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 Her To Retirement
Teyana Taylor’s retirement shocked many in the music industry. None other than the legendary Janet Jackson publicly pleaded with Taylor to keep her career going. In a recent interview with NFL star Cam Newton, Taylor called out her former record label, Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music, for making her feel underappreciated.
“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.
“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. 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.”
Jacquees Wants Teyana Taylor To Come Back
The self-proclaimed king of R&B, Jacquees, wants a major comeback from talented crooner Teyana Taylor. He went online to reveal he was trying to pull the music star out of retirement.
“Tryna convince @teyanataylor to come out retirement 😩”
Teyana Taylor’s Post-Retirement Power Moves
The G.O.O.D Music artist 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. According to reports, Taylor is still heavily invested in the music biz even if she isn’t making songs anymore. The popular crooner has launched a production studio for dance, music and video creations.
@TEYANATAYLOR may have retired from making music but her career in the arts is far from over. Ushering in 2021, she announced her venture The Aunties 360, a 5 acre lot that includes production, dance, recording, prop studios, equipment and 360 green screen rooms for creatives.
Game Celebrates TT’s Career
Recently, West Coast rapper Game went to his Instagram page and didn’t hold back on acknowledging how much Teyana has done in a short period of time. The California native spoke on her R&B come up and making her dreams come true by joining rap star Kanye West‘s label.
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. 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. Time passed & I had a tour coming up in Europe so I invited you to come & open up…. Even though my fan base there knew nothing about you, I watched from the side of the stage as you won the crowd over one city at a time for 2 months. When we came back to America, your confidence had grown even more & you had an added energy to apply to your music & everything you were. You signed to @kanyewest & I remember how excited you were to start a new chapter.
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