see also Melanie B
of the Spice Girls. She was the black one with
the sexy voice and penchant for leopard skin.
Had a number one single "I Want You Back" featuring Missy Elliott. Also two other top 5 singles "Tell Me" and "Feels So Good". Plus two more top 20 singles "Lullaby and "Word Up".
Also an album "Hot" and a bestselling autobiography "Catch A Fire".
Now an actress.
Can be used to signify sexiness or "token black"-ness.