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Eric Benet shut it down at the 2012 Macy’s Music Festival Friday night. We just caught wind of some controversy surrounding his latest music…

While Eric Benet’s album “The One” is a certified fan favorite, there are some who are finding fault with a certain song on the compilation called “Redbone Girl” featuring Lil Wayne. The song plays on the term to describe light-skinned women, and some think the song promotes a racist standard of beauty.

Addressing the controversy, Benet told CBS Local, “I did a song called “Chocolate Legs’ about my experience with a dark skin lady. There was no anger or uproar of ‘How dare you.’ So “Redbone Gir” is one song about one experience about a girl who happens to be light complected but there was quite an uproar.” In his defense, the first thing said in the song is “I love all women.” READ MORE!