• Janet Jackson performed a mashup of her classic ‘Nasty’ with Tinashe’s recent hit.
  • The performance took place at Utah First Credit Union Amphitheater.
  • Tinashe expressed her excitement on social media.
  • Tinashe cited Janet and Britney Spears as her biggest influences.
  • Tinashe’s ‘Nasty’ became her first solo Billboard Hot 100 entry.

Janet Jackson wowed the audience at Utah First Credit Union Amphitheater by blending her iconic 1986 hit ‘Nasty’ with Tinashe’s contemporary track of the same name. This moment was shared widely on social media, including Tinashe’s enthusiastic response on Twitter where she simply wrote, ‘Woahhhhh…’.

Back in 2021, Tinashe acknowledged both Janet Jackson and Britney Spears as her major influences, emphasizing how much they mean to her. She fondly remembers Janet’s ‘The Velvet Rope’ as her favorite album.

Tinashe’s independence as an artist has been solidified with the success of ‘Nasty,’ which marked her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist, charting at No. 90. In a conversation with TMZ, she expressed pride in achieving this milestone without the backing of her former label, RCA Records. ‘They said you couldn’t do it, but you can,’ she said, thanking her fans for their unwavering support.

While Tinashe celebrated her first solo Billboard entry, she also opened up about her troubled past with RCA Records, expressing regret over collaborations forced upon her with controversial artists like R. Kelly and Chris Brown. She revealed that these decisions were made by the label when she was quite young and lacked control over her music choices. ‘I literally block out that R. Kelly song from my mind,’ she said, reflecting on the period as embarrassing and surreal.

The iconic blend of Janet Jackson’s classic with Tinashe’s hit ‘Nasty’ symbolized a full-circle moment for the rising star.

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