Tinashe stated she was unhappy about working with R. Kelly, calling the moment embarrassing. In an interview, Tinashe stated working with Chris Brown was also a label decision that she was not happy about. The statement caught Chris Brown’s attention, who offered a response.
During a visit to the Zach Sang show, Tinashe revealed that she treats her single with R. Kelly like it never happened, claiming she never wanted to do it.
“I literally block out that R. Kelly song from my mind,” Tinashe said. “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.”
Tinashe revealed that the moment was while she was young and signed a label, before she expressed regret in working with Chris Brown too. “That was a song that we all wanted to be this big moment, this big single.”
@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
In response, Chris Brown hit Instagram with a swift clapback: NAME 5 TINASHE songs or die … EVERYBODY DEAD.”
Chris Brown reacts to headline about Tinashe regretting her 2015 collaboration with him, which she said was a label decision:— Pop Base (@PopBase) September 17, 2023
“NAME 5 TINASHE songs or die…. 👀 EVERYBODY DEAD 💀” pic.twitter.com/1YeaOV9YuM
Tinashe is keeping it cute, directing attention back to her new EP.
Anyways… stream NEEDS 💗 https://t.co/6YZV7DT9OA— TINASHE (@Tinashe) September 17, 2023