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Beyonce's 'black' photos spark row

Singer Beyonce has sparked controversy by donning dark black make-up for a photo shoot. The magazine has been hit by complaints about the emphasis on the African colour.

entertainment Updated: Feb 26, 2011 15:43 IST

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Singer Beyonce has sparked controversy by donning dark black make-up for a magazine shoot.



The singer was supposed to look like African royalty for French fashion magazine L'Officiel Paris, but the magazine was hit by complaints about the super black look, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"She was paying homage to African queen," said a spokesperson from the magazine.

"As you can see, her face was voluntarily darkened. The inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face."