Tinashe spent lots of 2015 celebrating her debut album Aquarius on the road with some huge stars. She went to South America with Katy Perry and joined a leg of Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf—seriously, huge year.
“[Nicki]’s just exceptionally confident and unapologetic, and I like that about her,” Tinashe tells Fuse, adding that Ms. Minaj converses with the crowd in an exciting way.
As for Katy Perry, Tinashe took notes on “how to just, in the midst of all this awesomeness, just be really chill and down-to-earth. She’s really cool. We got to hang out, and it was really good times. Good vibes.”
Tinashe’s aiming for Perry-sized production levels in her future, too. “Her outfits and her screens and her lighting, it’s just so next-level that I’m like, ‘Yesss, gimme that!’”
With Joyride on the way, Tinashe is planning a new tour of her own. “I can’t wait to get back on the road and start performing all my new songs.” Learn more about her second album in another clip from our interview, and check out our candid October conversation with the “Player” singer, too.