Russian salon is slammed over 'racist' 3D nail art depicting rap star Cardi B with noticeably darker skin - with fans branding the design 'offensive'

Mail Online | 10/1/2017 | Latoya Gayle For Mailonline
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A salon was accused of racism over a 3D nail art design that depicted rap star Cardi B with markedly darker skin.

Nail Sunny, a Russian chain with more than 1.2million Instagram followers, posted a video of the manicure featuring a miniature replica of the musician, who is of Trinidadian and Dominican heritage.

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But while some fans posted their admiration at the intricate nail work, hundreds of others branded it 'offensive' as it made Cardi B several skin tones lighter than she is in reality.

The nail salon has since apologised, explaining the colour resulted from the type of product they used to paint the figure's skin.

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The nail design shows Cardi B, 25, sitting on a throne in a check suit with bright yellow hair - as on the cover of her recently-released debut album 'Invasion of Privacy'.

Sunny Nail posted a video showing how they created their look alongside a snap of the vibrant album cover, with the caption: 'Guess who? @iamcaridib please tag @iamcaridib'.

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The post was quickly met with hundreds of comments from followers who called for its removal, claiming Cardi B would be offended by how she has been depicted.

One posted: 'Just because Cardi is black doesn't mean that she has dark skin. y'all had a picture and everything.'

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Another person wrote: 'Why y'all paint her brown? Y'all could've left it the way it was and it would've been fine.'

A third added: 'When y’all do a Kardashian...
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