Kendrick Lamar did an interview while shooting his music video “Poetic Justice” where he talks about how they cast the lead model. Lamar said that the darker tone model, Brittany Sky was chosen over a lighter one because you don’t see different tones in videos. While Lamar was vocal about his love for all skin tones, he made sure to point out that darker women should be represented more. Every skin type is beautiful. Brittany Sky, she’s stunning. I love that Kendrick Lamar spoke openly about what is considered “attractive” in music videos. Why don’t we love the way we are, skin color and all. Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” video is definitely one of our favorites of the year thus far. K. Dot and Drake may not have gotten their Janet Jackson cameo, so the two play out a tragic love triangle instead. But who knew there was also a dramatic back story during in the making of the video? Kendrick’s love interest, model Brittany Sky, almost didn’t make the final cut. In part 2 of Info’s exclusive backstage interview with KL, the rapper revealed why he fired the original leading lady on set, and plucked Sky out of the crowd of extras… “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 feels like it needs that balance.“ UPDATE: Kendrick wanted to make it clear that he just wanted to be all-inclusive. Which we fully respect. And apologies if our original tweet made it seem anything otherwise. A better title would be “All Shades Represent…Combating the Music Industry Norm With ‘Poetic Justice’.”