Tinashe has been a trending topic today due to comments made and TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT (as per usual) from her interview with The Guardian.
It’s been 18 months since the half Danish and Zimbabwean artist announced her sophomore album Joyride would be released, yet fans still haven’t heard the project. And while many are aware of the difficulty of the music business, the “2 On” singer says there’s an additional challenge she experiences due to her being mixed-race.
There’s colorism involved in the black community, which is very apparent,” Tinashe said. “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.”. She went on to discuss the double standard in regards to black men and women in the industry….”There are hundreds of [male] rappers that all look the same, that sound the same, but if you’re a black woman, you’re either Beyoncé or Rihanna. It’s very, very strange.” .
I think Aquarius was a bomb ass album… Her music isn’t for everyone but I dig it. It’s different. But I have to agree… the industry definitely pits black women against one another.
Yes…100% The Industry pits black women against black women and it doesn’t matter what category they are in. whether it be Rap, R & B, or Pop. But in Tinshae’s case, I think it’s a combination of her music and the fact that she doesn’t really stand out that makes her forgettable to black folks, and that has NOTHING to do with her being black.
Beyonce, Solange, and Rihanna, are all light skinned. Mariah Carey, Alicia Keyes, J. Cole, and Drake, are all mixed. Black folks LOVE ALL OF THEM for different reasons and mainly because each one has a talent or talents that STANDS out…something to cling to whether it be a great vocals, dope ass lyrics, playing an instrument, being a fashion trendsetter, or having a kick ass show. With Tinshae??? We don’t get not one of those 🙁 On another note, black folks change their mind all the time…just ask Solange…she lived in her sister’s shadow for years and now, she’s a star in her own right. So hang in there Tinshae…maybe it just isn’t your time at the moment, but it doesn’t mean your time isn’t coming up soon! 😉
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