Troubled dancehall artist Vybz Kartel is facing murder and conspiracy charges--but that hasn't stopped him launching a new line of cosmetics which includes a skin lightening cream. Kartel shocked many fans earlier this year when the previously dark-skinned artist appeared with a new lighter complexion.
For his part, Vybz defends the use of skin-bleaching products.
“When black women stop straightening their hair and wearing wigs and weaves, when white women stop getting lip and butt injections and implants, when bald men stop getting hair transplants, and when people stop getting nose jobs and cosmetic surgery then I’ll stop using the ‘cakesoap’ and we’ll all live naturally ever after. Until then F**k you all,” he said via statement.