Tyla says she’s coloured in SA and a black woman


Tyla reveals her identity

South African superstar Tyla officially clears the air on her identity following months of debate on social media.

The Grammy-award winner has trended multiple times on social media because of debate on her race.

While some people claims she’s black, others say she’s coloured.

Taking to social media this Thursday night, the Water hitmaker dropped a note to set the record straight and put an end to the debate.

“Never denied my blackness, idk where that came from… I’m mixed with black/Zulu, irish, Mauritian/Indian and Coloured,” she wrote.

Tyla said she is classified as coloured in SA, but in other places she’s black.

”In Southa I would be classified as a Coloured woman and other places I would be classified as a black women.”

“Race is classified differently in different parts of the world.”

“I don’t expect to be identified as Coloured outside of Southa by anyone not comfortable doing so because i understand the weight of that word outside of SA, But to close this conversation, I’m both Coloured in South Africa and a black women,” she wrote.

”As a woman for the culture. It’s and not or… with that being said ASAMBEEE,” she ends the note.

Tyla trends on social media as people react to the statement released.

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