Tinashe: Racism holds back black female artists

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2015


American singer Tinashe has claimed racism holds back black women in the music industry

Tinashe thinks racism holds back black women in the music industry.

The 22-year-old singer has claimed there is only room for one black female artist in each genre and admitted she struggles to represent the black community.

She said: "People feel like there is only room for one.

"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 also argued there's a double standard when it comes to black people in the entertainment industry.

She told xoNecole: "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."

Tinashe is currently preparing for the release of her second album, following the success of her debut record 'Aquarius'.

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