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Tinashe has been dealing with a lot of industry politics at the moment, and has decided to speak out on the matter.

In a recent interview with xoNecole, Tinashe discussed the obstacles faced by black women in music. “There is only room for one,” the singer explained to her interviewer. “Or there is only room for two. Again, the way I see it, obviously, is if a black girl is winning—whether she is lightskin, darkskin, or any type of shade in-between, that should be a win for the black community, period. But it’s not necessarily always perceived as such. It’s like, ‘Oh, she’s on the more lighter spectrum, so that is why she wins.’”
“I feel like I still have to represent the [black] community,” Tinashe continued. “That has been what has been my struggle... 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. It’s just kind of 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 five black girls winning. It’s weird.”

Does Tinashe have a point? Do you think the music industry has a problem with having multiple high-profile African-American singers at the top of the charts?

She does have a point though. You have all these dude that sound the same which i call the drunken slur rapping style were you can barely understand what they're saying. And then you get someone like Tinashe and they automatically compare her to someone else and say that she is just another...or she copying...
I really do believe that but it seems like the world is changing a little bit but not really big like there is a still ALOT of change that needs to be done to be a happy African American
I totally agree with you shannonI5.
Definitely. There's this assumption that people make that there's a limited number of spaces, so when someone works and builds a new space it's seen as stealing spotlight. It's a completely unfair judgement
I can't really say anything tbh💁🏻