Tinashe Poses For ‘Dazed’ Magazine, Talks Max Martin And Dr. Luke Collaborations: 6 Pics

Tinashe And Chris Brown's "Player" Video
Tinashe and Breezy face off in a dance competition in their sexy "Player" video.

Tinashe ramps up the promotion for sophomore LP Joyride with a Dazed magazine cover story. The 22-year-old holds a lighter to her tongue (and licks a miniature toilet!) in the photo shoot, which showcases her quirky personality. As for the interview? She’s all business. The “2 On” diva admits to being a little starstruck by Dr. Luke and Max Martin (“they’ve done so many amazing things”), but soon got over it.

“I’m not easily intimidated,” the Playboy centerfold says. “I’m never satisfied, even though I’m super-happy with the success I’ve had. I’m always thinking, ‘How can I take this to the next level? How can I step this up?’ With them, it was the opportunity to be like, ‘This is when I make my number one.’” In addition to working with the hitmakers du jour, Tinashe also looks to the greats of yesteryear for inspiration.

“Growing up, that performance element was half the reason I loved music!” Tinashe reveals. “Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Britney… I loved watching videos and learning the choreography. I want little girls to see my video and say, ‘Oh my God, I wanna learn those steps!’ All their friends would have a sleepover and try to figure out the routine, like I used to!” Read the full interview over at Dazed.

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