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take a look: India.Arie – ‘Cocoa Butter’ (video premiere)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Grammy-winning soul music vocalist, India.Arie has dropped a new video for her latest single, “Cocoa Butter.”  If you recall, the record’s cover art was a controversial topic last March when it appeared that Arie had bleached her skin to look lighter. The singer, who is known for embracing her natural hair and dark-skinned tones, denied the claim and blamed her obvious brighter hue on “magnificent lighting.” From the looks of the video, Arie’s silky brown skin looks just as it did when we were first introduced to her in early 2001.

Check it out below and see for yourself:

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India’s Songversation  hits stores on June 25th.

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India.Arie denies lightening her skin for new album cover

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:

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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?

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listen up…India.Arie – “Cocoa Butter”

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

After a four-year hiatus, soulbird India.Arie is back with brand spankin’ new music.  Cocoa Butter  is the Grammy winner’s first single off her upcoming album, SongVersation.  India’s also going on the road this summer in support of the project.

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