Tinashe Covers Complex
Songstress Tinashe is Complex magazine’s latest cover girl and is flossing her bangin’ baaawdy.
Inside the 22-year-old dished on her upbringing in a community where black people make up only 1% of the population.
She’s a shark and if she stops moving, doubt and self-scrutiny get in. It was a problem for her in middle school and freshman year of high school, and she recalls those bad feelings in front of her family.
“Nobody wanted to f*** with me. As far as the guys go, nobody wanted to like me or date me. They’d talk to me in secret and then at school they’d ignore me. Literally ignore me to my face. And psychologically that messes with you. It makes you feel that you must be genuinely unattractive if this person doesn’t want anyone to know that you even talk. That’s bad.”
Kudzai weighs in. “It’s a lot harder for African-American girls, especially in these kinds of communities,” he says. (La Crescenta is less than 1% African-American.) “If you’re the only African-American girl in your school. For me and Thulani, it’s a lot easier. When you’re the guy, you’re seen as different. She was singled out. But being the only African-Americans helped us socially.”
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