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Tinashe Scorches For ‘Galore’

Published: Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017 by Sam

Cop a gander of Tinashe!

The R&B starlet brings the heat to the Summer 2017 issue of Galore Magazine.

Like many, we’re still wondering where her ‘Joyride’ album is. But we’re sure no one will be complaining given the gift of these sizzling snaps.

Within her interview, the singer opens up about sexism in the music industry, as well as her dating life.

Peep pics and quotes below…

On The Performance Of Recent Single ‘Flame’

“I’m excited about it, thank you. I don’t think you ever know. You have high hopes for every single you release but it’s so competitive. And the thing is you’re always so emotionally invested in every single song that you almost don’t wanna set expectations because it can be extremely emotional.

It can be devastating if it feels like something you really put your heart and soul into gets overlooked, because each song is such an important, personal thing.”

On Whether She’s Experienced Sexism:

[I absolutely have] More so towards the beginning of my career, and now it’s more like in smaller ways. It’s hard to point your finger, like that was sexist, because it’s a little bit less obvious as far as privilege that male artists get over female artists, whether it be at shows or how people treat them in different work environments.

The most blatant sexism I received was more toward the beginning of my career when people thought of me more as a cute girl who got a deal who didn’t necessarily earn her place here. It was an attitude of, “okay, this girl is hot,” and a lot of people just really objectifying me in studio situations when I’m trying to make a song with a producer or writer.

Especially because I was only like 18, 19 at the time, there were a lot of older guys seemingly more interested in the physical aspect or the sexual aspect of potentially working with me rather than making a good song. Which is obviously frustrating and a little bit upsetting. But as I gained respect as a songwriter, [and] as someone who deserves to be here, it happens to me less. At least to my face.

On Dating:

“As far as my personal and dating life, it’s relatively nonexistent. Half because I really don’t have the time and don’t make it a priority. Whenever I do get involved with someone, I don’t wanna just sabotage it right away [by going public]. Like it’s gotta be a real thing for me if I’m gonna get involved.”

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH August 2, 2017

    Beautiful girl without a sound or a lane like Rita.

  2. Hillary August 2, 2017

    I will still be buying Joyride no matter when it is released. She may face the struggle of breaking into the charts, but her albums never disappoint and are always of high quality. Everyone makes fun of her for having a hard time charting but look at her peers, they are also struggling. Camila for instance has had much more exposure and success through Fifth Harmony but as a solo artist she has yet to crack top 40. Charli also has struggled to chart after the success of Boom Clap and the sales of Sucker were low for an album with a top 10 hit even though that song was made for a film soundtrack. SZA only has one song that charted. Nobody makes fun of these other girls though when they are in the same boast as Tinashe. It’s not her fault that the music industry is already saturated nor is it her fault that RCA has mismanaged her career since the beginning. They pick the worst singles for her and are wasting the potential she has as an R&B singer for Pop singles made by outdated producers.

    • 4everBrandy_Ci August 2, 2017

      Exactly! And some of these delusional people want to label these artist “flops” because of low sales and not charting high on the charts. They don’t support them and for Tinashe to explain to her fans that it’s messed up how artist such as her don’t get supported enough as well for other artist. You mentioned other artist that have the exact issue as Tinashe. Tinashe’s management needs to promote her and a new single needs to be released because “Flame” is a solid record but it’s not gaining the proper support to get it promoted. It’s just messed up how things are with this current because she has all the elements of an entertainer.

      • Jasmine August 2, 2017

        How many flop singles does one need? There has been like 10 lead singles from Joyride and they all flopped. After a while it is not the material but the artist trying to sell it. People have the right to call a flop a flop. Facts. Period.

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine

        You’re the issue along with these delusional people that don’t support artist just because they don’t have the “It” factor. You can take that b.s. somewhere because the way the record business is now it’s a reason there needs to be a revamp period. Hilary went in on your behind and you’re just a troll that has nothing else to do but comment on how someone is a “flop”, “one hit wonder” and it’s pathetic how you wack ass has the audacity to belittle someone who actually takes their career seriously. Tinashe has stated many occasions how backwards the record business is. You can’t seem to get your head out your ass and THINK critcally. You and the rest of these delusional naysayers LACK the ability to connect. She has released singles that could’ve been hits but the issue is her label isn’t promoting her enough. But she continues to book stages and promote her damn self. She’s not going to sit around and wait for the label to have a say so but they don’t put in enough to promote her. You can just have the entire row of seats. I support artist because I want to and I don’t give a f*** about how much they sell or the charts. If they sell low numbers and don’t chart regardless I will support them because I understand how frustrating it is to sell a product but it doesn’t get promoted and the lack of resources. Tinashe is Tinashe and the fact of the matter is she will have her fans to support her. You’re a typical troll with no sense of logic and I’m just sitting here laughing my ass off how pathetic you are to tear someone down just to do so. #TeamTinashe

