Tinashe Manager Explains Label Split: “She Wasn’t Dropped”

Published: Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 by Sam

Tinashe is officially a free agent and her manager is shedding light on the circumstances surrounding her departure from longtime label RCA Records.

Dive below for details…

When news initially hit the wire of her split from the Sony imprint, the sense was that the ‘2On’ singer had been dropped.

Well, according to her career shepherd Mike Nazzaro, it was Nashe who requested the dissolving of the deal.

He told Rolling Stone:

“We initiated for her to be released. It was a positive split for her. It’s giving her back creative control. [The exit] took a little while to figure out, but has been final for a month or so.”

Despite the starlet having gone on record to express frustrations with her former label home, Nazzaro was sure to quell any suggestions of tension.

“[The parting has] been a respectful separation on both sides. Her relationship with RCA was a long-term relationship, but they needed space. It was time to part ways.”

As for what’s on the horizon? A new deal it seems. He concluded:

“She’s excited for this next step in her career. We’re trying to decide now, if we want new partners, who the next ones will be.”


There’s a few interpretations of this from our end.

The first is that this holistically functions as a “hey, she’s a free agent…holla!” and is possibly functioning as a bargaining tool in realtime negotiations.

Then there’s the more surface take, which would see this literally be what it is on the tin: an explanation of what went down and what’s to come.

Either way of play, it’s a good look and highlights that “something” is happening. Smart, as she ought to strike while the iron still has heat.

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  1. trainwreck February 19, 2019

    She’s been dropping fire snippets. Touch and go is a vibe.

  2. Meme February 19, 2019

    People always blame the label. But it’s hardly ever the label. She got a budget, dope videos and PLENTY singles and great top tier artist features. I understand creative difference but ppl just ain’t feeling her. I’ll still spend my coins because I love her.

  3. Ruth February 19, 2019

    Sure Jan. She is not going to happen. She looks very 2010. Nobody is checking for light skin girls any more.

  4. 2bad2bme February 19, 2019

    She just doesn’t have that “it” factor. She is not relatable to the everyday girl. Same with Ciara. They are beautiful and talented but the average woman can’t relate to them like they can with Rihanna, Cardi B, SZA…

    • Jj February 20, 2019

      But at one point, Ciara did have the it factor. She unfortunately abandoned it and has tried to force herself into Janet, Beyonce, and Rihanna lanes over the years. Now she is more known for her personal life and body. Tinashe has not achieved a fraction of Ciara’s success in her good music days.

  5. I HATE WHYYYTE n Blaccck BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT February 19, 2019

    Normani is doing ok, look yes part with rca somebody is f****** up her image look at her hair. Wt

  6. Liam February 19, 2019

    Even though she was signed to them she was funding 90% of her stuff anyways so I think she should just get a label for distribution and prob do her thing ??‍♂️

  7. MissGuided February 20, 2019

    Literally no one cares about this chick. She had one hit, what…5 years ago? I never saw it for her.

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