R&B star Teyana Taylor might not have planned to be the sexiest woman alive, but she earned that title anyway. The popular model and online influencer has made history as the first Black woman to be named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ by prominent men’s magazine, Maxim. Taylor was an easy pick for the top of Maxim’s […]
Even though she released one of the best projects in 2018 Teyana Taylor didn’t feel comfortable at her recording home. She now says she left the game due to G.O.O.D. Music’s lack of support.
As spotted on Yahoo! Entertainment, the Harlem native is shedding more light on why her critically acclaimed album K.T.S.E. was her last. During a recent appearance on Sip ‘N Smoke, she revealed to Cam Newton her decision to retire from the music industry.
“At the end of the day, I’m a mom first,” she explained. “A mom, a wife, a woman. And I think for me, I put in a lot of work. I work very, very hard. So, if you feel unheard and unseen—like how I said earlier with my husband. He sees me, he hears me. I take that sh*t serious. Everything that I do. So if you’re my husband, or I’m signed, everybody that I’m aligned with should see me. They should hear me. They should feel me. If you don’t see me, hear me, or feel me, it’s a dub for you.”
“And I felt like the label wasn’t really hearing me and seeing me,” she continued. “I felt underappreciated. So, for my mental health, my mental well-being, for my kids, let me just put this on ice for a little [bit]. It’s not that I retired permanently. It’s more like, I just don’t feel like I want to move another inch for a company.”
At the height of her singing career, at just 30 years old, R&B artist/actress Teyana Taylor suddenly retired from music in late-2020. The announcement came shortly after Taylor’s acclaimed The Album was snubbed by the Grammy Awards, and until now, the versatile performer hadn’t explained why she walked away. Teyana Taylor Says G.O.O.D. Music Pushed […]
Fans of Teyana Taylor were disappointed to hear back in December that she had decided to retire from music just a few months after releasing her critically acclaimed third studio album, The Album. Despite the album garnering critical acclaim, something happened behind the scenes that made Taylor want to bow out from music, for the time being maybe.
Teyana recently sat down with Cam Newton on his Sip ‘N Smoke series where the two talked about her career and how issues with her label made her want to retire from music.
“At the end of the day, I’m a mom first,” said Taylor. “A mom, a wife, a woman. And I think for me, I put in a lot of work. I work very, very hard. So, if you feel unheard and unseen—like how I said earlier with my husband. He sees me, he hears me. I take that sh*t serious. Everything that I do. So if you’re my husband, or I’m signed, everybody that I’m aligned with should see me. They should hear me. They should feel me. If you don’t see me, hear me, or feel me, it’s a dub for you.”
She went on to say “And I felt like the label wasn’t really hearing me and seeing me. I felt underappreciated. So, for my mental health, my mental well-being, for my kids, let me just put this on ice for a little [bit].” She then revealed that her retirement is not permanent, but that she just didn’t want to produce under her former label anymore. “It’s not that I retired permanently, it’s more like, I just don’t feel like I want to move another inch for a company.”
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Teyana Taylor may have announced the end of her music career last year, but she’s still being creative.
Shortly after her retirement, the Harlem native announced her year-long partnership with Pretty Little Thing.
“Being the creative director of PrettyLittleThing is very exciting,” she explained. “It is a lot that I want to do, and there are some changes that I want to make to better the company. I am a very hands-on person, and when I’m invested in something, I want to know everything.”
The collection compliments Taylor’s style and pays homage to 90s streetwear and “encapsulates female sexuality, allowing you to own your confidence and be proud of who you are,” according to the brand’s site.
“I wanted the collection to be fun and reflect the way I dress,” Taylor told BET. “The new collection is where girly and tomboy meets.”
Teyana Taylor designed the 25-piece collection herself which features lots of chocolate brown pieces, vegan leather, and tight body suits. Check it out on the official Pretty Little Thing website here.
Although Teyana Taylor announced that she’s retiring from the music industry, opportunities keep knocking on her door. Lil’ Kim handpicked Teyana Taylor to portray her in an upcoming project.
In a recent interview with Essence, the Hip-Hop icon said that she’s working on a forthcoming project about her life.
“It’s dealing with me and my life a little bit, kinda,” she revealed, adding that she can share more details publicly next month.
The Brooklyn native expressed her interest in receiving the biopic treatment so that her supporters can know the “real Kim.” She quipped, “All the other stories that everybody else tells, chile, don’t listen to it.”
While she’s open to an unknown actor portraying her, the rapper said Teyana is the only person in the industry fitting to play her younger self.
“It can only be a girl that’s from the hood that I’m from. I love Teyana, she’s my only other thought. There’s nobody else in the industry at all but Teyana. But, even before Teyana — I love Teyana, but she’s from Harlem –before Teyana, I would love to give some little girls from Brooklyn a chance so I can connect. Really connect.”
Naturi Naughton infamously portrayed Lil Kim in the 2009 film Notorious and Kim was not here for it. “Yeah, no. No. I hate that movie. To me it was like a spoof. It was something that I would have never approved. I didn’t like who played me. No. No, no, no, no.”
Kim handpicking Teyana Taylor to portray her in a biopic comes weeks after Dionne Warwick said she wanted the Harlem native to play her.
“This is a case for @netflix. Please don’t ask who I would cast to play me as it would obviously be @TEYANATAYLOR,” Warwick tweeted in an FYI to the streaming platform.
G.O.O.D Music’s Teyana Taylor isn’t thinking twice about her retirement decision. Instead, the popular crooner has already set up big ventures and power moves at the start of 2021. Teyana Taylor’s Post-Retirement Power Moves According to reports, Taylor is still heavily invested in the music biz even if she isn’t making songs anymore. The popular […]
Late last week, Teyana Taylor announced her retirement and had the music world shook. One of those to express concern was The Game, who hit Instagram to deliver a message to the singer.
“TT, @TeyanaTaylor…….. this message is from the young game who met a very young, talented black girl with the biggest voice I’d ever heard in my life on a cold night in New York City I don’t remember how many years ago,” Game wrote. “The 1st time I heard you sing, I knew what you were & also knew it was only a matter of time before you were a SUPERSTAR. You signed to @pharrell & I remember how bad you wanted the world to hear your voice. You were writing day in & day out. In studio every single day trying to perfect your craft. But sometimes amazing things take time so you waited & continued to be you.”
Game would go on to detail their friendship and the determination she had to her craft despite hurdles coming her way.
“You signed to @kanyewest & I remember how excited you were to start a new chapter. Time passed again…. but you were patient and you never stopped being amazing & kept your head up as you progressed in your talent. You met @imanshumpert, started a family & became the woman I always knew you’d be…. a mother, a wife & still one of the greatest talents I have ever known,” Game added.
He would go on to detail that her last release, The Album, is a classic and for her to “NEVER TIP THE CROWN.” You can see his words of encouragement here.