What’s Wrong With This Picture?

- By Bossip Staff

VH1 released these promos for this year’s “Divas” concert… Is it just us, or is this something a little off with this picture?

We almost missed Nicki Minaj and Keri Hilson in that sea of Beckies. They blended right in. And even on their own, they don’t make very convincing Colored Girls.

And this may be a case of over-M.A.C.-ing versus over Photoshop-ing, because last night in NYC, Snowflake Keri and Rainbow Brite Nicki were full-on repping that Ghostface Killa Crew.

Maybe we’re just tripping…

Check out more photos from Nicki’s “Late Night With David Letterman” appearance and Keri Hislon’s performance as part of Unicef’s “Snowflake Lighting” ceremony.


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  • nana

    Everybody wants to be White!smh

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    • http://devicemedic.com Kimberly Vilson

      man., what do you guys want them to do wear black face.

    • Droppin it like its hot since 1986

      @nana so true so true.
      I didn’t even recognize them in the ad, had to look 3 times.
      Why do we want to be lighter skinned or white..i dunno whats wrong with the ppl that do but y’all got some issues. I’m a black chick and I love my color, curves everything..love yourself black ppl..love

    • BBabi

      Funny though, white people want to be darker…hmmm.

  • o mii

    They dnt look blak at all for real danm. At least leave one caramel. O well!! Blak is still da best!!

    • kalifa

      not being “tar-baby black” is now a disadvantage. who would have thought 😦

  • samech

    Why are they on a Diva’s concert?!

  • Blazianqt

    I am a half breed and I know in the winter I am not so dark. Not that either of them is too chocolate to begin with. Black comes in all diffrent shades damn!

    • Niasia

      It is sad that you refer to yourself in such a demeaning way.

    • Atlas

      Bish please

    • Maureen

      Did you just refer to yourself as a “half-breed?” SMH. o_O

    • Blazianqt

      It’s not sad that I refer to speak of myself that way. It’s my choice. I am not going to choose to deny either my father or my mother who were both equally involved in making me because others have problems with my acknowledging that I am two races. When they have a box for me to check on a government form that states who I am I will continue to do so. Are you Black or are you an African American? It’s your choice and I surely wouldn’t knock it!

    • nywoman23...killuminati

      @niasia says its sad u refer to urself in a demeaning way.

      hmmm. i think black, colored, ni33er is just as demeaning , yet im sure youve picked one of those terms to refer to urself as

  • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

    Oh ish! I almost didn’t recognize them neither LOL..They blend flawless right in,wow! Airbrush/photoshop is something else I tell you.

  • Peppa

    THANK YOU samech!!!

  • Naomi

    Everyone knows lighter toned African-Americans get even lighter in the winter!This isn’t new! Ya’ll know this.But since they are in Hollyweird,they might be bleaching.

    • PiinkD


  • why

    Ok but they are not dark skinned women and I can see they are not white.. I mean, dayum, what did u all want them to do?

  • http://www.twitter.com/super_negra Super_Negra

    I was like “wtf..”
    aw the power of exposure .. photoshop..

    .. they must of put that ish on high beam . sheesh

  • 1991 UK Gem of Africa

    I agree black people come in different shades but you can still tell if they are black no matter how light they are and i did not even recognise Keri Hilson

  • Chocolate

    I’m milk chocolate brown and I can get somewhat light on pictures so for lighter skined women I know they may look white. It’s not their fault they didn’t edit the pictures the photographer probably did.

  • Jess

    duh to the people stating that light skinned gets lighter in winter…that’s with anybody….but I do remember seeing Mary J Blige on a Mac magazine one time and her skin was so light. She was as light as as Sade on that cover, and we all know that she can hide in a dark room for months and her skin wouldn’t get that light……for real now…they photoshop and make the skin lighter to appeal to “everyone” black is beautiful in all shades…I’m done

  • faux hair fur

    dude in the lace shades is serving em shade.

  • Daniela

    That’s not Nicki!! She looks all tiny…

  • Bey-nonsense

    what’s wrong w/ this picture? VH1 Divas should NEVER feature Nicki Minaj. She shouldn’t be there to begin with.

  • gdamnshame

    What’s wrong with the picture is not the clor of their skin, but the color of their wigs. And the fact that the statement seems to be that you have to be or look white in order to salute the troops. Where are the Black “looking” women at?

  • http://www.bossip.com Darina

    Both of their dreams just came true LOL They both rock blond wigs and in Nicki’s case also blue contacts…white girl wannabes all day! Trust me neither of their feelings were hurt by this photoshop.

  • Uhh yeah ok

    I like Niki as a pin up.. cute

  • smh

    thats vh1s fault

  • https://bossip.com/307570/200-lb-fitness-guru-is-built-like-a-well-put-together-brick-house-video69691/?replytocom=2308802#respond kmr1

    After I saw Nicki on Wendy I see her differently. In a postiive way. I don’t listen to her music but I do hope she keeps prospering. I like people who aren’t compromising. That’s taking the hard road.

  • misszee007

    LMAO before opening and seeing Keri and Nikki were on the poster, i thought it was just a bunch of white broads. Danm kerri is the same color i am in the poster. ya VH1 went a bit overboard on this one.

  • romanticwish

    why do they have all white girls for the divas show anyway, they could’ve at least had christina aguilara
    and where’s beyonce or somebody else black?! since when has the line up for vh1 divas been all white girls? (i do love paramore tho so i ain’t mad at that one)

  • 504_MsGV

    What’s wrong with this picture..I was about to say “Hosted by Kathy Griffin”

    • chanicani


  • Miss Drew

    aint none of them really divas. especially keri hilson i cant stand her….

  • shynum1

    I swore all those chicks were white, but I guess that’s what you gotta do to get paid nowadays. A true artist would never compromise themselves or their work for anything not even money. Their not artist so I don’t care about the two lost ones. No longer black cause all they see is green. Hope its worth it once the industry uses them up and throw them away.

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