Tyla Breaks Silence After Awkward Breakfast Club Encounter: I “Never Denied My Blackness”

Published: Thursday 13th Jun 2024 by Sam

Tyla is setting the record straight.

The ‘Water’ singer stopped by The Breakfast Club today to discuss her meteoric rise.

However, things took a somewhat awkward turn when host Charlamagne Tha God quizzed the South African-born belle on the online discourse about her race. Specifically, the talk around the term “colored” (which, for context, is widely used in her home country).

Rather than answer the question, Tyla’s rep intervened advising that the conversation move on. A point Charlamagne referenced at the end of the interview as something that isn’t the move on the popular show.

Now, Tyla is responding after the blip ignited further chatter about her race.

Full story below…


Taking to social media, the GRAMMY winner offered the following clarification:

“Yoh guys
Never denied my blackness, idk where that came
I’m mixed with black/Zulu, irish, Mauritian/Indian and
In Southa I would be classified as a Coloured woman
and other places I would be classified as a black
Race is classified differently in different parts of the
I don’t expect to be identified as Coloured outside of
Southa by anyone not comfortable doing so because i
understand the weight of that word outside of SA,
But to close this conversation, I’m both Coloured in
South Africa and a black women…
As a woman for the culture. It’s and not or… with that
being said ASAMBEEE”

Well, that’s that!

Check out the full interview:

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