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Teyana Taylor Clarifies Her Retirement Comments Saying They Were A “Warning” To Her Label

Teyana Taylor has cleared up her recent « retiring » comments by saying they were a « warning » to her record label.

Earlier this week (December 4), Taylor took to Instagram to share the results of Spotify’s 2020 Artists Wrapped, which showed that she has amassed 162.8 million listens on the streaming platform this year.

In a long caption accompanying the post, Taylor expressed his satisfaction with the result, saying that such success meant that he was « withdrawing this chapter from my story » knowing that he could « leave with peace of mind seeing that all the hard work and passion put into it was in fact loved and supported somewhere in the world. « 

Now, in a new Instagram Live post, Taylor clarified the comments by explaining that they were directed at his record label. Taylor is currently signed by Kanye West’s GOOD Music and Def Jam Records.

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Taylor said, « Most of what that post was to warn my label, which I’ve been signing with for almost 10 years. Everything you guys see of me, everything I put out, everything I do is like, 100% me. « 

« … What I like about this is that there is no gun to anyone’s head to do something they don’t want to do. So yeah, I’m going to feel slighted if I’m putting 110% and my label is giving me , they are reciprocating what 10% of that …

« I constantly feel lonely, I constantly feel underrated, I constantly feel like a failure … there is literally no push. »

Last week, Taylor was introduced to the heads of the Grammys after nominations for the 2021 awards failed to shortlist any female artists in the category of Best R&B Album.

On Twitter, Taylor wrote: « They had better say Best Male R&B Album because all I see is a dick in this category. »

In June, Taylor released her third studio album, « The Album, » which NME called in its four-star review « a celebration of family and a declaration of self-love. »

« Teyana Taylor has finally delivered an album that scratches far below the surface of her person while triumphantly prioritizing herself, from her sexuality to her vulnerabilities, » the review added.

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