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India Arie Denies ‘Skin Bleaching,’ Answers To Cover Photo Controversy

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India Arie Denies ‘Skin Bleaching,’ Answers To Cover Photo Controversy

R&B/soul singer India Arie is laughing at the idea that she would actually bleach her skin, following allegations that she was "lightened" on cover artwork for her latest single.

Addressing those allegations via Twitter Friday, Arie said she loves herself and there is no way that she would endanger her health by using bleaching soaps and things like that.

"Personally speaking I'm happy to say I have NOT BLEACHED my skin LOL! ROTF at the thought," Arie shared on Twitter, following up with a list of reasons why.

1. I wouldn't endanger my health that way

2. i'm so in love with myself I have no DESIRE to BLEACH myself. Lol

3. The GLOW you see IS (magnificent) lighting

4. THE LIGHT you see, Well thats all ME!!

Looking beyond the issue of her single cover, India Arie says racism/colorism is so much larger of an issue…

"Politically speaking racism/colorism in the black community is a MUUUUUUUCH larger THAT I'd LOVE to "shed light on"..that conversation IS REAL, …let's keep talking. #SongVersation #soulbirdsworldwide Big love to ALL #soulbirdsworldwide," wrote Arie.

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