Watch: Tinashe Dishes On Former Label Drama, Being “Pitted Against Aaliyah & Beyoncé,” & More

Published: Thursday 5th Mar 2020 by Rashad

“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:

Interview Highlights

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

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  1. what would whitney houston say March 5, 2020

    she is so when mariah carey told ET ” i think you need to ask whitney what she think of me ”

    ” stop comparising me to whitney”

    ” i wish the comparison would cease”

    b**** the party didnt forget how you was dissing whits , but now it ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh whitney was my friend

  2. Only Facts March 5, 2020

    Tinashe. Have you learned nothing?! SHUT THE F*CK UP! All of your yapping is a big part of what ended your career! You and damn iggy!!!! Talking ? about the label isn’t going to get you anywhere except blacklisted in the industry! Your new album is too good for all of this nonsense you’ve done this week. Got damn b*tch! We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!!! IDIOT!!!!

    • boomkack123 March 5, 2020

      Lmaooo Go AWF!

    • Holliewuudd March 5, 2020

      I have to disagree. I like her openness. And as a fellow Aquarian, I feel her on an intrinsic level. Like I understand that we can be so misunderstood at times…and it’s those 3-month flings that leave us the most brokenhearted once they are over. And I’m here for her not giving AF what anyone thinks. SO ME. Shes working and getting her coins on her own terms and fck what anyone has to say. You either like it or you don’t. The world won’t stop, respectfully. Lol

  3. Liam March 5, 2020

    Honestly I like her and I think she give her songs to more establish artist and make some serious coins…she has a dope pen game and good ear for music

    • Holliewuudd March 5, 2020

      I kind of agree with you. Alot of her songs would be hits if other people sing them. Maybe she’ll start doing that in the future as I know she wrote some stuff for 5th harmony before. But I’ll enjoy her singing them while she still does.

  4. eric March 5, 2020

    She’s talking about how artist comparisons have negatively affected her career while wearing one of the biggest female artists of all time on her shirt. What sense does that make?

    • Hmmm… March 5, 2020

      Lmao, that’s because she’ll copy these artists and then complain that she’s being compared to people. ? Like girl. People didn’t pull the Ciara and Fka Twigs comparisons out of thin air.

  5. Lmfao_Hoe March 5, 2020

    Tinashe I like you but girl your not even on Rihanna level nor that of SZA or Summer Walker level currently like what ?

  6. G-bby March 5, 2020

    Y’all give this girl too much.

  7. I love big black c** March 5, 2020

    I didn’t know nashe and iggy are BFF. They need to dance more, rap more but y’all less

    • I love big black c** March 5, 2020

      * talk less

  8. Clarks0o0ñ March 5, 2020

    The deserves the hype yall are giving talentless normani

    Tinashe sings better and dances better than racist normani.

    That normani NBA performance is still the biggest L of 2020 so far next to nicki minaj pèdo husband getting busted by the cops.

    Nicki minaj and normani are friends
    Two flops.

    • Nicky March 5, 2020

      Camicky has taken the biggest L of 2020. No one knows anything about THE SUN ????

      Nice try. Womp womp.

      Every major outlet has picked up the Camicky news story.

      The main pop girls do not know Camicky. ????????????????

      Rihanna, someone who champions minority rights, will destroy her behind the scenes.

  9. Meme March 5, 2020

    I love T but Chile boo no one ever put her in the same sentence as Beyonce or Aaliyah. She was never on that caliber. Maybe Jhene, Sevyen and FKA twigs. But never beyonce or Aaliyah.

  10. Nicky March 5, 2020

    How do you release an album and be dropped immediately afterwards?

    Then release an apology admitting defeat ??????

    Camicky is DONE.

    Destruction is already beginning. ???????????????????

    All the payola, music video, the hottest rapper in town, tv performances etc. and the song is STILL not top 20 after MONTHS. ??????????????????

    Nicki Minaj released Yikes in her sleep. Outpeaked Camicky Song ???????????????????

  11. X March 5, 2020

    Aaliyah? Lmaoooo. Girl, no one compared you to no damn Aaliyah. You were DRAGGED cause you denied that Aaliyah was an influence on you, then played stupid when even Stevie Wonder can see that s***.

  12. Steve March 5, 2020

    Tinashe is amazing. Her music is so good. I like her way better than Rihanna

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