Chris Brown hits back at Tinashe after she said she didn't want to do a song with him
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Chris Brown has hit back at Tinashe after the singer said she didn't want to do a song with him.
The 'All Hands on Deck' artist recently opened up about her collaborations in the past and there are two she definitely wishes she never did.
Speaking on the Zach Sang Show, the 30-year-old said: “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."
Back in 2015, Tinashe, whose full name is Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, appeared on the disgraced R&B singer's track 'Let's Be Real Now'.
Kelly is currently in jail serving a 30-year sentence after being found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.
In that same year, she did a song with Brown called 'Player'.
Brown also has a checkered past and was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.
Tinashe says it's painful to know she collaborated with these two musicians.
"We all wanted ['Player'] to be this big moment — this big single," she said.
"So I feel like in [record company RCA’s] mind, they were like ‘You need the support'.
"And [Brown] was like their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time.
"I was like, ‘Well, this is a pop song, so I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it like that. I don’t like that. That doesn’t compute to me'."
While she tried to push back on the company's suggestion, she ultimately lost.
Chris Brown claps back at Tinashe in response to her recent interview— BreezyRelated (@breezyrelated) September 17, 2023
"What’s more embarrassing is that she worked with all these people and not one us could save her career" pic.twitter.com/AQUwUNceON
"There's only so much that you can be like, 'No, I'm not going to do this', because you want to be successful," she said.
"You want to put your music out.
"There was a part of me that was still excited or thankful or grateful or hopeful that, 'Maybe this will work. I am collaborating with a very successful artist. I don't know'."
Well, Chris Brown certainly didn't take kindly to revelation of hindsight.
He responded to a social media post about the story and asked the audience to name five Tinashe songs in an attempt to discredit her status as a musician.
He then double downed and said her career is nonexistent.
"What's more embarrassing is that she worked with all these people and not one of us could save her career," he wrote.
However, many people on social media have hit back at Brown and said Tinashe's gripe was about her recording company and not with the 'Without You' singer.