Twitter has been on fire ever since an interview from The Guardian dropped where Tinashe blames colorism and the lack of acceptance from the Black community on her own lack of success, plainly put.
In the interview, the "2 On" singer expressed that she's wasn't really content with the direction her career is going in. "Things haven’t always gone according to my original plan, but that’s life, and things change." They eventually landed on the topic of colorism in the music industry, with Tinashe saying, "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," she continued, "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."
These comments didn't sit well with her fans (or anyone else).
There seems to be a general consensus that Tinashe's management is to blame, keeping her from a cohesive brand and not really reaching her intended target the way she'd hoped, at least according to fans.
However, not all reactions to her interview have been negative, with some fans applauding her critique of colorism and sexism in the music industry.
What do you think of Tinashe's statements?
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