Dancehall fans are sounding off on Beenie Man’s daughter, Deshagaye ‘Desha Ravers’ Davis, over allegations of skin bleaching.
Fresh off surviving a terrible car accident less than three weeks ago, Desha Raver is once again drawing headlines. However, the solidarity shared under her post explaining her miraculous escape from the wreckage was not the same below a post showing her recent ‘glow up’. The 28-year-old Ravers Clavers dancer took to Instagram to show off her new chrome skin as she posed in a blue dressed while perched in front of a new white car. While the first glance of the image may see you focusing on the new ride, a second look will definitely highlight that Desha is now many shades lighter than she was some months ago.
“YOU LOVE DIFFERENTLY WHEN YOU KNW GOD,” she captioned the post. With such a drastic transformation, it was only fair that she tagged the persons who made it possible. She name-dropped Wasp Radiants for her new glow. Based on the company’s Instagram bio, they currently supply their skin lightening products across the island and as well as worldwide.
They are also suppliers to other ‘toners’ Tommy Lee Sparta, Intence, and I Waata, among other notable figures in dancehall. Vybz Kartel’s attempt at normalizing the practice through his now-defunct cake soap brand and song “Colouring Book” may have been bashed in mainstream media. However, the move definitely helped to build on an already present phenomenon which helped to foster an increase in the number of persons using products to lighten the color of their skin.
Desha Ravers, the daughter of dancehall legend Beenie Man, seems to be caught up in a similar predicament as Addi once was. On one hand, she is receiving praises for her newfound look, and on the other, she is receiving a severe lashing from fans for her decision.