Chin shed some light on the breakup in an interview on CVM’s OnStage . She explained to host Winford Williams that the split was not as a result of foul play on either part – and she was rather surprised at what social media deemed the root of the breakup.
“Like any other human being, you have those moments where people need to respect your [wish for] privacy,” she said.
“It is something that is very personal and it is something that we are going through. There was no foul play involved and the rumors are kinda ridiculous,” Chin added.
The season 5 winner of The Voice further contended that she still has much love and respect for Cuffe and his family.
“At the end of the day we have a friendship that means more to me than anything. I needed a moment to take a break and get away – that’s what I did. That’s what it is,” she said.
Tessanne further argued that her latest single Fire is not a jab at Cuffe – but she understands the speculation buzzing.
“This song is absolutely not about us. It was actually written in late December, early January and the reason we decided to go with the song was it created such a buzz in the Clair Hair ad commercial we did for The Voice which was aired this season,” she indicated.
In fact, she explained that she had played the song for Cuffe and “he absolutely loved it.”
“It has nothing to do with [the breakup] – as a matter of fact, it has everything to do with being a woman and being empowered by that and not settling for less; whether it is in a relationship, workplace, as a mother, or with your friends,” she contended.
“[The song] is about knowing your worth, knowing who you are and not being afraid to stand up for that – that what [Fire] means to me,” she specified.