To be clear, even though Tinashe did say she was embarrassed to have a song with R-Kelly she was very specific about the Chris Brown situation saying she did not think their song together was a good fit.
Maybe we are drawing at straws because Chris Brown is now clapping back.
On the Zach Sang Show Tinashe responded to a question about the label controlling some of the collabs she did when she signed with them back in 2015.
The first person that came to mind for her was R-Kelly:
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. That’s so embarrassing.”
The second person she mentioned was Chris Brown. She said the song they did together did not seem to fit in her opinion, but hindsight is 20/20.
“Especially when it comes to singles, for example — that song with Chris [Brown],”. “That was a song that we all wanted it to be this big moment, this big single. So I feel like, in their mind, they were like, ‘You need the support.’ He was their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time. To me, I was like, ‘Well, this is a pop song. So, I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it.’ That doesn’t compute to me, but I don’t know.”
@zachsangshow “I block out that song from my mind” @Tinashe on working with R. Kelly #tinashe #rkelly #embarrassing #zachsangshow #zachsang #fyp #foryou @Amp ♬ original sound – Zach Sang Show
Chris Brown got wind of the post and responded to one of the comments saying:
Name five Tinashe songs or die…. Everybody dead.” He continued to claim, “What’s more embarrassing is that she worked with all these people, and not one of us could save her career.”
Chris Brown humbled Tinashe real quick 😂 pic.twitter.com/ewBpLejz8J
— Steven (@bloggerstevenb) September 17, 2023
We can defend Tinashe without acting like Chris Brown isn't an amazing artist. Saying you can't name 5 Chris Brown songs wouldn't even be enough to convince yourself. And the Tinashe song he's on, is a big bop too. He has a lot of shortcomings – music is NOT one of them.
— Lemiiiiique🌸 (@itsLemique) September 17, 2023
Hopefully Tinashe and Chris had a conversation about what she said.