R&B singer Tinashe has a new BAE – NBA superstar Ben Simmons.
Tinashe went on Philly radio on Valentine’s Day to do some promo – and she basically admitted that the two are dating.
Tinashe caught a lot of flack last year after she spoke out about sexism and divisiveness within the music industry.
“Recently, my cousin was with a friend of a friend, who was in high school, and she was like: ‘I’m a fan of Kehlani,’ but in a way that was like, ‘So I can’t be a fan of Tinashe, too.’ Then my friend posed the question, ‘Why not be a fan of both?’ It’s kind of like sport; people feel like they have to pick a side.” Suddenly she springs forward, her default laid-back demeanour temporarily out of the window. “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.”
Many took her comments as firing shots at Bey and Rihanna and lit her all the way up on social media, trashing both her stance and her music. She has struggled to get back into their good graces ever since.
But things seem well on the romance front, and Sixer's Ben Simmons is a solid up and comer who many feel should be the NBA's Rookie Of The Year. Tinashe has been spotted courtside at his games.
Listen to Tinashe explain their relationship: