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12/07/2012 06:10 pm ET

Tamar Braxton Vitiligo: Singer Responds To Skin Bleaching Rumors

Tamar Braxton, has successfully managed to step out from her big sister Toni's shadow. After owning her screen time during the family's successful reality show "Braxton Family Values," the charismatic entertainer scored a spin-off with her record-executive husband Vincent Herbert for "Tamar & Vince."

But the youngest Braxton sister has quickly learned that life in the limelight has its share of challenges. After rumors began to swirl about the star bleaching her skin and getting plastic surgery, she responded to the theories during an interview with Bossip, ultimately revealing a skin condition.

"I just want to know what time do I have to do that," she told the site. "If you really think about it, we've been shooting 'Braxton Family Values' for two years and then in between that it was 'Tamar & Vince,' and now we're back into production with 'Braxton Family Values.' So when did she change her face? I just think I grew up and I don't look the same that I did when I was 19. I don't think any of us do."

Tamar's husband Vince came to his wife's defense not only saying she is beautiful as is, but also providing a bit more of an explanation as to why her skin has caught people's attention.

"Actually, Tamar has the same thing that Michael Jackson had."

Braxton clarified her husband's statement, saying she has vitiligo, but quickly changed the subject.

Truth be told, the reality star turned solo artist has a lot more to focus her attention on. Her new single "Love and War" soared to number one on iTunes only 24 hours after it was digitally released. The song's debut coincided perfectly with the season finale of "Tamar & Vince" which aired last night on WE tv.

The singer originally opened up to The Huffington Post about what fans would see on the show, and she certainly didn't disappoint. Throughout the season, viewers got a small dose of album tracks and a sneak peak at studio sessions and photo shoots for the singer's upcoming album.

With a new season of "Braxton Family Values" on the way, and a solo album dropping any day, fans are surely going to get all the Tamar they want.

Check out the star's song below and let us know what you think of the track in the comments.

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