Black Twitter was not here for Tinashe’s recent comments regarding her career.
The singer recently sat down with The Guardian in which she discussed her thoughts on colorism in the black community.
“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.”
While colorism is an issue in the black community, Twitter felt this was not the issue regarding The Flame singer.
It's not a colorism issue. That fact is, we just don't see it for u sis.
— april♡Mae♡june (@Prettyy_THICK) June 13, 2017
Tinashe's issue is her image. All she gotta do is switch it up and fire everyone in charge of her marketing and PR. Hire from the TL. Lol
— T'Challa Fett (@thirdeyesquints) June 13, 2017
Beyonce is light skinned. Mariah Carey is biracial. Rihanna is light skinned. J Cole & Drake are biracial.
We're just not into YOU Tinashe
— miss a city unseen (@CNRush) June 13, 2017
It’s apparent that everyone is just not a fan of Tinashe. There are several successful biracial entertainers (Drake, J Cole, Mariah Carey)
“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.”
Maybe a rebranding can save the issues she’s facing,