Race defines physical traits and ethnicity defines cultural background, values and identification.
Racially, DaniLeigh is not Black! Ethnically she is Dominican. Thos simply means Dominican is not synonymous to blacks. Although the comparison between Afro-latinos, afro latina(x) often refers to the ethnic group of a Dominican. It does not simply mean that all Dominican are blacks.
Hispanic and latino are ethnonyms often used collectively to the inhabitants of the United States .
Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or descended from Spanish speaking population while latino are people who are from Latin America.
Afro Latin America are black latin america often referred to as afro latino or afro latina (x) and they are Americans from african ancestry and not from European ancestry.
The ethnicity estimate of DaniLeigh is around 12% ancestry between countries such as: Cameroon, Congo, and Bantu people.
It is quite subjective to imply that 12% is an insignificant or significant percentage to be considered black.
Other considerations are that she is 27% Portuguese, 19% Spain along with 12% Cameron, Congo and Bantu people.
She is therefore of mixed ancestry.
This further clarified within an American article titled “I used to identify as Afro-Latina(x) here is why I was wrong.
The author introduces a dialogue by stating ; i am a Latina , i am also neither black nor white i am mixed and the term afro-latina does not refer to me.
This makes DaniLeigh to be automatically neither black nor white she is mixed and the term afro-latina(x) does not refer to her.
Take for example, if your mother is white and your father black or vice versa you are not white or black, you are both black and white , furthermore mixed!
If I was born black and I bleached my skin to become whilte . I may appear white but biologically I am black e.g Micheal Jackson, Dani leigh. So she can not identify with being afro-latina(x) .
Who Actually Is DaniLeigh?
DaniLeigh hailed from South Florida, she is an American RnB singer, dancer, and director. She is currently signed to Def Jam Records.
In 2013, she made a huge splash in the music industry after directing the music video “Breakfast Can Wait” for the late music icon, Prince.
Recently, her hit single “Lil Bebe” is going positively viral across the internet.
Her real name Danielle Curiel, she was born on December 20, 1994 in Miami, Florida. She is of Latino descent, tracing her roots to Dominican Republic.
DaniLeig Parents And Nationality
Danielle Leigh Curiel, popularly know as Dani Leigh is the daughter of Vladimir and Vicky Curiel
Dani’s parents are from the Dominican Republic. Her mother and father are a working-class family living in Washington Heights.
DaniLeigh said her parents thought her to be ambitious and hardworking and an enviable work ethic in her.
My dad always says Whatever you put in, you’ll get out of it.’ So that’s the way I think and I run with this perspective
DaniLeigh Dating History
DaniLeigh is dating a rapper named DaBaby.
DaniLeigh and DaBaby worked together when she choreographed his music video for BOP on Broadway at the end of 2019.
Dani Leigh Criticisms
DaniLeigh shared a clip to her upcoming song “Yellow Bone” on Instagram and was criticized. .
She defended herself and asked why she can’t make a song for her “light skin baddies.”
Why do you all think i am hating on other colours when we have over a millions of songs speaking on all types. You don’t have to be too personal and become too sensitive
The Reason for her split with Dababy
In a song she sang, she said “yellow-bone, that is what he wants,” referring to the colour of her skin.
However, DaBaby’s followers didn’t find the song cute at all and quickly slammed her for perpetuating colorism and racism.
A fan wrote on Twitter:
Dani Leigh perpetuating Colorism in 2021 with a song saying, ‘yellow bone that’s what he wants’ in a pseudo-rap voice? In this economy?
A second commented: “DaniLeigh lost me with that Yellow Bone song.