Tinashe On Her Disconnect With The Black Community
Tinashe is getting dragged through the streets of social media after sharing her feelings about her disconnect with the black community.
In an interview with The Guardian, the “2 On” singer discussed colorism in the black community and said she never “fully fit into the black community.”
She also added that we didn’t “fully accept” her either.
Tinashe says is “confused by the disconnect.”
Via The Guardian:
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.”
It felt like they almost had to sacrifice someone because there wasn’t enough room, which isn’t true. Ciara’s an amazing artist, Beyoncé’s an amazing artist, Rihanna’s an amazing artist, and they’re all very different!
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.
I can honestly say the only disconnect I have with Tinashe is her music. I’ve tried, but just can’t seem to get jiggy with it.
Meanwhile on Twitter….continue reading page 2.