    • Hillary August 3, 2017

      @Jasmine Lmao. Girl please. You’re pressed. Commenting on every supportive comment about Tinashe to be negative. 10 singles? Player did well on the R&B charts, Superlove and Flame, which both did okay on Rhythmic. That is 3 singles. Company was a single for Nightride and Party Favors was a promo single released to give a preview of the album direction. Tinashe’s first album held a top 40 single and 2 singles that were hits on R&B radio. The problem is obviously the single choices that RCA chooses to release. Tinashe is not big enough to be choosing her own singles with a 360 deal. RCA chose to release both Superlove and Flame, which are both bubblegum pop for an artist that people recognized through R&B records. You cannot introduce an artist as an R&B singer and then try to put out the next album with a completely different genre of singles that don’t fit the swag they debuted with. Player was not given any large promo slots, Superlove was promoted on MTV’s Wonderland, which nobody watched and was cancelled, and Flame was given one Jimmy Fallon performance on a weekday. That is not what I call good promotion from a label. When other labels try to break in a new artist, they have them everywhere and the style of music for that artist is cohesive until the artist builds a solid fanbase to start experimenting. Ari’s first 2 albums had very similar styles and she did not start experimenting with other genres until Dangerous Woman. So let’s not act like Tinashe is the reason that her singles haven’t charted. There are a whole bunch of people who agree that her best music was her mixtape material that she did on her own. People did not start losing interest in her music until she was with RCA. It’s clear it’s not her thats the problem. If RCA would allow her to put out R&B singles and send them to urban radio, she would be able to build a solid fanbase and be recognized for the type of music that suits her best.

      • Jasmine August 3, 2017

        @Hillary. Girl Bye. I want Tinashe to win but I’m a realist and call it like it really is. If she has the IT factor it would not matter what the material is and she would be selling it. She is a one hit wonder with 2 on peaking at 24 on the Billboard charts. That is a fact. That is not just my opinion. #Facts. You saying she is this and that and having the potential to be blah is just your opinion but not a proven fact in any way. You are just playing the blame game but if your fav cannot sell records just face the facts. If an artist cannot sell records then they don’t have the IT factor. Period. Making excuses for it is very elementary level and I have a master’s degree so miss me with the name-calling game (calling me pressed) because everyone on here knows I will drag you dear.

      • KARMABISH August 3, 2017

        Dear Jasmine IKNOWBETTER, so the IT factor is the only way to sell records? That proves that you don’t know what you’re talking about, stay in ya lane and shut your mouth you will look less ridiculous.

      • Jasmine August 3, 2017

        Dont twist my words! I said an artist that cannot sell records does not bave the IT factor!

      • Hillary August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine Hahaha! Maybe to you records need to be sold to have the “IT factor,” but that’s delusional when the current state of the industry has people out here debuting with single sales of less than 10k in the opening week. Based on your logic 75% of current artists need to sit down and never make music again. Hundreds of artists aren’t going to retire in their 20’s because some internet troll thinks they should. There are only a few acts that really sell records right now and even these people struggle to sell 1,000,000 physical units. Evidently these labels see potential in artists who haven’t charted if they are still willing to pay for them to continue recording. You have every right to call a single that didn’t make the Hot 100 a flop, but your logic is ridiculous. And sister the only person you are dragging is yourself from the moment that you claimed to have a Master’s degree and called another person’s opinion “elementary” for being different from yours, right after you whined that a person has a right to call a song a flop. If you have a Master’s degree then why don’t you go make yourself useful instead of spending your days on a blog commenting against any artist who you don’t think has the “IT factor.” If you aren’t a music industry executive then your opinion is no better or worse than mine and anybody else on this site. If you were really that gifted, you would not be here bickering and waiting for replies. That Master’s degree of yours must have been a bad investment. Don’t act like you’re more mature by calling people “elementary” when it is you and only you who has decided to spend time arguing with teenagers over their “fave” on a music blog. Settle down.

