Tinashe’s Colorism Comments Land The Singer In Hot Water

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During a recent interview, the singer talked about the struggles she faces in the industry because of her race.

A recent interview has landed Tinashe in hot water.

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The singer spoke to The Guardian about race and working in the entertainment industry, but there’s one moment in the interview that folks weren’t to happy about. 

The singer expressed her disappointment with the way the industry handles female entertainers, saying, "It felt like they almost had to sacrifice someone because there wasn’t enough room, which isn’t true. Ciara’s an amazing artist, Beyoncé’s an amazing artist, Rihanna’s an amazing artist, and they’re all very different!”

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She went on to add that being biracial has often be difficult as well because “there’s colourism 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.”

Social media was quick to take nuggets from the interview went viral. 

https://twitter.com/VirgoJ24/status/874628368150528001

 

https://twitter.com/delafro_/status/874622704342749184

 

https://twitter.com/thirdeyesquints/status/874641388834439168

 

https://twitter.com/Prettyy_THICK/status/874608920974811136

 

https://twitter.com/PrinceHAK33M/status/874608481327886336

 

https://twitter.com/SzaKyd/status/874606299979403264

 

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The singer has responded to the blacklash on Twitter, telling one user, “things are completely taken out of context.”

https://twitter.com/Tinashe/status/874663638237233155

 

https://twitter.com/Tinashe/status/874667420434157568

She went on to clarify that the chunk of the interview going viral had been taken out of context and that the interview was about life in general. 

"The article framed it as such, about success in music, where as the conversation we had was about my experiences growing up in general.”

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