While at The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God questioned Tyla about the debates surrounding being a “coloured” person from South Africa. Tyla’s team interjected, asking not to discuss the subject. Following the viral moment, Tyla shared that she has never denied her blackness.

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“Never denied my blackness, idk where that came from…” Tyla wrote. “I’m black/Zulu, irish, Mauritian/Indian and Coloured.

“In Southa I would be classified as a Coloured woman and other places I would be classified as a black wom[a]n. Race is classified different in different parts of the world.”


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