As widely reported, the nominations for the 2019 Grammys were unveiled yesterday and were hailed by many for being the most the diverse in a decade.
Yet, as is customary, there were a number of shut-outs that left certain acts and their fans fuming.
Such was the case for R&B siren Teyana Taylor.
After years of push-backs (due to label drama and buzz building), the singer’s sophomore album ‘K.T.S.E’ (‘Keep That Same Energy’) finally arrived in June. The set formed part of Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D Music slate of releases – and, as such, was subject to the grating delays and confusion that defined each of the projects he helmed. Many of which ended up not arriving on time, yielded no music videos, and never scored a physical release.
In a candid conversations with fans, Taylor cites the roll-out as one of the causes of the LP’s snub, along with popularity politics.
Her words below…
Granted we’re not sure we believe that Taylor isn’t bothered (as the last tweet above seems to allude to), we understand her expressed frustration.
While her album wasn’t a masterpiece, it was a solid body of work
(lacking uptempos, but that’s another day another convo) and ultimately deserved more.
For her sake, we hope she keeps the momentum up, charges it to the game, and moves on (sans Kanye’s input) briskly and swiftly.
Thanks to her tour and social media presence, she still has a buzz that she ought to volumize. So no need to waste it by taking long between this project and the next.