The internet almost exploded when pictures of India Arie’s latest album cover hit.
It didn’t look like the rich, chocolate-skinned girl who famously sang about her brown skin. It looked like, well, a lighter version of herself. Immediately, her fans wanted to know: did she bleach her skin?
She responded via Twitter promptly: no.
Her new single is called “Cocoa Butter,” and even though the cover art appears to look as is the soul singer caked on some over-the-counter bleaching cream, she didn’t!
She explains via Twitter that:
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!!”