With five years in the industry as a solo artist, Tinashe is really getting her footing on the pop side of the world, and, subsequently, its quirky fashion choices. On Mar. 16, the R&B singer rode a fire truck throughout New York City (with Billboard as one of her pit stops) to promote her new single "Flame," at one point leading a flash mob of dancing "firemen" to the Hot 97 radio station headquarters. Donning a semi-sheer black onesie, camouflage joggers and black heels, the singer channeled the spirit of Magic Mike XXL's strip club owner Rome (portrayed by Jada Pinkett Smith), popping champagne to celebrate.
Surprisingly, that outfit choice was a little more conservative and self-contained than the one she displayed the following day, when the singer came back to Billboard for a Facebook Live session, donning head to toe urban-couture brand Off-White. Attributing the sartorial choice to Gwen Stefani's edgy, laid-back '90s style of tomboy-meets-femme, Tinashe managed to pull off a daring mix of latex, oversized pinstripes and denim, topped off by a handful of Fallon Monarch chokers.
Billboard spoke with the singer about becoming the face of recently-announced campaigns with hair care company John Frieda and retail giant Urban Outfitters' Juicy Couture collaboration, why Solange is her icon, and more.