“Tried to be myself but they won’t AKA me, AKA a pop star AKA a problem.”
The inspiration behind the quote above, lifted from Tinashe‘s 2018 tune, ‘No Drama,’ continues to be a talking point for the songstress despite having established herself as one of Urban music’s most consistent stage-blazers.
Speaking on the topic of ‘being pitted against every Black girl [in the industry],’ the 27-year-old – rocking a Janet Jackson t-shirt – took to E! News’ ‘Just the Sip’ to dish on “stan culture” and how comparisons to the likes of Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Cassie, Jhené Aiko, FKA Twigs, and more have plagued different junctures of her career.
Elsewhere in the candid sit-down with Justin Sylvester, she also addressed her former label woes, the joys of being an independent artist, and so much more.
Look below to see it:
1:24 – Dissolution of label relationship
4:08 – Breakup with Ben Simmons
7:15 – ‘Songs for You’ tour
9:01 – Being pitted against Black female singers