Chris Brown isn’t happy with Tinashe after she recently commented on their past collaboration in an interview.
The R&B singer, who was previously signed to RCA Records, talked about collaborating with controversial singers R. Kelly and Chris Brown during an interview on the Zach Sang Show. Chris was featured on Tinashe’s 2015 single ‘Player’ while R. Kelly, who was found guilty of nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering in September 2021, enlisted Tinashe ‘Let’s Be Real Now’ from his 2015 album Buffet.
“You think I wanted to (do those songs)? I literally block out that R. Kelly song from my mind: I forget that that even exists,” Tinashe told Sang. “That is so embarrassing. That is so unreal that I even have a song with R. Kelly.”
Regarding the collab with Chris, Tinashe, who is enjoying the success of her latest single ‘Needs‘ said, “That song with Chris, that was a song that we all wanted it to be this big moment — this big single. So, I feel like in (the label’s) mind they were like, ‘You need the support,’ and he was their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time,” Tinashe said. “I was like, ‘Well, this is a pop song, so I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it like that. That doesn’t compute to me.'”
“There’s only so many times you can push back. There’s only so much that you can be like, ‘No, I’m not going to do this’ because you want to be successful as well,” Tinashe said. “You want to put your music out. If this is the way that I’m going to be able to get my art out or my single out, then I’m just going to have to commit to this and convince myself that this is the right thing to do,” she continued.
Joyner Lucas seemingly threatens Tinashe over Chris Brown:
“There will be no Chris Brown slander tolerated,” pic.twitter.com/e2CWGDOUyu
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 17, 2023
Chris didn’t take the comments nicely as he took to Instagram comments and said that Tinashe was full of “dat evil” and challenged everyone to name 5 Tinashe songs.
Chris Brown claps back at Tinashe after she revealed she was forced by her former label to collaborate with the singer:
“NAME 5 TINASHE songs or die….👀 EVERYBODY DEAD💀” pic.twitter.com/xYIa1jy3ye
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) September 17, 2023
Interestingly, it looks like Chris took Tinashe’s comments out of context as did some blogs because Tinashe only called the R. Kelly collaboration “embarrassing.” This is a common problem we have on social media in 2023.