29 March 2013 10:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

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?).But sources close to India tell TMZ, »

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