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7 April 2015
Tinashe Reveals Why She’s Touring With Nicki Minaj Instead Of Iggy Azalea
Posted by Mae in Interviews

Tinashe recalls quitting social media for several days following backlash she faced after working with Iggy Azalea.

Along with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, and DeJ Loaf, Kentucky-born singer Tinashe is one of the artists scheduled to appear on Nicki Minaj’s upcoming, “The Pinkprint” tour. But prior to joining Minaj, the singer was scheduled to join Iggy Azalea on her summer tour.

As a result of the switch in tours, rumors regarding Tinashe dropping out of Iggy’s tour began to spread. While speaking with Hot 97 recently, the songstress was able to address the tour switch-up.

According to Tinashe, she was confirmed to tour with Iggy this summer. The tour was postponed and with prior obligations, she was unable to join Iggy on her fall dates. She then revealed that after Iggy canceled her summer dates, she was approached by Nicki Minaj’s people about appearing on the rapper’s tour.

“Well, I was initially confirmed to go on tour with Iggy this summer,” Tinashe said. “And I was super excited about it. It was me, Nick Jonas. And then she postponed the tour. So, totally unrelated. I hadn’t committed to Nicki. I didn’t even know there was a Nicki Minaj tour yet. The tour was already postponed and I already had prior commitments in the fall. And I wasn’t able to go on tour with her in the fall, which is when it was rescheduled to. So, we couldn’t do the tour. Unfortunately, I had to part ways. And then after that happened, coincidentally, I got the Nicki Minaj offer…I’m really excited. I think the line-up on the tour is amazing.”

With her ties to Iggy Azalea musically, Tinashe was later asked how she felt whenever the Aussie musician was talked about or insulted. She recalled avoiding social media for several days once because of the “level of backlash” she received after collaborating with Iggy.

“When we first announced that and I had the remix with her there was a lot of backlash, which I was expecting because I knew that she gets a lot of hate via social media,” she said. “But I’m not typically used to that level of backlash. So, I kinda had to avoid social media for a couple of days cause I was like ‘Woah, this is a lot.’”

(Source: HipHopDX)

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