It's honestly astounding to see how well Rihanna has turned the tables in an industry that prides itself on fucking over new talent.
- She bought all her masters when she left her label in 2012.
- Her lingerie line and make-up line are enormously popular.
- And there's talk that LVMH was in talks to grant her her own luxury clothing line.
Ciara has hits and platinum-selling albums, plural, and a Grammy. She's collaborated with legends. She's about to release her seventh album. She's married to a rich NFL player and secured a steady check from Future for the next 10+ years. Tinashe, on the other hand, has no record deal, recently failed to release a mixtape, hasn't charted anywhere in half a decade, collaborated with noted abusers like Chris Brown, R. Kelly and Terry Richardson, and finished in 10th place on Dancing With The Stars season 27. She wishes she could reach Ciara's level.
It's not like the Joyride we got is a bad album anyways. Tinashe just tried to go for her 'big pop moment' when pop was being phased out as the dominant force in music. I'm sure if Tinashe kept with her sound that she had on Aquarius and her mixtapes instead of releasing stuff like Flame and Player, she would be Kehlani's level at worst, SZA's level at best.