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Tinashe Talks About Being Bisexual, Explains Her Views on Labels

Tinashe Talks About Being Bisexual, Explains Her Views on Labels

Tinashe is opening up about her bisexuality and her views on putting labels on oneself.

The 27-year-old singer is on the cover of Gay Times‘ new issue and she opened up to the magazine.

“It’s not that I don’t like putting a label on it,” Tinashe said. “But when you say you’re bisexual, a lot of people think… they just have a lack of understanding about what it is. And I tend to shy away from terms—I guess this is the theme of my life—that make people want to categorize me or put me in a box.”

“I don’t like that sh-t. But—but—I can still give you a general sense of yeah, I’m bisexual. I’m somewhere on the spectrum. You know?” she added.

Tinashe also talked about how people often have a misconception on what it means to be bisexual.

“It’s not like all bisexual people like men and women equally—or like all bisexual people are a certain type of person. Human beings are so versatile. I don’t understand why we’re so obsessed with categorizing each other,” she said. “I never wanted people to think that I used it for attention. There are so many fucking stereotypes about being bisexual that made me want to shy away from talking about it. I’m much more open to having those discussions now.”

Back in 2011, Tinashe spoke out about her sexuality for the first time when she tweeted that she likes boys and girls.

Tinashe just released a new song with a popular female rapper!

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