Watch: Tinashe Performs Live At ‘Hot 97’s ‘Who’s Next’ Showcase

Published: Friday 11th Jul 2014 by David

While Beyonce can claim responsibility for earlier efforts made by Roc’s Rihanna and Rita Ora, her contemporary Ciara may find herself doing the same when introduced R&B newcomer Tinashe.

Undoubtedly inspired by the ‘Body Party’ chanteuse, the performer storms her genre’s crowded scene with a buzz that’s grown louder with every spin of new single ‘2 On’, produced by ‘Rack City’ maestro DJ Mustard.

So, ever eager to celebrate new talent, Hot 97′ invited the singer to perform at their ‘Who’s Next’ showcase recently, putting her live skills to the test!

How she fared?

You tell us below…

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  1. tits mcgee July 11, 2014

    Umm.. No.

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  2. 2ForTinashe July 11, 2014


    • NickiBeenBad July 11, 2014

      You obviously don’t follow him on twitter. Homeboy just said he thinks her performances are basic iho.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 11, 2014

      Dont thank him. He just basically said she is Ciara’s love child…… Tinashe is Janet Jackson’s child but really different!

      How disrespectful TGJ!

  3. TurntUp4Cici July 11, 2014

    Looks like someone finally cut that check.

  4. BeyBeyKing July 11, 2014

    But she can’t sing for s***.

  5. CiciFinnaBeABride July 11, 2014

    Not David calling her performances basic on twitter.

    • 2ForTinashe July 11, 2014

      Not ‘Ciara’ still not selling 200k.

  6. BadGyalRita July 11, 2014

    Lol is all I have to say.

  7. ~The Arcade~ July 11, 2014

    Co- sign on the ‘um… no’ tip, looks like someone is trying a little to hard to be on the controversy end, with the choice of clothing. #next

  8. AlexisAlsina July 11, 2014


  9. SexlijahBlake July 11, 2014

    I’m dissapointed that yall are even entertaining this wack b****.

    • SEVYNTHHEAVEN July 11, 2014

      Sis we don’t have to worry about a damn thing, Elijah, Sevyn and Rita will always be their faves.

      • LegendORA July 11, 2014

        I concur.

  10. CommanderKaty July 11, 2014

    What was that?

  11. HistoRih July 11, 2014

    The struggle to be s*** is real.

  12. GoodGollyMiley July 11, 2014


  13. Loco4Aiko July 11, 2014

    A poor man’s Ciara.

  14. BeeHive July 11, 2014

    She’s the definition of basic, the way her stan talks s***, you’d think she’s all that. Bye Felicia.

  15. IggyLongstocking July 11, 2014

    So she finally got TGJ to cosign her. That’s cute, still doesn’t change the fact that she’s stiffer Nicki’s plastic booty.

  16. Casual-T July 11, 2014

    Britney-level vocals aside, the song by Mapei (starts about 6:20) was fire. I hope a label puts some money behind it, b/c she’s got a hit on her hands.

  17. IggyLongstocking July 11, 2014

    TGJ helped to put Iggy on back in 2011 but she made it to the top by herself because she’s a dope artist and is the best female rapper out now hands down. I don’t know what they can do to help this Mila J wannabe tho.

    • K.Rebelle July 11, 2014

      The first part of your comment is true, but the second half is faker than Iggy’s accent so stop.

  18. Ciara (The Female MJ) July 11, 2014

    Does anyone else feel bad for dragging their Elijah Blake threads, like HE can actually sing.

  19. ~The Arcade~ July 11, 2014

    I listened to one of her mixtapes recently, and thought hmmm this is actually good… but what I just saw above compared to what I’d heard mixtape, jeez you would think they are two different artists.

    • ~The Arcade~ July 11, 2014

      what I’d heard on her mixtape*

  20. Aunt_Jackie July 11, 2014

    She just seems to smell of payola to me. I hear basic vocals and see basic, overtrained dancing.

    Not appealing…..

