Tinashe Can’t Believe Janet Jackson Performed A Mashup Of Their “Nasty” Tracks During Concert

Tinashe is enjoying a lot of success when it comes to her smash hit single “Nasty,” and it’s a very heartening and deserved phenomenon to witness. What’s more is that musical legends are giving her due flowers and paying homage to the massive reach of the track, especially when they have a particular reason to do so. Moreover, during her latest tour stop, Janet Jackson performed a mashup of “Nasty” with her own song of the same name, resulting in a very dynamic rendition and tribute. “Woahhhhh …” the Kentucky native expressed incredulously on Twitter, quote-tweeting the clip and seemingly giving her sign of praise, gratefulness, and appreciation.

Furthermore, this actually isn’t the first big 2024 hit that Janet Jackson has shown love to during her tour and spectacular concerts. For example, she also incorporated Kendrick Lamar‘s Drake diss “Not Like Us” into her “Nasty” track, although K.Dot hasn’t yet reacted to this like Tinashe did. It’s also pretty curious that both renditions and mashups occurred through the same song, which sets it apart as a particular cheat code for this sort of thing. Take note, DJs and playlist curators out there: you might find your next killer transition or remix via the Janet discog.

Tinashe Reacts To Janet Jackson’s Homage

Elsewhere, though, Tinashe is enjoying the success of “Nasty” in other ways that aren’t just marveling at the one and only Janet Jackson showing you love. Another notable part of the track’s run is that it’s her first solo charting song on the Billboard Hot 100, and it’s also an independent release. The 31-year-old said that her former label RCA Records is “gagging” over the success of “Nasty,” one of a couple of instances in which she threw shade their way. Given the complicated relationship she detailed with the record company, it’s an understandable reaction.

Meanwhile, some folks think that Janet Jackson is back with Q-Tip thanks to a birthday post on social media, but that’s just the rumor mill doing its thing. We’ll see whether she continues to pay tribute to Tinashe or works in other artists and hits into her tour repertoire. With these connections in mind, a lot of fans probably hope that they could collaborate together one day. After all, it would probably sound pretty nasty, and in the best way possible.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output.

Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond.

Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C.

His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.