Right now, Tinashe’s fans are breathing a sigh of relief.
After a turbulent 5 years, the R&B starlet has successfully nullified her contract with RCA Records. The relationship between her and the label turned sour shortly after the release of her debut album, Aquarius, in 2014. By fall 2015, the label had pushed Tinashe to abandon her signature sound of alternative R&B to make pop music instead. When her pop offerings failed to gain traction, the label held her sophomore album, Joyride, hostage for nearly 3 years.
For Tinashe, enough was enough. In 2017, she hired a legal team at LaPolt Law in West Hollywood, California, to force RCA to allow Joyride‘s release. In the album’s booklet, Tinashe thanked both of her attorneys, stating, “Thank you to my legal team at LaPolt Law: Dina LaPolt and Danielle Price for all you have done to finally push this project out. My fans and I are forever grateful.”
After Joyride‘s long-awaited released in April 2018, things seemed to be going well between Tinashe and RCA. By summer, the relationship again took a turn for the worse when producer, Hitmaka, revealed that RCA blocked the release of Tinashe’s next studio album, Nashe. This was the last straw. In August, Tinashe revealed to fans during a livestream that she was “trying” to get out of her contract with RCA. Later, in November, Tinashe hinted that she was moving forward with her plans to leave the label when she posted a cryptic image, which stated, “404 Not Found,” to her Instagram account:
Now, it is apparent that the efforts of Tinashe and her legal counsel were victorious, as her fans noticed yesterday that she has been removed from RCA’s artist roster:
Finally, the songbird has been set free.
Catch Tinashe as Mimi Marquez in Fox’s live television production of Rent on Sunday, January 27th!
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