I Never Denied Being Black - Grammy Award Winner Tyla Sets The Record Straight on Her Race

Date: 15-06-2024 8:55 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 15-06-2024 08:55 AM (1 month ago)
(f)

Tyla, the Grammy-winning South African musician, recently addressed accusations regarding her racial identity on her X page. Contrary to claims circulating on social media, Tyla affirmed that she has never denied her black heritage. The 22-year-old artist shared that her ancestry is a rich mix of black/Zulu, Irish, Mauritian/Indian, and colored roots.

In South Africa, Tyla is classified as a Coloured woman. However, she pointed out that in other parts of the world, she is perceived as black. She highlighted the variability in racial classifications based on geographical and cultural contexts. Tyla also acknowledged the significant and complex connotations of the term 'Coloured' outside South Africa and clarified that she does not expect others to label her as such.

Read what she wrote;

“Yoh guys, [I have] never denied my blackness, idk where that came from…

“I’m mixed with black/Zulu, irish, Mauritian/Indian and Coloured.

“In South Africa  I would be classified as a Coloured woman and other places I would be classified as a black woman.

“Race is classified differently in different parts of the world.

“I don’t expect to be identified as Coloured outside of Southa by anyone not comfortable doing so because I understand the weight of that word outside of SA. But to close this conversation, I’m both Coloured in South Africa and a black woman.”


Posted: at 15-06-2024 08:55 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Holopid at 15-06-2024 11:17 AM (1 month ago)
(f)
Who Cares about ur Race! Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2024 11:17 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- gogoman at 15-06-2024 03:38 PM (1 month ago)
Online (m)
Bunch of looney  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2024 03:38 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Sanwo Olu's Special Adviser, Sola Dismisses Report Claiming Danfo & Korope Buses Will Be Banned

  2. JAMB Sets New Cut-off Mark For Universities And Polytechnics Admissions

  3. Jesus Never Raised The Dead Nor Healed The Sick - Ghanaian Actor Turned Pastor, Majid Says

  4. Actress Etinosa Sets Internet Aggog As She Showcases Her Massive Back Axle (Video)

  5. "This Is Grossly Inadequate" - Osun Residents Reject ₦70k New Minimum Wage

  6. Why We Accepted The Newly Approved N70,000 Minimum Wage - NLC

  7. 40-Yr-Old Wife, Lydia Aji Kills Husband With Axe In Borno

  8. Former US President, Obama Is Pressuring Biden To Drop Out Of 2024 Run

  9. Police Officer Feared Dead As Gunmen Attack Okpebholo, Shaibu Convoy In Benin

  10. Kano Politician, Dan Bilki Handcuffed Flogged Publicly For Criticising Gov Uba Sani

  11. Edo Covt Still Refers Philip Shaibu As Former Deputy Gov Despite Court Judgement

  12. Police Men Are Tired of Protecting Oppressors, They Want To Join Our Protest In Their Uniform


THIS WEEK
  1. FBI Kills Gunman, Thomas Matthew Crooks In Assassination Attempt On Donald Trump

  2. Upcoming Musician Mistaken For Thief, Beaten To Death After Sleeping With A Married Woman (Vid)

  3. Borno State Gov. Zulum’s Son Allegedly Kills Indian Man In Nightclub Over A Woman

  4. Very Dark Man Condemns Tinubu Govt, Calls For A Peaceful Protest (Video)

  5. Armed Robbery Falls Into Open Well After Raiding University Of Cross River State Hostel

  6. Daddy Freeze’s Wife, Benedicta, Breaks Silence After Appeal Court Upheld His N5m Fine (Video)

  7. FBI Identifies Suspect, Thomas Matthew Crooks In Attempted Assassination Of Donald Trump

  8. Ex Senate President, Pius Anyim Officially Dumps PDP, Joins APC

  9. UAE Denies Approving $10k Bank Balance, N640k Visa Fee Application. Reveals Latest Costs

  10. British Musician, Stefflon Don Affirms Burna Boy As The Love Of Her Life (Video)


TOP MEMBERS: