Tyla stands up for her black identity following ‘Breakfast Club’ interview

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    Tyla Defends Her Blackness on X Following Interview with “The Breakfast Club”

    Tyla Defends Her Blackness After Controversial Interview with “The Breakfast Club”

    In a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” African singer Tyla found herself defending her Blackness after being questioned about her use of the term “Coloured” in the past. Host Charlamagne Tha God asked Tyla to explain what she meant by referring to herself as a “Coloured” person, prompting an uncomfortable moment that went viral.

    Tyla’s off-camera representative attempted to steer the conversation in a different direction, but Charlamagne insisted on keeping the awkward moment in the final interview. This led Tyla to take to X to set the record straight, clarifying that she has never denied her Blackness and identifying herself as mixed with Black/Zulu, Irish, Mauritian/Indian, and Coloured.

    In a screenshot of an iPhone note, Tyla expressed her pride in her heritage as a “Coloured” woman in South Africa while also acknowledging her identity as a Black woman. She emphasized that she does not expect to be identified as Coloured outside of South Africa, but rather as a woman of both cultures.

    Tyla’s statements come after facing criticism for her use of the term “Coloured,” with some accusing her of denying her Blackness. However, Tyla made it clear that she embraces all aspects of her identity and hopes that this topic can finally be laid to rest.