The 37-year-old soulful singer was under fire recently after releasing the art work for her latest single, entitled “Cocoa Butter,” where she appears much lighter and many feel she’s ‘almost unrecognizable.’
The new cover shot caused quite a bit of backlash and accusations that the afro-centric neo-soul singer has been lightening her skin… so much so that India has been forced to hit the tweets to deny… deny… deny!
Here’s what India.Arie wants you to know about her skin tone…
TMZ reported that India’s “lightened” skin tone was merely the result of the camera flash and angle. They also added that the singer never asked to be lightened.
They also mades a valid point that India’s camp approved the photo without correcting the color of her skin.
What do you think of India.Arie’s new cover shot?
Are people taking the “skin bleaching” accusations too far?