GIRL, WHAT!?: Tinasha Says Black People Don’t Buy Her Music Because She’s Not Black like Beyoncé or Rihanna, But Mixed: “It’s Colorism!”
13.06.17

Tinashe has been on the music scene for a minute now, but, unfortunately, her career has not gone the way she had intended. The singer recently revealed why she believes she hasn’t gotten a fair shake in the industry, but social media is not feeling her explanation.

In an interview with The Guardian, published on Monday (Jun. 12), the mixed singer blamed colorism for the reason her music doesn’t reach Beyoncé or Rihanna sales.

“There’s colorism involved in the black community, which is very apparent. It’s about trying to find a balance where I’m a mixed woman, and sometimes I feel like I don’t fully fit into the black community; they don’t fully accept me, even though I see myself as a black woman. That disconnect is confusing sometimes. I am what I am.”

The comments did not go over well with Black Twitter, causing the singer of Zimbabwean and Danish descent to be a trending topic. Users were quick to point out that Tinashe’s light complexion is not the reason her music doesn’t sell well, while many didn’t even know she was mixed.

The 24-year-old may have valid criticisms of the hip-hop industry, but marketing is also a key factor. Unless you can rest solely on your talent and personality, it takes a team of people to support and promote the artist to the masses. Unfortunately, as Black Twitter pointed out, Tinashe’s team has failed to properly manage her.



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