Tinashe takes another swipe at RCA Records and reveals she cried when her former record label made her change debut album cover
Tinashe has been candidly critical about her experience recording for RCA Records.
After claiming they 'always low-key sabotaged' her 'real art s**t,' Tinashe is again pulling the curtain back on their creative differences by sharing that she cried when she had to change her album artwork for her 2014 debut, Aquarius.
The Songs For You singer, 26, confirmed her split from the record label in February 2019 after about a seven-year working relationship.
Confession: Tinashe revealed that she cried when her former record label RCA Records made her change the cover artwork of her debut album Aquarius
The admission all started with a tweet from a fan about the heartbreaking incident.
'Funny story, the cover we know in love is not the one Tinashe wanted for Aquarius… The one SHE originally chose ended up being on the back,' the fan posted on Twitter along with a snap of the photo in question.
Being the social media butterfly that she is, the Kentucky native singer replied about 20 minutes later.
'I remember being in London sitting in the car crying cuz I had to change it,' she confessed.
Fan stirs it up: The album controversy all started with a tweet from a fan about the heartbreaking incident
Social media butterfly: Tinashe responded to the fans in about 20 minutes
The photo that Tinashe wanted as the cover showed her with part of her face covered with what appears to be a wrap adorned with some sort of stones.
She's also shirtless in the snap.
In the end, RCA Records opted to use a photo of her face uncovered while decked out in a white ensemble for the cover.
The final verdict: RCA Records opted for this photo for the debut album cover
Earlier this year, longtime manager Mike Nazzaro told Rolling Stone that Tinashe 'initiated' her release from the label.
'It was a positive split for her. It's giving her back creative control,' adding that the split 'took a little while to figure out.'
During her time on the label, she revealed that RCA pushed her to record a song that she adamantly didn't want to do.
'I couldn’t, as an artist, get behind the lyrics,' she said in a 2016 interview.
Tinashe is currently in New York as part of her promo blitz for her first independent studio album, Songs for You, that drops on Friday, November 22.
Promo mode: The singer is currently in New York as part of her promo blitz for her new album
New phase: Tinashe's first independent album, Songs for You, drops on Friday, November 22