Teyana Taylor Explains Retirement / Reveals She Begged Label To Drop Her

Published: Sunday 6th Dec 2020 by Sam

Teyana Taylor shocked the industry and fans alike when she announced that she was retiring from music after relaying that she felt unappreciated.

Now, she’s expanded on her sentiments.

Find out what she had to say below…

Speaking on Instagram Live, the singer clarified that her grievance doesn’t stem from being omitted from the 2021 GRAMMY nominations. She stressed that it has “nothing” to do with that.

Instead, she said: “I’m tired, baby. I’m tired.” 

She candidly remarked:

“What that post was was toward my label that I’ve been signed to for almost 10 years.” 

Taylor, released ‘The Album’ in June, unpacked a narrative of driving her own career without much support:

“Yes, I am gonna feel under-appreciated if I’m putting in 110% and they’re reciprocating 10 % of that. I constantly feel alone. I constantly feel unappreciated. I constantly feel failed because there’s literally no push.”

The 29-year-old revealed that she begged her label (Def Jam) to drop her on “almost 10 different occasions. Just drop me, because at this point, I can’t let this kill me.”

She continued: “I gotta do it for my mental health. I have to do it for my emotional health. I have to do it my kids, so I can stay alive for my kids.”

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ December 6, 2020

    For u to name ur whack àss album
    “THE ALBUM” it shows u think too highly of urself

  2. Clarks0o0ñ December 6, 2020

    This girl trying to save face

    Def jam was already going to drop u either way after ur entire discography generated 172 million streams in a year.
    That’s 1 flop song from Camila cabello

  3. Clarks0o0ñ December 6, 2020

    She tries way too hard.

    A record label will never push an artist that is flopping, look at normani for example, they have shelved her album after motivation flopped heavily.

    Teyana, u are rich, u are married to a basketball player, u are set for life
    Count your blessings and keep it moving

    • Nicky December 6, 2020

      Camicky = flopped singles, flopped album , canceled tour , campaign stopped

      Dua = smash album, huge digital tour, smash singles, Grammy noms , AMA wins , campaign extended.

      Take your L

      You said Camicky was crushing Dua. You’re a liar 🤥

      • Clarks0o0ñ December 6, 2020

        Take ur meds u sick bìtch

    • UHoesFunny December 6, 2020

      She loves to plug that spoiled milk Camilo The Cab Driver 😂😂😩 Give it a rest sis. Romance was the worst album of 2019. People hated it, got like a 6.1 score hahaha. She blew her sophomore album, had freshmen sales 😩 got a gay boyfriend, she continues to take L’s. Isn’t she tired? I would be :/

      • Clarks0o0ñ December 6, 2020

        All this talk, until u ask them where flopmani album is and then its excuses and deflecting

    • Nicky December 6, 2020

      Lmao @ take your meds.

      You know you were dragged with that weak comeback

      Egg on your Face. L in your hand. Wig off your head.

      • Clarks0o0ñ December 7, 2020

        Take ur meds u sick bìtch 😌

  4. K’’man December 6, 2020

    I think her problem was she never work with the right people. She worked with (crazy) Kanye at the wrong time, Pharrell never gave her hit, plus being signed to Def Jam might as well be signed to bad boy and have puffy be stealing your money. Plus I think her best flaw was she come off to much like dude/Butch lesbian, that ain’t going to sell records!

    • Moose’s Wig December 6, 2020

      She annoys me. Don’t know why, she just does.

  5. Kyle December 6, 2020

    She has good music, but the type of r&b she was making is dated. It has to be stellar for that 2000’s sound she was going for, which is wasn’t. & she should’ve branded & marketed herself better. That’s on her label & HER! You have to make people gravitate to your personality & vibe.

    • kiena December 7, 2020

      Its not the music you have to understand that the people behind the music are the problem. If Taylor swift do the same type of songs it would be major the music is not dated!

      • Hmm December 7, 2020

        Taylor Swift isn’t black and would be playing to a wider audience, her label would never let her do that type of music because it is absolutely dated. Teyana is an old soul and sounds like an early to mid 2000’s artist. We’ve already done that. She didn’t put out music that could really compete with her contemporaries.

  6. Ugghh December 6, 2020

    “You just want attention”

    Girl. Hush

  7. Zion December 6, 2020


  8. Holliewuudd December 6, 2020

    People talk about Beyonce but you can’t take her business sense away form her. With the “Beyonce” album, prior to she fired her management and everyone and then HIRED her own in house team. She put everyone on her payroll so that SHE could better manage her business, brand, etc. Taylor Swift has the same model I believe. So Teyana, if YOU feel like the record label isn’t vibing with you, the FIT IT. YOU’RE RICH. Take the bull by the horns and do it yourself. The labels will only do so much.

    • Holliewuudd December 6, 2020

      *then fix it

    • IJS December 7, 2020

      But at that point Beyonce was already a proven star, with millions of records sold and could garner that type of power. Teyana hasn’t gotten to that point. She’s just an employee of Def Jam; she does what she’s told and what the allotted budget allows.

      • Holliewuudd December 7, 2020

        Yet at any given time she can also do it. Beyonce just did it because with her being an OLDER act, she wanted to ensure that she took the reigns of her brand to ensure success. TBH I feel like any act who has at least a SOLID backing like Tetana, can tip the scales and move from this “waiting on the label” mentality. She has money, she can fire her management and hire her own business manager to review her deals. She can hire her OWN marketing team who works just for her. She can do it. No excuse.

  9. Interac December 6, 2020

    Her management is probably at fault.

    Kanye did her wrong on the last album, mixing it on a plane ride to Wyoming and rolling it out days after the intended release date. Despite it’s flaws in quality and the roll out, I actually like it.

    This latest album has some good songs on it but it isn’t a cohesive body of work.

  10. J December 7, 2020

    It’s about time for me to retire from this tired ass blog tbh

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) December 7, 2020

      Bye Felicia💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  11. Paulo December 7, 2020

    What’s confusing to me is that wasn’t her latest her highest charting record also?

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