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Tinashe: There Can’t Be Five Black Girls Winning. It’s Weird.


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Tinashe is no stranger to voicing her opinions when it comes to race and the music industry. In an interview with xoNecole, the singer expressed her frustration about black female artists all vying for attention.

“People feel like there is only room for one,” she said. “There is a Beyoncé, there is a Rihanna, there is Zendaya, there is a Jourdan Dunn. There is a black girl in all of these positions and we don’t need another one.”

Tinashe continued: “It’s ridiculous because there are like a hundred blonde, white actresses and leading ladies. There are a hundred rappers that all virtually look the same, sound the same and dress the same and no one cares. But for some reason, when it comes to young women, they want to pit them against each other. There can’t be room [for us all]. There can’t be five black girls winning. It’s weird.”

Meanwhile, Tinashe currently is working on her sophomore album, Joyride, which features her recent singles “Party Favor” and “Player” featuring Chris Brown.


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