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)

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)
Who Cares about ur Race! Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2024 11:17 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 15-06-2024 03:38 PM (1 month ago)
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Bunch of looney  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-06-2024 03:38 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master


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