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Tinashe Doesn’t Want to Be A Copy of Someone Else


KT Auleta/CosmopolitanAt 22 years old, Tinashe is making a big name for herself in the business. Although she’s constantly compared to more seasoned entertainers like Beyoncé and Janet Jackson, the singer reveals in Cosmopolitan’s October issue she just wants to stand on her own merits. 

“The people I get compared to, I genuinely respect,” the singer tells the magazine. “But I have so much more to offer than being a copy of someone else.”

Tinashe adds she’s taking more control with the direction of her sophomore album, due toward the end of the year. “It’s been a learning process,” she says. “When I was making Aquarius, some people didn’t respect my opinions. I think it was a combination of me being young, a new artist, and a woman. But you can’t allow other people to dictate your creative perspective.”

The Cosmo issue feature Tinashe officially hits newsstands nationwide September 8.

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