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine

        So if you want her to win then how about you support. If not then you’re not here for her period. Hilary stated everything that is valid. Tinashe has released solid material and yet she’s not getting enough support.

      • Jasmine August 3, 2017

        @4everBrandy_Ci and @Hillary Do not call me “delusional” or a “troll”. A b|tch is only as good as her last h|t and if her sh|t ain’t hitting then it is a flop! You both suffer delusion not me! I want Tinashe to win and I would buy her music if she put out something worthy of my money or streaming. No one has an obligation to support your fav. There are thousands of artists out there. RCA records has other artists including Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Pink, and they are not flopping. Fans like you contribute to the reasons why Tinashe continues to flop. You don’t demand better quality music and unrealistically think consumers are going to support her mediocre pop music when the people that are charting are putting out much better / creative music that resonates with consumers and radio. Both of you b|tches are beneath me. You can go f|uck a s|ck d|ck, crawl back in the gutter you slithered out of, and stop your whining about why consumers are not ‘fulfilling their obligation’ to buy basic medocre music from Tinash.

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine

        You’re pressed sweetheart. All of these artist you mentioned get promoted or in some cases get barely promoted. You’re a typical troll and of course how you’re swearing up and down Tinashe isn’t going to get further that shows how pathetic you troll on here just to say she’s this that and the third. Go somewhere as I stated because you can’t handle the reality of these artist trying to get their stuff promoted and trolls such as yourself claim you don’t support them so be it. But to tear them down is on another level of wackness and pathetic. You can say what you want but Tinashe will continue to grow as an entertainer. #SitDownTroll

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        I meant “trolls.”

      • Jasmine August 3, 2017

        4everBrandy_Ci According to you she is under a 360 contract so to be honest even if I bought her new music I am not really “supporting” her. I would be supporting her record label. Instead of calling me names why don’t you list some songs that people should be “supporting.” I did not like Company, Superlove, or Flame but actually I did purchase Player (featuring Chris Brown). Perhaps I am missing out on new singles she has put out besides the aforementioned and if you named the songs you feel are worthy of “supporting” I would love to check them out.

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine

        You didn’t like the records that’s fine. I don’t have an issue with that period. I have an issue with people not seeing things clearly. And just jumping to conclusions. However I’m saying what the rest of people that understand how messed up some of these record labels are.

    • Hillary August 3, 2017

      @Jasmine Sweetie, you need to think before you get bent out of shape. Multiple replies before your last you were sitting there talking about “miss me with the name-calling,” and here you are calling 4everBrandy_Ci and I “b#%ches” because we don’t agree with you. Just for the record, nobody is blaming you or anyone else for not supporting her, nor did I say you should be supporting her. My argument was the label’s handling of her music direction. If you honestly think the fans are responsible for her failing to chart you are definitely delusional and are discussing a fanbase you know nothing about. The SweeTees have been saying for the past 2 years that Tinashe needs to go back to her R&B roots, so sit down with your claims that we aren’t demanding better music because we have been. If you honestly think Aquarius and Nightride were not worth money, you have not played either album in full. Aquarius alone made 10+ critc’s lists for best R&B albums of 2014 and Nightride is one of her strongest works lyrically. You implying that the songs that are on the Hot 100 are the cream of the crop just shows you are a crowd follower. There are 1,000’s of talented artists out there who are far more talented than Hot 100 artists who cater to Top 40. And btw, I don’t believe for one second that you have a Master’s degree when you are so immature that after a disagreement about music you resorted to telling people they can go f*&$ing s#%@ a d^%k. You definitely wouldn’t last in the professional world and nobody on this site is scared of you or intimidated by you.

      • Jasmine August 4, 2017

        @Hillary the reason I called you a b|tch has nothing to do with a “disagreement about music” but rather is a response to you calling me names such as “pressed”, “troll”, “bent out of shape”, and plenty of other stuff. Remember when you call people names you open the gate for them to address you however they want! I could care less whether or not you believe I have a Master’s degree. When I mentioned that I said it out of sarcasm to let you know that your arguments are elementary level while my points are on a graduate level status. It is not my fault you took the comment so seriously. In reality I do have a Master’s degree. You brought up my degree like 7 or 8 times so far so obviously you are pressed because you don’t have one. In my world it is fairly common to have a master’s degree and you certainly don’t have to be stuck up or unable to pick up on sarcasm to have one.

