Sometimes the art of sarcasm gets lost in translation when using the internet, which Tinashe can certainly attest to. After chiming in on the recent ZaZa/North West drama with what some people interpreted as shade directed at North West, Tinashe was widely criticized.
So much so, that she took to Twitter on Tuesday to assure everyone that she was only joking.
"It was a fucking joke y’all seriously dragging it," Tinashe tweeted in response to a fan saying she was "wrong" for her Instagram comment. "Y’all really acting As if I personally reached out to the little girl like she even on the gram like I’m fucking sick of everyone being so damn self righteous Plssssssssssss." She doubled down on her position in a follow-up tweet.
On Monday, ZaZa's parents took to Instagram to call out Kim and Kanye for not crediting their 5-year-old daughter, after North performed a version of her song "What I do?" at Kanye's Yeezy Season 8 fashion show in Paris. Underneath that comment, Tinashe wrote "North West wishes."
Kim Kardashian also caught wind of the post, and commented that she would love the two girls to meet. “We love you, North is a huge fan and records in the studio all the time with her dad and is inspired by ZaZa and loves Lay Lay too!" Kim wrote. "Todays performance of North’s remix of ZaZa’s song was something she asked to do at the last minute and a complete surprise. I didn’t mean to not give credit where credit was due. Would love for the girls to meet soon."