Teyana Taylor’s talent that she’s displayed over the years via her music has been well-received by fans all over. However, Taylor recently revealed she was frustrated with the lack of support from her record label as well as the music industry. As a result, Taylor noted she would be stepping back from music. Now, the singer has gone into detail about her time on Def Jam, noting she asked to be released from the label numerous times.
While on Instagram Live, Taylor said, “I asked Def Jam to drop me on almost 10 different occasions. Straight to the face. Up in the building. At this point, I can’t let this kill me. Granted, to my fans, I think that, you know — and I can see how my message can come across, but at the same time, I feel like it’s a tiny bit selfish to say, ‘What about your fans? Do it for your fans.’ Baby, I gotta do it for my mental health. I have to do it for my emotional health. I have to do it for my kids so I can stay alive for my kids.”
From there, Teyana said, “I constantly get attacked for all the f**k s**t the label do and, y’all know me, I stay quiet. But, it’s so much I can take. So maybe, if I retire, n***as will let me go. Drop me, fam. Let me be free.” Take a look above.
Recently, artist Teyana Taylor took to Instagram to reveal her 2020 Spotify Wrapped stats, but also dropped off a shocking message to go along with the stats.
Taylor noted that she felt slighted at times during her journey, saying, “I ain’t gone front in times of feeling super under appreciated as an artist, receiving little to no real push from the ‘machine,’ constantly getting the shorter end of the stick, being overlooked, I mean the list on and on lol. I’m retiring this chapter of my story with the comfort that I can depart with peace of mind seeing that all the hard work & passion put in was indeed loved & supported somewhere in the world.”
Taylor’s struggles with the industry were made public when the star spoke on issues she had with the way her ‘KTSE’ album was handled by Def Jam and GOOD Music. Taylor continued on, saying, “all hustlers have the understanding that when one door closes, another will open…either that or I’m pickin da locks petunia!!! So wassup😜.” Take a look above.