Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Did Tinashe Blame the Black Community for Her Lack of Commercial Success?

MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 09:  Tinashe attends the iHeartSummer '17 Weekend By AT&T, Day 1 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Did Tinashe Blame the Black Community for Her Lack of Commercial Success?

Plus, words from Karrueche, Remy Ma, Ice Cube and more.

Published June 15, 2017

It's been a dramatic week for celebrities, from Tinashe blaming the Black community for her lack of musical success, which got her tons of backlash this week, to Karrueche dishing on her relationship with Quavo.

See what some of your favorite famous faces had to say below:

  1. Tinashe says she doesn’t feel like the Black community accepts her:
    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 09:  Tinashe attends the iHeartSummer '17 Weekend By AT&T, Day 1 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
    (Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

    “There are hundreds of [male] rappers that all look the same, that sound the same. But if you’re a Black woman, you’re either Beyoncé or Rihanna. It’s very, very strange… 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.”

  2. Remy Ma says she’s not making the music she wants to because of rap politics:
    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Remy Ma attends Inside Wale's "Shine" Listening Event at Genius Event Space on April 26, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

    “It’s a popularity contest. I don’t really care about rap the way I used to because there is so much politics. I just do what I do. I write, I talk my shit, say what I want to say, bounce around on the beat, and I keep it moving.”

  3. Amanda Seales drags Caitlyn Jenner on her white privilege:

    "You can say that in a way that I cannot because you've had a different experience, because this country is here for you. This country ain't here for me in the same way, sis. It isn't and you, as a trans person, have to also identify the fact that this country hasn't been here for trans until like, maybe, 2 o'clock today."

  4. Karrueche responds to Quavo dating rumors:

    "No! I'm single right now."

  5. Tiny speaks on the current status of her and T.I.’s divorce:

    "It's going well, this week, actually some weeks we're on and some we're off. We've been off this week. He always does that, he'll find his way, how to get in a call and just be like, and then we'll start talking."

  6. Ice Cube confronts Bill Maher about his 'house n****r' comment:

    "I knew you were gonna f**k up sooner or later... I did. But you be bucking up against that line, you got a lot of Black jokes. Sometimes, you sound like a redneck trucker."

  7. Mathew Knowles says he thinks he knows Beyoncé’s 'limitation':

    "See, I would never have Beyoncé up here public speaking. She's not good at it. Solange was just at Yale. She's incredible at it. But I know all of my artists' [weaknesses]. They all have weaknesses."

  8. Sanya Richards-Ross says every female track star she knows has had an abortion:

    "I literally don't know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn't had an abortion and that's sad. So, for me, I'm hoping that this will open up some discussions — to [help], especially, a lot of young women who were in my situation not experience what I did."

  9. Dwyane Wade loves Gabrielle Union’s natural hair:

    "It's everything. It's the hair — it's the big hair. You know my wife don’t normally go for the big hair. She’s been doing it lately, so, you know, it’s the whole thing."

  10. Kahlani kicks a fan out of her concert for screaming Kyrie Irving’s name:

    Fan yells "Kyrie" during concert, #Kehlani kicks them out

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    “Get the f**k out this concert, b***h!”

  11. Tommie Lee may not be leaving LHH: ATL, after all:
    (Photo: Vh1)
    (Photo: Vh1)

    "I'm really up in the air. We're discussing it… I used to barely have enough money to pay the bills. I’d steal and sell stuff. I now feel so blessed beyond measure... I love television. I love being able to show my life and getting paid for me being me."

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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