Nearly two years after sharing her last solo single, Camila Cabello returned with “Don’t Go Yet,” which will hopefully bring her fans closer to the arrival of her third album. Less than a day after releasing the song, she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for her debut performance of the track, and while it went well, it didn’t go without controversy.
Shortly after the performance, Cabello received a lot of attention after many on social media accused her backup dancer of wearing blackface. As a result, she took to Twitter to address the accusations and clear things up.
the familia invaded @fallontonight last night 😻 #DontGoYet @jimmyfallon
on my team we try to create a culture of kindness, joy, & love & you could feel that this week. none of this could be possible without the dream team that makes it happen & the fans that continue to support pic.twitter.com/P001TjnLyw
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 24, 2021
“Hey! so this dude was just supposed to be a white man with a terrible spray tan,” in a note she posted on Twitter. “We purposefully tried to pull together a multicultural group of performers, the expectation was not that everyone in the performance needed to be Latin. There are white people, African American people, Latin people, etc. and so the point wasn’t to try to make everyone look Latin either. There are a lot of people in the performance who are not.” She concluded, “The point was to try to make each person look like an over-the-top 80’s character just like in the video, including a white dude with a terrible orange spray tan.”
You can watch her performance.