  21. TRUTH SERUM July 11, 2014

    If I see one more light skinned or mixed black girl with mediocre talent I’m going to scream!!!! Give us more variety and some oustanding talent. Sorry … Not sorry!

    Where’s that Tinashe troll thats always stalking the talented singers.. Lucy, you got some explaining to do.

    • rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014

      Azalea banks could have broken that mold, but she fell into trap and set dark skin women back 50 years.

  22. Mimi Carey July 11, 2014

    Who? What? When? Where? Why???

  23. TRUTH SERUM July 11, 2014

    All the record labels trying to capitalize off the Beyonce and Rihanna impact. The thing is Bey is Super talented!!! And Rih is unique with star quality. The Jhene, Tinashe, insert random new chick don’t measure up.

  24. Rihboy July 11, 2014


  25. CherylSoldier July 11, 2014

    She’s cute and can dance great. Still gives me low budget tease tho. She’s prettier than rihanna and bey tbh, so I don’t see why she can’t be successful. She’ll never be a singer.

    • Rihboy July 11, 2014

      Lol yeah ok.

      • CherylSoldier July 11, 2014

        She’s definitely prettier than rih, no shade. Rih looks good because of her style team. Did you see her at the beginning of her career? Scream

    • IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

      Lol she is not prettier than B, Rihanna, and etc. She is basic. She will have the same success that Cheryl has in the USA.

    • IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

      Also, low budget is a self read

      • CherylSoldier July 11, 2014

        If you knew absolutely anything about cheryl, I would take your post seriously. She literally has the most promo out of any pop star in the uk, so try again. Your favs also stan for her. And yes, tinashe is more naturally pretty than rihanna.

      • IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

        If she has no promo outside of her own country, that would label her what she is… LOCAL. If you find a video of Tina Turner or Sade stanning for Cherry, please contact me with the link. Also, naturally prettier is a huge reach considering Tino has 66 lbs. of makeup on her face and the stitches around her nose scream surgery.

      • IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

        And Rihanna doesn’t wear color contacts.

      • CherylSoldier July 11, 2014

        Rihanna in 2005? Death. And no babe, not you backtracking on cheryl. Your CURRENT favs both stan hard for cheryl. She’s literally the most popular pop star in the uk, so don’t you ever call her low budget. It just proves how delusional you are. Tinashe looks the same as when she was on two and a half men when she was a teenager, so stop being a bitter b**** and give props where they’re due.

      • LDN Chick July 12, 2014

        Please stop exaggerating. Im from the UK and Cheryl is not the most popular.
        One direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Adele are just a few who s*** on her.

      • CherylSoldier July 12, 2014

        Death. Are you serious?

      • CherylSoldier July 12, 2014

        Not her literally being voted the most influential British woman style icon by the British public though! Screams!!

      • LDN Chick July 12, 2014

        So? Shall we talk about some of the others achievments in MUSIC that s*** on Cheryls since we’re talking POP MUSIC STARS not fashion.

      • LDN Chick July 12, 2014

        And yes I am dead serious.

      • CherylSoldier July 12, 2014

        If your dumb a** could read, you would see that this was about Cheryl’s STAR POWER. She is not low budget. She is a mega star in the uk and no one can dispute that. Your thirsty, hating a** is f****** dismissed.

  26. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014

    Tinahse and Becky G are outselling Rita WHORA without the promo and fashion. EVEN 5TH harmony are outselling her. LOL LOL What a flop. Don’t u dare compare this girl to Rih, There is no way she will blow up on the level of Rih. No one will. Not any of the girls that are signed.

    Talking of Rih, she is now in BTAZIL as part of VIP guest of Budwesier. She will do a Facebook interview , tonite. LOL bite that, hater.

    • CherylSoldier July 11, 2014

      American artists doing well in their domestic market? How is that shade? Rita has 4 number 1s and a number one album in her domestic market.

      • rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014

        Most domestic artist are not billed as the ONE TO END A STAR like RIHANNA, which ended being RITA’S downfall. They should never err have DARED compared Rita to Rihanna.

