by Mariah Craddick
Rising rap star Kendrick Lamar’s latest music video for “Poetic Justice” off of his good kid, m.A.A.d city debut sent blogs a buzzing upon its release with its clean visuals and surprising, tragic story line.
Brittany Sky, the lead model and Lamar’s love interest in the video, also caught the attention of plenty for her stunning good looks and cocoa-colored skin – but according to a recent interview Lamar did with Miss Info, she almost didn’t get picked:
“We had another girl for the lead, but I had an idea where I just wanted a little bit of a darker tone [girl] in the video,” Kendrick tells Miss Info. “It’s almost like a color blind industry where there’s only one type of appeal to the camera.”
“I give [Brittany] the credit, too, for just being there, and being a natural, genuine young lady. She wasn’t all in the open, trying to jump in [front] of the camera. She was cool, just chilling. I always kept in the back of my mind like ‘you don’t ever see this tone of a woman in videos.’” Kendrick says, “No disrespect, I love all women, period. But at the same time, I still feel like it needs that balance.”