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Tyla on 'The Breakfast Club' (YouTube)

Tyla became water on “The Breakfast Club” when she refused to answer Charlamagne Tha God’s question about her identity.

The 22-year-old South African singer caused a lot of chatter when she said she was “coloured” in a previous interview. 

When Charlamagne asked Tyla to clarify what it means to be “coloured,” Tyla turned in her chair and looked directly at her team who immediately stepped in to shut down the question. 

Watch the clip below.


Tyla took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight!

The Grammy Award-winning singer wrote:

I’m mixed with Black/Zulu, Irish, Mauritian/Indian, and Coloured.

She added, “In SouthA I would be classified as a Coloured woman and other placed I would be classified as a Black woman.”

In closing, Tyla wrote: 

I don’t expect to be identified as Coloured outside of SouthA by anyone not comfortable doing so because I understand the weight of that word outside of SA. 

But, to close this conversation, I’m both Coloured in South Africa and a Black woman.

See her statement below. 

Twitter chimed in on Tyla’s “Breakfast Club” interview and praised her for not answering the question.

Meanwhile, on Instagram, the energy about Tyla is a tad different.

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