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.