Tinashe On Rumors She’s Signed To Roc Nation: ‘I Didn’t Sign Anything. I’m Independent’

Published: Saturday 14th Sep 2019 by Rashad

Is she or isn’t she?

Shortly after producer extraordinaire Hitmaka took to press this week to reveal Tinashe had signed to Roc Nation for management (as we reported here), the songstress was spotted outside of Craig’s in West Hollywood and quizzed by the press to confirm the rumor.

Her response was interesting to say the least.  Hear it inside:

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As revealed in the video above, when asked specifically about her relationship with Roc Nation, the 26-year-old replied:

‘I didn’t sign anything. I’m an independent artist. That’s the truth.’

Going on to reveal she prefers to release music independently before signing with a major playmaker to assist, she did not rule out the possibility of joining forces with the Jay-Z-led camp.  T – who split from her longtime label home, RCA,’ at the top of the year – did confirm, however, that there was a bidding war for her after she departed that major imprint.

“You know we had a little bit of a start and stop with switching labels but hopefully y’all will get to hear the music soon,” she said. 


Something tells us her coy response to the questioning suggests she’s being very specific about her wording as to not give too much away too soon.  As implied in her response about switching labels post-RCA, there may have been instances in the past where she thought everything was ready for her to move forward only for it to fall apart later.

Smart move, T. We see you.

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  1. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 14, 2019

    I think she should release a mixtape independently. The downside is she has to fund everything though.

    • XYZ September 14, 2019

      And has never been really successful. So unlike an Ashanti for example, she doesnt have that many coins.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 14, 2019

        I agree but these days labels dont want to invest too much in artists. RCA tried but they were unlucky with her. I thought Playa feat Chris Brown would have done better with a rapper feature. At this point labels look at her like a liability and she likely looks at labels at holding her back from doing the kind of music she wants to do. Its a no win so even though a mixtape wont bring her lots of money it will bring her some money from her fans buying it (hopefully).

    • Ben September 15, 2019

      You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
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  2. Tori September 14, 2019

    …probably should’ve signed something.

  3. aj September 14, 2019

    She has no capital to offer hence she isn’t hot demand. This is all stories and publicity to promote her new music. No one cares or wants to fund it

  4. Clarkson September 14, 2019

    Biding war? For tinashe? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Who is still checking for her?

    she was on dancing with the stars, no respectable musician starts their career on dancing with the stars.

    Normani this is u in the next 5 years.
    You’ve already appeared on dancing with the stars ( u didnt even win, u placed 3rd, shameful)
    You’ve released flop single after flop single.
    You have a generic look and sound.

    • C.N September 14, 2019

      Ohhh look y’all. Hateful comments pitting black women against black women. Why do we have to choooseee and glorifyyyyy one lady? Ur toxic. Ur exactly why they can’t all get ahead. Hateful ass

    • Nicky September 14, 2019

      Camicky will be on dancing with the stars now that Shameless is almost out the top 100 on iTunes and Liar is almost out top 50

      A joke!!

      She needs a feature AGAIN

      Good luck Nicole Scherzinger Jr


      • Clarkson September 14, 2019

        Gurl musicians with 2 number 1’s and platinum debut albums dont appear on dancing with the stars

        Havana and seniorita are enough to feed Camila till she dies cause she wrote those two song.

        Normani doesnt have a hit to her name. Lol

      • Nicky September 14, 2019

        You sound like an idiot.

        Brandy sold over 25 milllion albums with multiple number 1 hits and Grammy ?????? something Camicky will never achieve
        And still appeared on dancing with the stars

      • Clarkson September 14, 2019


        A struggling flop. A has been.

      • Nicky September 14, 2019

        Camicky is a NEVER been


        Havana was written by 15 songwriters ????????????????

        Good luck with XFactor Cuba


  5. Ropeburn September 14, 2019

    Sounds like she’s in negotiations and doesn’t wanna give away the game cause she ain’t stupid like Mo’Nique.

  6. Jaquan September 14, 2019

    Tinashe is the equivalent of Cassie, Lumidee, Nina Sky and so many other one hit wonders

    • Fancy BISH September 14, 2019

      Not Lumidee chile ?

      • D September 15, 2019


  7. A&R September 14, 2019

    The time for another black dancer/singer is now. It’d be smart biz to start her return after Normani drops her first album. This super petty/ competitive generation will jump to support her just because. I just hope her fall has humbled her enough to move better and she doesn’t become so weird that it’s hard to make her commercial. I’m rooting for her to be the new Rihanna and Normani be the new Beyoncé styled artist.

    Exciting times.

    • High Price September 14, 2019

      That would be so LIT!!!! Fingers crossed! Tinashe deserves this for real… Girl stays grinding!

    • Clarkson September 14, 2019

      Sorry to say it but it will never happen for normani or tinashe

      Beyonce came out with a banger, crazy in love
      Normani came out with an Arianna Grande reject motivation

      Beyonce and Rihanna didnt do dancing with the stars, normani and tinashe have done dancing with the stars and they didnt even win. This has tarnished their credibility

      If normani left 5th harmony first she will be enjoying the success Camila is enjoying right now. That was normani mistake not leaving that group first
      Camila took a huge risk by leaving that group first, it was a dangerous gamble but it paid off. It made her look like a boss.

      Same thing with zayn from one direction, I know he is flopping now cause he doesnt promote his songs but his first release pillow talk hit number 1 ,the debut album also hit number 1. cause he was the first to leave the group he got so much publicity and anticipation.

      • Nicky September 14, 2019


        The other 2 group members sold more albums. You sound stupid!!!!!

      • Clarkson September 14, 2019

        But none of them have a billboard number 1 song, zayn has one. Pillow talk hit number 1. Dummy

        Ur faves normani doesn’t and will never hit number one. Camila has two number 1’s and this is hurting u so bad. ????????????

        Camila-11 million subscribers on YouTube

        Normani-800k subscribers on YouTube. even make up influencers and drag queens have more subscribers than ur faves. ????????

      • Namo September 16, 2019

        I agree with you Clarkson BUT Beyoncé stole the inspiration of Crazy In Love from the musical genre Amerie and Rich Harisson created for the album Touch from Amerie herself. Beyoncé first album is a mix of different genres but Touch is a conceptual album and every track is about the same kind of musical genre. Even JLO wanted to record “1 Thing” but she couldn’t so she found “Get Right” to use a similar musical vibe. Beyoncé is well known by a lot of professionals because of her bad habit to steal from others, she admited it herself so there’s no lie. She’s still a talented artist but I know how she work, especially when it comes to take some credits on a song she didn’t even wrote a single word.

    • J September 15, 2019

      That lane is wide open. She needs to buy some HITS and dance like her life depending on it lol. She has everything but her music has never been popular enough besides “2 On.” If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it! Give us what we want! Lol ?

  8. Chris P. Bacon September 15, 2019

    Her career ain’t been the same since she f***** up that Janet tribute

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