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

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: ├óΓé¼╦£I’m a fan of Kehlani,’ but in a way that was like, ├óΓé¼╦£So I can’t be a fan of Tinashe, too.’ Then my friend posed the question, ├óΓé¼╦£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 Beyonc├â┬⌐ or Rihanna. It’s very, very strange.”

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

“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.”

Though she was referencing her school years, considering the context of the interview, it’s no wonder Twitter was in arms about her suggesting her skin color was to blame for her music career.

Take a look at some of the reactions (below)!

So, what do U think of the controversy??

P.S. You can read Tinashe’s full interview HERE for even more of her musings!

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 13, 2017 12:09pm PDT

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