Tank Sends Apology Message To Young Generation Of R&B: I See Too Much Hate From Old People

Tank Sends Apology Message To Young Generation Of R&B: I See Too Much Hate From Old People

Singer Tank took to his Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 8th), to share a message to young R&B talent who have been judged and criticized via the state of its current culture. In the 44-year-old singer’s message, he apologized for the hate that aspiring artists have received.
“I would like to apologize to all of the young r&b artists who are just trying to figure it out in your generation. I see too much hate from old people about how you artistically articulate your r&b experience! Create it the way YOU feel it! Period! #TheGeneral”
Tank also advised the new generation to share their gifts with the world as unapologetically as possible.
“I’ve always embraced the new generation of r&b talent. It’s amazing how new and how different it is generation to generation. Change is inevitable and traditions don’t last. Creativity is not singular it’s exponentially plural! There are no rules, no boxes, and no walls! Share your gifts your way unapologetically! Work hard and dedicate yourself to the craft! The universe will take care of the rest! Welcome to R&B Music!”

He added a second post that included definitions of constructive criticism and hatred. Tank urged his fans and followers to use compassion and understanding in 2020 rather than using hate to justify a point of view.

“In 2020 we can’t afford to use hate or hatred as a tool to build. Creating a bridge requires construction. Sharing information requires understanding from both sides. Coming together means at some point we’ll have to hold hands. How can i hold your hand if i hate or i’m full of hatred towards you? Think about the things you do and say and ask yourself are they constructive or destructive.. I love you all.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral

Tank isn’t a stranger to speaking out about the current state of music.

He recently defended newly turned Christian rapper, Kanye West after his Jesus Is King album was listed on the Hip-Hop charts.

“I think it’s disrespectful to Kanye to put his “Gospel” album on the hip hop charts. This man is clearly about the business of a higher calling. Why can’t his gospel album be a GOSPEL ALBUM? It’s not a hip hop album! I’m just confused so i’m asking.”


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Authored by: Gregory Molette