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Ok before ya’ll be like Tinashe WHO??? She’s best know for her songs 2 On and Party Favors and most recently appeared on the latest season of Empire! Alright so Tinashe recently made some comments on the music game and colorism:

Tinashe Receives Backlash For Her Comments About Colorism In The Music Industry -blogged by @BenitaShae ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Tinashe is the latest celebrity to receive backlash about her views on colorism in the music industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a new interview with The Guardian, Tinashe commented on the idea that only a select few of black women can dominate the industry 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 a sport; people feel like they have to pick a side,” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “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.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She then expounded on her previous statements. "There's colorism involved in the black community, which is very apparent,” she told The Guardian. “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.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think colorism is the reason why Tinashe hasn't reached the level of success she desires? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?

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