Last night, Tink took to Instagram Live to provide a detailed account of a troubling encounter with renowned producer Hitmaka. The R&B artist commenced her disconcerting narrative by referring to her frequent collaborator as “foul” and revealed that she had to protect herself during the incident.
She initiated the video with a sense of agitation, declaring,
“I don’t ever bother nobody, so if I ever have to say something, it’s valid, you know what I mean?” She continues, “So just understand that Hitmaka, you foul, and if you think to put the video out of me in the car, then I am going to have to let the clip go, and everybody is going to get exposed.”
The startling yet somewhat ambiguous remarks from the Chicago-native singer did not conclude there. She proceeded to state,
“I know how you have been playing. The label knows how you have been playing, so for me, leave me be.”
She later reminded viewers in the video that her intentions were sincere, but she had experienced a similar situation before and was determined not to let it happen again.
Tink also disclosed in the video her intention to inform her fans that new music was on the horizon, although she had not yet decided on the specifics. Her primary message was a call for her fans to support her and stand by her side if the video of the alleged car incident were to surface.
Reactions from fans on The Shade Room’s post were mixed. One fan commented, “Tink NEVER gets on the internet to say anything, so if she says something… I believe it.” Another remarked, “This ain’t his first run-in. He has a violent past with women, all public records. It’s crazy to me that [people] even still work with him in this day and age of cancel culture.”
Tink revealed in the video that she had heard warnings about working with him but chose to disregard them because she did not witness the behavior everyone was talking about. She concluded her video by stating, “I’ve been dealing with this since May.”
Tink’s most recent album was produced by Hitmaka and featured guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign and Yung Bleu.