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Tinashe Dragged by Black Twitter for Blaming Colorism for Her Lackluster Music Sales

Tinashe has been on the music scene for a minute now, but, unfortunately, her career has not gone the way she had intended. The singer recently revealed why she believes she hasn’t gotten a fair shake in the industry, but social media is not feeling her explanation.

In an interview with The Guardian, published on Monday (Jun. 12), the mixed singer blamed colorism for the reason her music doesn’t reach Beyoncé or Rihanna sales.

“There’s colorism involved in the black community, which is very apparent. It’s about trying to find a balance where I’m a mixed woman, and sometimes I feel like I don’t fully fit into the black community; they don’t fully accept me, even though I see myself as a black woman. That disconnect is confusing sometimes. I am what I am.”

The comments did not go over well with Black Twitter, causing the singer of Zimbabwean and Danish descent to be a trending topic. Users were quick to point out that Tinashe’s light complexion is not the reason her music doesn’t sell well, while many didn’t even know she was mixed.

Dear Tinashe,
It's not a colorism issue. That fact is, we just don't see it for u sis.
Sincerely,
Everybody pic.twitter.com/nDuUJ8SyXB

— april?Mae?june (@Prettyy_THICK) June 13, 2017

I don't even think most people knew Tinashe was mixed. Her name is Tinashe. Girl, we clocked in on your Blackness.

— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) June 13, 2017

Tinashe not gonna get on my dark skinned nerves today with this color stuff. That ain't your real struggle, boo.

— Pamela James (@xKRAYneC) June 13, 2017

Tinashe's real problem is that she has no swag, talented girl but she's just a generic pretty girl. She doesn't command attention.

— Ra's al Ghul (@Wildebee_) June 13, 2017

Tinashe You Had A Drake And Young Thug Feature, A Summer SMASH AND Hella DJ Mustard Beats.. Like.. It's You pic.twitter.com/C8Pc30OGGu

— Geeche Guh ? (@ABSarasvatiIF) June 12, 2017

Tinashe went about this wrong. Don't blame black people, lol. Blame your manager, agent, label etc…

— Demetria Obilor (@DemetriaObilor) June 13, 2017

Tinashe: I'm not really accepted by the black community bc i'm mixed.
Black folks: You're mixed?

— Second Lead Vocalist (@VirgoJ24) June 13, 2017

Tinashe tried to blame colorism in the black community for her poor album sales. Don't nobody wanna hear that baby whispering music.

— Black&Bougie???? (@NeWWave_Female) June 13, 2017

Tinashe's issue is her image. All she gotta do is switch it up and fire everyone in charge of her marketing and PR. Hire from the TL. Lol

— T'Challa Fett (@thirdeyesquints) June 13, 2017

Tinashe feels wut she feels I'm not about to dismiss that. But I think she used the wrong word to describe wut she is going through.

— Common Sense (@HollowSense) June 13, 2017

The 24-year-old may have valid criticisms of the hip-hop industry, but marketing is also a key factor. Unless you can rest solely on your talent and personality, it takes a team of people to support and promote the artist to the masses. Unfortunately, as Black Twitter pointed out, Tinashe’s team has failed to properly manage her.

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