Teairra Marí Speaks Out On Jay-Z & More

Published: Friday 25th Jul 2008 by Sam
Teairra Marí Speaks Out On Jay-Z & MoreIn a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, former Princess of The Roc, Teairra Marí spoke out the current status of her relationship with one-time mentor Jay-Z:

AHHA: Is there still a relationship at all with Jay-Z?

Teairra Mari: There is no relationship there at all. I haven’t heard from him since that time. I think I sent him a happy birthday message because his birthday is two days after mine, like two years ago and since then it’s been nothing. And I don’t want it to be – Actually, it’s fine because I was a young girl. If you could come into a young girl’s life and then just throw her on the curb, you put this father presence on and then be like, “I’m done with it.” I don’t want a relationship like that.

Ouch. She seems a lil burned by the way things went down and rightfully so. Label or no label, it wasn’t right the way her so-called ‘father’ dashed her to the side like that. Anyway, she also discussed her dislike of the direction of her first LP:

AHHA: With your first album, Roc-A-Fella Presents Teairra Mari, do you feel that project accurately depicted where you wanted you career to go and what you wanted your sound to be?

Teairra Mari: I was 17 and I had a parental advisory sticker on the album. I was totally against that. I was pre-instructed to do what I did. They wanted me to be that rebellious, young teenager. At the time I was going through a rebellious stage so I guess I could see it, but the curse words I didn’t totally understand it, like a cursing 17-year-old girl. I just did what I was told because I believed in those people.

I always did wonder, what right-minded label exec would have a 17 year old singing about ‘do I need to tell a n***a how to touch me'(on ‘Make A Girl Feel’}. Here’s hoping Teairra’s latest effort brings her the recognition she deserves.

Any thoughts?

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  1. PEBB July 25, 2008

    ABOUT THE FATHER ISSUE ITS NO NEED TO BE BITTER JUST GET UP GET OVER IT AND DO YOU..BUT IM GLAD THAT SHE DID CLEAR UP THAT SHE DIDNT LIKE THE CURSIN AT 17…

  2. David July 25, 2008

    i like her so much more knowing that she was against her image the first time around. sucks things went down the way they did.

  3. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    PEOPLE WHO SAY GET OVER IT. DUMB A** JUST CAUSE SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT SOMETHING DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE NOT OVER IT. SHE CAN SPEAK HER MIND. EVERYONE KNOW JAY ISNT S***

  4. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    i’m glad she explained that she was against the cursing, because it seemed a little inappropriate for her targeted audience. anywayz, i wish her the best the 2nd time around

  5. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    I’ve never heard of her until recently but I do wish her all the best..

  6. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    im a big fan of hers but sometimes u gotta stop talking about stuff and move on whats done is done move on to bigger things and instead of talking of the past

  7. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    SAM YOU SHOULD REMOVE THOSE NASTY ADS FROM THE SIDE OF THE LAYOUT.

  8. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    she needs to shut the fcuk up cause if she really was against the cursing etc she should have spoken up about it…think about it alot of the artist start off young etc and they don’t have cussin on their records..and its not Jay’s fault b/c you got thrown out on your ass its just business.. She should have some new material to write or hell at least tell someone so they can write it for you.

  9. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    I will be looking out for her work in the near future.

  10. AaronMichael July 25, 2008

    Yawn….

  11. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    LOVE YOU TEAIRRA. cant wait to see what u got cooking for ur next album

  12. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    I can’t wait to hear her new material, I think we’ve all been waiting! WORK IT OUT, TEAIRRA!

  13. DreamWriter July 25, 2008

    I don’t think she’s bitter. On B Scott’s youtube interview of her, she seemed to speak highly of Jay-Z.

    I’m happy to hear that the “grown and s*** at 17” thing wasn’t the real her. At least she can keep some self-respect.

  14. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    Jay-Z sucks ass anyway. I don’t why the lames try to hype him up and worship him like they do anyway.

  15. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    That’s messed up what Jay did to her. For the people here telling her to stfu – they are the ones who need to shut up. For a 17 y.o. from the hood to be told what to do by JAY Z – they are gonna listen to him, regardless if it was against what they wanted.

    For him to pick her up and give her all that hope, and then drop her on the street. He’s going to hell.
    I hate Jay Z and this made me hate him even more. Everyone says Kanye is an ass – they dont know bout Jay.

  16. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    why go off??? they asked her abut the situation and she told them!!! yall are so dumb sometimes… she is just speaking the truthr… ya know … keeping it real… how many artists actually admit to being dropped from a label???? i comend her 4 that …. and hell i like to hear how things go down for real… so yall will see its cut throat….

