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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:26 PM

T.I. Slams Sammy Sosa & Reveals His Theory Behind The Baseball Great's Unrecognizable New Appearance — Watch

By: Monya Fleming

T.I. Slams Sammy Sosa & Reveals His Theory Behind The Baseball Great's Unrecognizable New Appearance — Watch
Baseball legend Sammy Sosa had social media going nuts last week after photos of the former Chicago Cubs player with very light skin were released. Rapper T.I. believes he knows why Sosa has gone to such drastic measures, blaming it on "self-hate."

Sosa recently was photographed in London with drastically lighter skin since when he played for the Cubs. The 48-year-old's skin was previously pretty dark and now he looks very white.

Sammy's skin has gradually gotten lighter and lighter since his retirement in 2009. 


TMZ recently spotted T.I. at the Los Angeles airport and asked the rapper about his opinion on Sosa's bleached appearance. The rapper shook his head and simply commented, "Self-hate." 

Watch the clip below: 

T.I. isn't the only one curious about Sosa's decision to lighten his skin so drastically.

So baseball legend Sammy Sosa is white now?!?!? Looking like the Wayne's brothers without the wigs in white chicks.😱😔😔😔 #sammysosa #mlb #bleachingcream #whitechicks

For years, Sosa denied claims he was lightening his skin. However, the Dominican slugger finally admitted his skin cream had resulted in his lighter complexion.

Sammy discussed his lighter skin color with Univision’s Primer Impacto, explaining, "It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some. It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin] but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily."

Sosa added, "What happened was that I had been using the cream for a long time and that, combined with the bright TV lights, made my face look whiter than it really is. I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson."

However, most people would have to disagree. The former Cubs player is nearly unrecognizable these days. 

One Twitter user remarked that Sosa is the definition of the racism that exists in the Dominican Republic, saying that Sosa wants to look white but still occasionally be part of the black community. 

Told you I was gonna go in on #SammySosa until he becomes black again . . . #dominicansbelike #dominicanproblems

The person tweeted, "Sammy Sosa is the epitome of Anti-Blackness from the Dominican Republic, and wanting to be white but wanting to partake in Black Culture."

It saddens us. #SammySosa

What do you think of Sammy's drastic change in skin color?

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