FKA twigs- real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett has been in constant news since her dating rumours with Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been doing the rounds.
As soon as the alleged couple were caught in PDA, FKA twigs has been the target of racist abuse on Twitter. The 26-year-old singer has been criticised since she was seen getting close and cosy with heartthrob, Robert Pattinson.
After getting many racist and hateful comments as captured by Jezebel, FKA twigs tweeted, "I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week."
I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week.— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) September 28, 2014
She later wrote, "Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online." Tahliah's father is Jamaican and a mother who is of both English and Spanish descent.
Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online.— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) September 28, 2014
This is not the first time FKA twigs has faced racist comments. "People said horrible things about something I had no control of, which was tough. But that's okay. Life isn't supposed to be easy, is it?" she told British magazine Dazed & Confused.
The British singer added, "I never really saw anything wrong with how I looked, it was more that certain people pointed things out to you about yourself. Either your hair's different, or the colour of your skin, or your features. Half of my life I've had people staring at me because they think I'm funny-looking and ugly."
Meanwhile, Tahliah and alleged beau, Robert Pattinson are having a romantic time together. They were snapped holding hands along a beach in Venice. They were also snapped getting cosy in the car while driving in Hollywood.