Lifestyle & Belief

India Arie skin lightening accusations not true, singer says


Singer India Arie performs Lupus Foundation of America Butterfly Gala 2012 at Gotham Hall on October 18, 2012 in New York City.


Larry Busacca

Fans of singer India Arie are unhappy with the cover image from her new single "Cocoa Butter." The problem? The image looks very different from how India Arie looks in real life. Particularly, the color of her skin is much lighter.

As the Huffington Post notes, this image is not a wise move for a singer known for promoting black beauty in hit songs like "Brown Skin"

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Some have even accused the singer of lightening her skin, but sources told TMZ that the light skin is merely the product of a camera flash.

And on Twitter, the singer wrote: "i'm happy to say I have NOT BLEACHED my skin LOL! ROTF at the thought."