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Tinashe Gets DRAGGED On Twitter After Speaking Out About Colorism In The Black Community

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Tinashe is getting heat!

Tinashe is trending on Twitter Tuesday, but not for the reasons she might like!

Following an interview with The Guardian, the Flame singer raised more than just eyebrows after speaking her thoughts on being biracial and the colorism in the black community.

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The half Danish and Zimbabwean artist revealed she's completely aware her career has stalled while her album Joyride still has yet to be released. Attributing it to sexism and how it's seen as there can only being a couple of successful black female artists at a time:

"Recently, my cousin was with a friend of a friend, who was in high school, and she was like: ‘I'm a fan of Kehlani,' but in a way that was like, ‘So I can't be a fan of Tinashe, too.' Then my friend posed the question, ‘Why not be a fan of both?' It's kind of like sport; people feel like they have to pick a side. 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."

But what really had Twitter heated were her thoughts on not fitting in:

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