And the sexy singer's success went right to her head, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Tinashe, 25, and her pro partner Brandon Armstrong tied for first place with football player DeMarcus Ware and his dancer Lindsay Arnold with 23 out of 30 scores on Monday night's episode of DWTS.
Now, a source has told Radar that many on set are having an extremely difficult time dealing with Tinashe’s off-camera attitude!
“As if Tinashe’s ego wasn’t big enough it just became much worse," the insider sighed.
"After she tied for the highest score and was in first place with DeMarcus for week one, she made sure to let everyone know and expected some sort of recognition for it,” an on-set snitch said.
“She came into the competition with extensive dance experience already and other contestants think that it is unfair, but Tinashe thinks that they are just hating on her because they are jealous.”
As Radar previously reported, Tinashe — who dated Kendall Jenner’s on-again, off-again basketball player boyfriend Ben Simmons prior to the KUWTK star — has been ruffling feathers since before the competition began.
“She just doesn’t take criticism well and acts like a diva because of who she is and who she dated,” the source told Radar.
“Tinashe knows that people think she is doing Dancing with the Stars to help her budding music career and she has no shame in admitting it.”
The hip hop artist previously hit the headlines when her brother, Kudzai, accused Simmons of cheating on Tinashe with Jenner.
Kudzai claimed on social media that Tinashe was still Simmons' girlfriend when he began dating the model and KUWTK star!
Aside from Tinashe, the contestants fighting for this season’s DWTS mirror ball trophy include former gymnast Mary Lou Retton, 50, internet model Alexis Ren, 21, Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch, 27, Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider, 58, radio host Bobby Bones, 38, blind Paralympian and alpine skier Danelle Umsted, 46, Fuller House star Juan Pablo Di Pace, 39, and former Bachelorette star “Grocery Store” Joe Amabile, 32.
Comedian Nikki Glaser was the first celebrity to be eliminated from the competition after her weak performance on Monday night earned her a score of 17 out of 30. She didn't do much better on her second dance on Tuesday's show and was sent packing.
DWTS season 27 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.
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