Tinashe was under attack Tuesday on Twitter after claiming her mixed-race status and gender have hindered her success in the rap industry.
"There's colorism involved in the black community, which is very apparent," Tinashe said in an interview with The Guardian.
"It's about trying to find a balance where I'm a mixed woman, and sometimes I feel like I don't fully fit into the black community. They don't fully accept me even though I see myself as a black woman. That disconnect is confusing sometimes. I am what I am."
The half-Danish, half-Zimbabwean singer announced her second album "Joyride" back in January 2016, but the record still hasn't been released.