        RITA sales in the UK are not that great.

      • rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014

        Rita should have just stayed in her lane, in the way Cheryl cole does.But, Rita, her team and stand came to USA like she was gonna run s*** and shut down careers. The only career that go shut down is her own.

      • the voice July 11, 2014

        I like many UK artist but it is a small market unless u are Emile Sande or Adele … i dont know…

        i dont see Rita making it in the US.

        They will force her music on payola radio… but she wont sell out arenas here.

        BTW, at least Tinashe can dance… Rita is boring

  27. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014


    She maybe be basic, but her debut song peaked at 35 in the USA AND THAT IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING RITA WHORA HAS DONE WILL HER MILLION DOLLAR PROMOTION. I mean Tinahse has not even done TV or POP radio and she outsells RITA. It proves even more that she sleeps with people for endorsement deals and such.

    he song has peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 53 on the UK Singles Chart. As of May 6, 2014, “2 On” has sold 65,000 downloads in the US.[4]

  28. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS July 11, 2014

    She maybe be basic, but her debut song peaked at 35 in the USA AND THAT IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING RITA WHORA HAS DONE WILL HER MILLION DOLLAR PROMOTION. I mean Tinahse has not even done TV or POP radio and she outsells RITA. It proves even more that she sleeps with people for endorsement deals and such.

  29. Brian310 July 11, 2014

    I can see Tinashe us gonna be the new Rihanna of this blog, they are gonna shade her because she gettin more shine then some of their favs.

    • Brian310 July 11, 2014


  30. red July 11, 2014

    When her wack, lypsyncing ass opened up for Schoolboy Q.. and how she struggles to sing & dance at the same time.

  31. IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

    Eh, ok. She is just like EVERY OTHER GIRL out there right now trying to get in this demonic industry. No shade, but I thought she would have it the way her Stan goes around shading everyone. Her vocals are thinner than an iPhone, her look is identical to every “pretty” girl out there, and her dancing OBVIOUSLY doesn’t come natural. She’s mediocre. If she becomes successful, it just shows any basic chick can make it. This is the reason that everyone are flops, the market is so over saturated with trained ‘stars,’ not born superstars. #ImDone

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 11, 2014

      LMAO your name says it all. You stan for Queen Tinashe!!!!!

      Welcome to #TeamTinashe #SweeTees

  32. The Truth July 11, 2014

    But the ones hating are the same ones that have this song on their playlist. The same ones that clicked on the post, forwarded it to the performance and watched it in order to critique it… Must have sparked some interest. #Justsaying

    • TRUTH SERUM July 11, 2014

      Actually the song is descent but I’ve watched her live and she sounds nothing like her studio vocals

  33. AJ July 11, 2014

    Well she didn’t really sing anything live; only talked through it. Props for dancing tho.

  34. #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 11, 2014

    YESS!!!!!!! Bishes. Although 2 On doesn’t need aided help lol.

  35. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) July 11, 2014


    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On”) July 11, 2014

      DEAD as the implanted a** your fave has.

      LMFAO!! When Nicki tries whine like she’s HOT ‘FAIL’ lmao.

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ July 12, 2014

        Enough Onika doesn’t even like Nicki. You tried and failed.

  36. Mark111 July 12, 2014

    I don’t understand cause she CAN sing. Why she choose to NOT sing LIVE beats me. I still to this day haven’t heard Mila J sing LIVE. So far I like Sevyn, she’s the leader of this new pack so far.

  37. BEYHIVE_MINAJ July 12, 2014

    Tinashe’s cool.I hope she will become huge one day.

  38. sleazy July 12, 2014

    I said this when I saw 2 on vidoe she is serving Ciaraa!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • D July 12, 2014

      Lmao!Serving in what way?The stale TWERK she did?Or the extra she put into every move that made it look like she was trying hard?Nothin complex about the choreo and the vocals were ok.Stop it.

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