a world that already tears us down….but to hear black people praise people simply for not being fully black is–kinda a step back. This shouldn’t be played on the radio for that matter….especially not prodominately “black community” sponsored/created stations…

    I mean just think of how different people’s (in particular black men) responses would be if all the black female artists sang songs that only praised redbone men who weren’t fully black? Songs like that would NEVER make it to the mainstream. As a matter of a fact, male dominance is really to blame. Black women have been marginalized for centuries so music like this playing on the radio for young black girls and boys to hear shouldn’t be a suprise.

    I myself am considered “redbone.” But that doesn’t make me beautiful or sexy. Skin tone has nothing to do with someone’s features, or proportions. I am confident but wouldn’t actually consider myself to be more than cute…just…ok…but I sat in the car today with this song playing for the first time. I turned around and saw my boyfriend’s brown skinned, exceptionally intuitive 5 year old’s face and became OFFENDED. she always comes home with questions regarding her skin color. asking me if im white and telling me how her mother (who is also lighter skinned) tells her that she’s her only black child and that somehow makes her “not as pretty” as her older sister (who is my complexion). So this child always is asking if it’s ok that she is brown….

    The subject was touchy enough. but then to hear this on the radio after her coming home from school was…disguisting. I didn’t like the fact that she asked what a redbone was and I told her father to change the station. He looked at me like, “why would YOU have a problem with it? It’s just a song. He’s just talking about what he likes. ” Then he changed the station and was like, “Is this song better for you?”

    after that incident, I had to reconsider having children b/c I don’t want my daughters to be exposed to that. So even though I know the song was not meant to offend, I mean, what is the purpose of going in on those sort of lyrics knowing the majority of listeners are not “redbone?” I really think we need to get more songs praising redbone men and see how black men feel about those lyrics playing when their brown skinned sons are sitting in the back seat. for real.

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  21. danger

    THATS A DAMN SHAME AFTER ALL THE HELL WE BEEN THROUGH AS A CULTURE. NOW YOU HAVE BLACK ASS NIGGAS HATIN THEIR OWN WOMEN IF THEY DONT LOOK CLOSE TO WHITE.SMDH
    IM LIGHT BTW, BUT I NOW KNOW WHY MY DARK SKIN MOM MADE SURE SHE HAD LIGHT KIDS, I GUESS SO WE WILL LOOK MORE ACCEPTABLE.

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