Tinashe and Chris Brown
4.6.2016

Tinashe Responds to Chris Brown, Discusses Kehlani’s Suicide Attempt

Following his controversial comments about Kehlani’s suicide attempt last week, Chris Brown received backlash from his collaborators including Zendaya and Tinashe, who reportedly unfollowed him on Twitter.

A fan pointed it out to Brown, who responded with a diss. “They called and needed my help, not the other way around,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been around for a bit, so these ‘celebrities’ fade out musically if they aren’t original or let’s face it, actually talented.”

Yikes!!! Well tell us how you really feel #ChrisBrown 😩😩😩 #Zendaya #Tinashe

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When asked about his comments during an interview with San Francisco’s KMEL, Tinashe said she “laughed it off.”

“I felt like it was just so unnecessary,” said the “2 On” singer. “I was just like, ‘Whatever.’…That’s just so unnecessary. I just think it’s silly. It’s petty. What’s the benefit?”

She went on to say that she didn’t bother talking to Brown about it either. “It’s not even worth it,” she added. “It’s not a big deal to me. I don’t think that follows on Twitter are a big deal…If I see him, I would love to speak to him. I would love if he reached out. I have absolutely nothing against him. We were on good terms as far as I knew.”

Despite being on good terms with Brown, Tinashe explained why it was “not nice” to see comments about Kehlani’s apparent suicide attempt online. “It was just a lot,” she said. “It’s always hard when everything that’s really personal is just on social media in general. It’s just a messy situation. It’s not nice. It’s not nice to see. It’s not fun. It’s not positive.”

Watch Tinashe discuss the Chris Brown drama below.