Tinashe Says Janet Jackson is Her ‘Hero’ & Madonna Gave Her the Best Career Advice Ever

Fresh off her new album, “333” Tinashe speaks on what it is like being a female in such a male-dominated industry and who she looks to for career advice.

Speaking with Hot New Hip-Hop, Tinashe says she “rejected being put in a box” and her new music is somewhere “between Pop and R&B.”

Now as an independent artist she has an all-female team and credits Janet Jackson and Madonna for giving her the road map to navigate the industry.

Tinashe says if she could interview Janet she would ask, “at the moments where it seemed like everybody was counting her out…what did you tell yourself [to keep going]?” 

And Madonna once gave her the best career advice saying, ‘Don’t compare yourself to anyone, and don’t take sh*t from anyone.’ Because that can be a very slippery slope when you start making compromises to your artistry or what you want to do, and before you know it, all of a sudden, the final product will feel like it didn’t come from your soul.”

What is the best career advice you’ve been given?