Singer India.Arie Laughs Off Skin-Lightening Talk

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — India.Arie is laughing off talk that she may have lightened her skin.

    The R&B songstress is known for singing about being authentic and celebrating one’s true self. But some accused India.Arie of lightening her skin when a publicity photo for her song “Cocoa Butter” released this week made it look as though she were several shades lighter than her dark brown complexion.

    But India.Arie took to Twitter on Friday to deny the accusations, saying she has no desire to bleach her skin because she loves herself and her brown skin “more than ever.” She also said that “magnificent lighting” is the cause for her “glow.”

    She added that she’d like to keep the conversation going, though, on the issue of racism and colorism in the black community.

    (Photos: AP)

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    3. I can see the obvious difference but I don’t think she bleached her skin. I think it’s just the makeup and lighting for the photo shoot though it may have been intentional and it looks like they touched up her features a bit. If this were Beyonce there would be many comments with people jumping to the bleaching conclusion but I don’t think that’s the case for either one. Now Lil’ Kim on the other hand….

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