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Ariana Grande to get honorary citizenship of Manchester + Tinashe’s Colorism Comments Land The Singer In Hot Water

Ariana Grande is set to receive honorary citizenship from Manchester..And, Tinashe is speaking out about those colorism comments she made recently. Get deets inside...
 ARIANNA
 
Ariana Grande has just been offered honorary citizenship of Manchester, England after the terror attacks on May 22 during her concert, as well as the One Love benefit concert she organized in the days after  The entertainer would be the first person awarded with an honorary citizenship, in a new system to recognize those who made outstanding contributions to the city.  An event to mark "selfless acts" after the blast is to be held, too.  Under the proposals for the new scheme, honorary citizenship of Manchester could be granted to those from outside Greater Manchester.
“This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city,” Manchester city council leader Sir Richard Leese told BBC News. “We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May, with love and courage rather than hatred and fear. Ariana Grande exemplified this response. I think many people would already consider her an honorary Mancunian and we would be delighted, if the council approves the proposal, to make it official.”
Ariana helped raise millions of dollars for those affected by the terrorist attacks with her benefit concert.
 
In twittervile dragging news...
TINASH
So, Tinashe is trending for the comments she made about colorism hindering her singing career.  She received a prompt Twitter dragging, as expected.  The singer spoke to The Guardian about race and working in the entertainment industry, but there’s one moment in the interview that folks weren’t to happy about.   
The singer expressed her disappointment with the way the industry handles female entertainers, saying, "It felt like they almost had to sacrifice someone because there wasn’t enough room, which isn’t true. Ciara’s an amazing artist, Beyoncé’s an amazing artist, Rihanna’s an amazing artist, and they’re all very different!”  She went on to add that being biracial has often be difficult as well because “there’s colourism involved in the black community, which is very apparent.”
"It’s about trying to find a balance where I’m a mixed woman, and sometimes I feel like I don’t fully fit into the Black community; they don’t fully accept me, even though I see myself as a Black woman. That disconnect is confusing sometimes.”
Social media was quick to take nuggets from the interview and it went viral.  
Last modified onWednesday, 14 June 2017 17:36

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