What is a “Redbone”? and what does“ Redbone” mean?
Many artists over the past decade have used the term “redbone” when referring to a woman. But what is a “redbone”? and where does it come from? The term “Redbone” originated in Louisiana as a cajun term for a mixed-race woman, Lil Wayne popularized the term.
Turns out a “redbone” refers to a very attractive black woman who has red undertones in her hair and skin. Usually light or light caramel. So, redbones do not have a full African-American black skin, but rather the color of caramel. So when Wayne says “Redbone Mango right there”, he is referring to an attractive caramel-colored woman with beautiful mangoes (breasts).,
In the context, the term “yellowbone’ falls under the same category of an attractive lighter skinned woman. However, Yellowbone is considered the lightest type of light-skinned black woman, far lighter than a redbone.
The term “Redbone” was coined by Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Big Sean, Rich Homie Quan, The Game, Frank Ocean and many more.