Teyana Taylor Reacts To Grammy Nomination Snub: “It’s A Popularity Game”

Published: Saturday 8th Dec 2018 by Sam

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.

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  1. DanYiel December 8, 2018

    And to this message I agree ☝?, I’m tired of the same folks being honored for each damn award show!!

    • Tristan December 8, 2018

      Agree! Tired of seeing f****** Beyoncé win a Grammy every year (even if it is a technical category) just for showing up.
      It sickens me, the Grammys to her look like those tournaments kids have in which they all receive a participation trophy ???

      • Justme December 8, 2018

        This has nothing to do with Beyonce.. but everything is love was a better album than teyana.. her album was actually trash.. Mya TKO album was better than teyana… if it was a popularity contest teyana would’ve gotten the nom over Mya

      • XYZ December 9, 2018

        Nah, mya is still rnb royalty and well known. Teyana‘s album was pretty boring tbh. The carters‘ album was trash and is far away from being Grammy worthy, except of the video though

  2. CHNA December 8, 2018

    She has ONE buzz single and that was NOT a hit. She had a few radio spins but her PRODUCT was not super strong. H.E.R had major buzz and talent to back it up. Cardi………………………..is a fluke. Love her dearly but lets be honest she’s a FUN time but shes RUN by a machine.

  3. J December 8, 2018

    The album as a whole wasn’t that strong nor cohesive. It sounded and felt rushed (even though it took a million years to drop)

  4. Fancy BISH December 8, 2018

    Why does everyone who doesn’t get a nomination are all of a sudden snubbed? Sometimes they just didn’t like your ish, sis lol…in Teyana’s case, she certainly can do better than that lil album she turned in…but I can think of tons of classic albums and songs that were actually snubbed…like, they was hating for REAL…

    • Meme December 8, 2018

      Exactly, it’s so childish

    • Jasmine December 9, 2018

      I agree. Her album only had 7 songs. When your album is that short each song has to be a hit and she had NONE. Anita Baker’s Rapture only had 8 songs and EVERY song was a hit and single worthy. Similary, Anita Baker’s album Giving You the Best That I Got only had 8 songs and EVERY SONG was a hit. These new artists (and their labels) want to take too many shortcuts by not hiring good songwriters, recording songs barely 2 minutes long, and not paying producers for their hit material. Thus, this is the end result. Very few artists can be a great artist as well as producer and songwriter. R. Kelly is an exception but he is older now. MJ and Prince are dead so these new artists need to step their game up.

  5. aJ December 8, 2018

    How in the entire f*** did she think she would ever be nominated for a Grammy for her music? Please tell me she’s not serious or shocked….?????

  6. Meme December 8, 2018

    No sweetie becus Her isn’t popular and Teyana is much more knee than Her. You music just wasn’t the creme.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 8, 2018

      HER is extreeeemely popular, ru kidding me? Lol.

  7. KB December 8, 2018

    It clearly was not a popularity contest. There are many nominees who’s album did not even sell 300k. Bye Petunia.

  8. Khia December 8, 2018

    A lot of the songs on her mixtape used samples of other songs which the Grammys have rules that those songs cannot be nominated. TGT, WTP was uptempo.

  9. Koby December 8, 2018

    It wasn’t a good Album. She’s capable of producing better material. Blame Kanye.

  10. titi December 9, 2018

    Artist always show they face when they dont get a Nom.

    But if they do get a nom they are like thank god this and that. im humbled

    Like Teyona your album was good but it was only 27 min long. who voitting for a ablum that short come on sit yo ass down and make a solid body of work!

  11. Yan December 10, 2018

    Maybe if she had actually released an album instead of a collection of snippets she would be acknowledged.

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