Tinashe Says She “BLOCKS OUT” R. Kelly Collabs

Lyndon Abioye |

Singer Tinashe says she wants to forget her work with disgraced singer R. Kelly and that she’s embarrassed by it.

The pair have worked on a couple of tracks together early on in her career when she had just signed to her label.

“You think I wanted to [do those songs]? I literally block out that R. Kelly song from my mind. I forget that it even exists. That is so embarrassing. That is so unreal that I even have a song with R. Kelly. That’s so embarrassing. Yes that was labely. And I was so young too. I feel like I did that song when I just signed to that label. I was probably like 20. That was crazy,” the singer said on the Zach Zang Show.

@zachsangshow “I block out that song from my mind” @Tinashe on working with R. Kelly #tinashe #rkelly #embarrassing #zachsangshow #zachsang #fyp #foryou @Amp ♬ original sound – Zach Sang Show

She continued: “You [lack a lot of control in that situation.] And especially when it comes to singles like the song with Chris…that was a song that we all wanted 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 like their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time. And to me, I was like, ‘Well this is a pop song. So I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it. That doesn’t compute to me.’ But I don’t know!”

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