    • Hillary August 4, 2017

      I brought up your degree 3 times, so now it’s safe to say that the degree is not in math. You brought that into this yourself by acting like it made your opinion more valid than anyone else’s. After this you destroyed your own argument by saying it’s so common in your “world.” Sweetie if it’s so common then stop using it to support your arguments, which are simply opinions. And God bless that university who gave you that degree because “pressed,” “troll,” and “bent out of shape,” does not classify as name-calling, they were stated to describe your aggressive behavior, so it’s obvious your skills in both reading comprehension and logical reasoning are diminished at best. Your “world” is not of professional or academic excellence because you don’t have enough responsibilities to keep you busy and instead are in your 20’s arguing with teenagers on here. The fact you think your degree bothers people is laughable when as a teenager, I don’t have that opportunity yet. You are implying I’m stuck up when you’re the same person who stated I was beneath you and that “everyone on this site” knows you will drag them as if you look at your constant presence on a blog as an achievement. There is nothing ironic about your “elementary” statement so it does not classify as sarcasm, get a dictionary. There is also nothing “stuck up,” about calling someone out for being poorly skilled as a debater and for being hypocritical. The more you comment acting belligerent just makes your credibility look foolish.

      • Jasmine August 5, 2017

        Girl Bye. You want me to argue and debate you but I’m just having fun with you dear. Loosen up and stop taking things so serious. If my comments are so belligerent and threatening then why are you talking to me? Deep down you know that what I wrote was written in sarcasm and in jest. This is a music blog not school.

    • Hillary August 5, 2017

      @Jasmine, you are arguing and debating girl. And maybe you need to take your own advice, because you’re the one sitting here making this music blog a “school” talking about “your points are elementary and my points are on graduate level,” when in reality you have contradicted every point you’ve tried to make and failed to support your points by jumping to something else. You were the one using exclamation points and calling people b%[email protected] and telling people to “go f$#@ing s$%# a d&[email protected],” so it’s clear I’m not the one acting tight. Threatening and belligerent are not used interchangeably, belligerent conveys aggressiveness while threatening conveys frightening. Your comments were never threatening, but instead childish, laughable, and implausible. I’ll stop “talking to you,” when you can act like an adult, when you can stop contradicting yourself, and when you can rid of this sanctimonious attitude you have.

  3. SNF August 2, 2017

    She seems to have all the components to be a success except the music… 🙄

    • Fancy BISH August 2, 2017

      *Sips Perrier with strawberries* lol

  4. Jeans August 2, 2017

    That first pic is everything!!! Those legs! Marketed properly, she could be a huge artist.

  5. 4everBrandy_Ci August 2, 2017

    I will support Tinashe and she is being honest about the current state of records. She’s a very versatile artist that I have supported since day one. The issue is the oversaturated market for artist promoting their records is frustrating. She’s not the only artist that has put out solid records but she hasn’t got a lot of support from the general public because of this “there’s only has to be two of three artist” to get the support. I want her management to stay promoting her and I want “Joyride” to be released.

    • Jasmine August 2, 2017

      @4everBrandy_Ci…Here I’ll translate for you. Tinasi is the greatest artist ever, blah, blah, blah. She has had 20 number 1 singles on the invisible charts. It is her label’s fault, her management’s fault, her fans fault, and everyone else’s fault except hers she has not crossed over from the invisible charts to the Billboard 100 because there is no way on earth she lacks the IT factor that makes an artist sell records. Now let me go repeat myself on every Tinashi post and respond to every single comment from people with realistic opinions. LMAO

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 3, 2017

        @Jasmine

        You’re not translating a damn thing. Go somewhere and have seats. #TeamTinashe

  6. Jackx August 2, 2017

    I love tinashe and her music but I don’t think they should calling the album joyride anymore When this album journey seems like it’s been in works forever
    I mean the first single came out in 2015

    • 4everBrandy_Ci August 2, 2017

      The records Tinashe is recording matches with the emotion of what “Joyride” is suppose to be then she shouldn’t change it. I doubt she’s going to change the title of it and I want for “Joyride” to get the support.

  7. …I HATE WHITE B******. …and. BLACK B******. …both not s***… August 2, 2017

    TINASHE B ITCH FUC YOU AND YOUR MUSIC….AFTER THE STATEMENT YOU MADE…..FUC YOU B****……

  8. DanYiel Iman August 3, 2017

    I’m supporting Tinashe she sounds good & she need some EVERYONE’S SUPPORT!! 🎶

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