Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Soul music vocalist India.Arie took to Twitter recently to shut down the rumors that she lightened her skin.

Apparently, fans of the “Brown Skin” singer thought she looked a little lighter than usual for the cover art of her new album “Cocoa Butter.” Arie, known for celebrating her curves, natural hair and dark skinned tones, laughs at the accusation and attributes the brighter hues to “magnificent” lighting. She also gives four reasons why she has not bleached her skin:

new-music-india-arie-cocoa-butter1.jpg21. I would 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 that’s all ME!

At any rate, Arie welcomes the conversation but assures fans that she is very happy with the skin she is in. “Personally speaking! i’m happy to say I have NOT BLEACHED my skin LOL! ROTF at the thought.”

What are your thoughts about the situation? Do you think she has bleached her skin or do you think the picture was photoshopped to maker her look lighter?