India.Arie — I Didn’t Mean to Look Light-Skinned

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Afro-centric singer India.Arie — famous for singing about her “Brown Skin” — is now making excuses for the extremely light-skinned photo on the cover of her new single … telling friends, her skin was NOT intentionally whitewashed.

There”s been a lot of commotion about the new photo — ironically, for her new song, “Cocoa Butter” — because India”s skin is noticeably lighter than what she really looks like (“memba Beyonce).

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But the fact remains … India approved the photo, and HAD to notice it wasn”t a true reflection of her skin color.