Sammy Sosa says gossip about his skin tone is the devil talking

Baseball slugger Sammy Sosa isn't letting anyone who questions his ever lighter complexion get him down, in fact he dismisses the critics as the 'devil talking.'

Sosa, 49, who once compared himself to Jesus because of Chicago's treatment of him while he was playing for the Cubs in the 90s, sat down with NBC Sports Chicago and discussed critics.

'They don't know me. They don't put food on my table. They don't pay my bill,' Sosa said. 'You don't need negative in life. You need positive.'

Sammy Sosa says he refuses to listen to critics of his much lighter complexion as negative words are just the devil talking 

Sammy Sosa says he refuses to listen to critics of his much lighter complexion as negative words are just the devil talking 

Worlds of difference: Sosa, pictured in 2002 playing for the Cubs, looks unrecognizable compared to his current appearance 

Worlds of difference: Sosa, pictured in 2002 playing for the Cubs, looks unrecognizable compared to his current appearance 

'Why do you want to listen to people who ruin your day? That's impossible. I stay away from that. You know what I mean? That's the devil talking,' he said laughing.

Sosa also touched on how he is today outside of his looks. He said 'When I retired I got my own job, I have my own company, I'm comfortable and thank God I have my beautiful family.'

Sosa is the CEO of a company that specializes in needleless drug injections.

He also touched on his faith. 

'I believe in God, thank God it made me stronger

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