  17. Anonymous July 25, 2008

    Please! What tripe! She was happy cursing and being sexual overt at photo opportunities and videos because if she wasn’t it wouldn’t have looked so natural… And if she wasn’t happy at the faux father pimping her out, where was her real mother? They were both happy all thr way to the bank. It’s not like her look or sound has changed much since shes been gone. Attention seeking!

    She has no choice but to admit she’d lost her deal it was common knowlege.

  18. Anonymous July 26, 2008

    This young girl in a way brang it on herself, NO ONE CAN FORCE U to do SOMETHING U DON’T WANT TO DO, if Teairra wasn’t happy then she should of said NO and rebel against the Record Company controlling her. It sounds like she was young and gullible at the time and was so into “I have to please Def Jam and Jay Z”. Maybe she wouldn’t of got drop if she spoke about what direction in music she wanted to make other then the cursing and she would of got more RESPECT from def jam and people, for voicing her opinion and just maybe more people would of heard of her and her music, if she appealed to young people her age at the time

  19. DreamWriter July 26, 2008

    “NO ONE CAN FORCE U to do SOMETHING U DON’T WANT TO DO…” I agree, but obviously she was scared to put a foot wrong. Out of her, Christina Milian, Fefe Dobson and Rihanna, Rihanna seems to be the only one still around and who does what her label says. Fefe spoke out and said she didn’t want Rihanna’s image so she got dropped. Milian (yeah, her albums didn’t do too well overall) didn’t want SOS and she got dropped. The people who spoke out got dropped, so no wonder she kept her mouth shut.

    I do agree with you though, but I still feel she was young and they took her image too far. I only watched thirty seconds of her vid before turning that nastiness off!

  20. Durrel Jennings July 26, 2008

    I see many of these haters dont know what they’re talking about! Of course no one can make you do what you dont want to do but DUHHH she was SIGNED to label and your are to do as they say! Your under contract and if thats the direction they want you to go then so be it. They give the check NO YOU!
    Anyways…I have much hope for my girl! I’ve always loved her…too bad things went this way but thats reality. She’ll be okay.

  21. Anonymous July 26, 2008

    STOP BEIGN SO DUMB. I MEAN HOW MANY PPL ARE GONNA TURN AROUND AND SAY TO JAY Z I DNT WANA SING BWT A N**** WANTING 2 TOUCH ME. WOULD U? COS I WOULDNT, UR RISKING UR MONEY CARREER N EVERYTHING ELSE. SO JUST THINK BEFORE U START FLYIN OFF THE HANDLE.

  22. ND July 26, 2008

    THIS IS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.. AINT NO SUPRISE TO ME AT ALL MATE!

  23. LDN Town Rep!! July 27, 2008

    Teairra has got bags of talent vocally and i always remember he doing the "Lose My Breathe" tribute with Rihanna & Amerie. T's vocals were on point and knew she was a star…
    If she has some good writers she can really help the R&B game cus its weak at the mo.

    The label put her in that lane of rebel to help not conflict her and rihanna's style..

    Random Points….

    Usher & J Record need to fix up and get One Chance out properly with their talent..

    What happened to Black Buddafly i was feelin them?

    Nivea gotta bring out a Hot album cus was reminicing with her first two albums & shes got skillz (on some tracks lol)…

    FDM need to come out now cus there's a spot for them to SHUT-DOWN Pretty "Ugly" Ricky permanatly…

    Hope Keri Hilson, Jen Hudson, Monica, Brandy, Tynisha Keli and Dondria Nicole come hard on their albums…..Where's the male Artist i can big up?????????????????????????? Well Joe, Mario & Lloyd will bring it at least(without gettin the shine they deserve)…

    I wish TGT(Tyrese,Ginuwine,Tank) would come with a REAL R&B album but looks like tht project ain't coming to the forefront.

    geeeeeeeezz my venting is ova SORRY PEEPZ lol

  24. Anonymous July 27, 2008

    man fukk teairra mari n everybody who said jay z suks.. f** all yall. who gives a s*** bout dat dummas b**** mari

  25. Anonymous July 27, 2008

    ^Jay Z SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Anonymous July 27, 2008

    ^ JAY Z SUCKS and he’s ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Anonymous July 27, 2008

    Jay Z is worthless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Anonymous July 28, 2008

    I didn’t care much for the girl back when she had her debut, and I still don’t care much for her now. She is one of the many pop-tart victims of record labels. Jay-Z marketed her a certain way, and wasn’t seeing the results he expected, so he stopped backing her, it’s that simple and cruel.

  29. Anonymous July 30, 2008

    she is cursing on her new single. Is that jay z fault. it’s called “finding my way back”. Her songs were grown up though…

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