K. Michelle Explained Why People Think She's Bleaching Her Skin

Mystery solved.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

For a while now, K. Michelle has been plagued by rumors that she's been lightening her skin, and those rumors only intensified when she debuted an unexpected new look last year. K's new sleek blonde bob took fans by surprise, but what really got the internet talking was the color of her skin, which some felt had to have been lightened.

Nearly two months later, K has finally addressed all the chit-chat via an Instagram post, declaring that she's not bleaching her skin — K revealed that she has rosacea, and the makeup she sometimes wears to cover it is to blame for the skin bleaching rumors.

"If you know me you know I hate getting in glam. I hate wearing any makeup since I've found comfort in NOT wearing it," she wrote. "Having skin Rosacea is something that can truly make you self conscious. Big red patches on my face as hateful people continue to make my skin a joke! I just said F*CK it. No makeup let me skin heal. Only makeup for appearances!"

"Its real idiots in the world. I'm a proud BLACK woman rocking MY melanin," she added.


Rosacea is described as "a condition that causes redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face," via the American Academy of Dermatology. So what do you think of K's big reveal? Will the skin bleaching rumors finally be put to rest?

[Photo: Getty Images]

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