Some critics may say Tink has her work cut out for her as she attempts to make a name for herself amongst some of Hip Hop and R&B female elites.
Tink sat down with WGCI’s Kyle, Kendra and Leon to express her desire to pave her own lane in the music industry.
“I’m really going into my own lane,” she said. “I don’t compare myself. I can’t because I’m not Nicki. I’m not Iggy. That’s where female artists go wrong cause they look at what everybody else is doing and they feel like ‘If I don’t look like that, I can’t’ or ‘If I don’t poke my booty out like that, I can’t.’ For me, it’s never been like that. I never had that mindset. When it comes to black female artists, I really don’t understand why people put us in competition. Nicki is different from me. That’s like my sister. I’m gonna be battling and competing with Nicki. It’s room for both.”
When asked by Kendra if she respects Iggy Azalea as a rapper, Tink replied, “I don’t listen to Iggy Azaelia.”
“I’m just keeping it real,” she continued. “It’s not in my playlist. That’s all. I couldn’t even really elaborate on that.”
Iggy, an Australian native, has been criticized for appropriating black culture into her music.
Veteran femcee Rah Digga was one such critic
“…I can’t get into her because it’s just not real to me. …Teach me Australian Hip Hop culture,” she said. “Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re Gangsta Boo. …We’re not gonna believe you if you try to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting, street…. I can’t.”
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