Teyana Taylor shocked the masses last year when she announced she was retiring from music.
In the time since she’s hinted at the rationale for her decision.
Now, though, she’s addressing it head-on.
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Speaking on the Sip ‘N’ Smoke show, the singer/actress/director said:
“At the end of the day, I’m a mom first. A mom, a wife, a woman. And I think for me, I put in a lot of work. I work very, very hard. So, if you feel unheard and unseen—like how I said earlier with my husband. He sees me, he hears me. I take that sh*t serious. Everything that I do. So if you’re my husband, or I’m signed, everybody that I’m aligned with should see me. They should hear me. They should feel me. If you don’t see me, hear me, or feel me, it’s a dub for you.
I felt like the label wasn’t really hearing me and seeing me. I felt underappreciated. So, for my mental health, my mental well-being, for my kids, let me just put this on ice for a little [bit]. It’s not that I retired permanently. It’s more like, I just don’t feel like I want to move another inch for a company.”
While music may be in rearview for now, Taylor has maintained a major presence by way of her acting gigs (see: ‘Coming 2 America’), a huge brand partnership with Pretty Little Thing, and a directing under her Spike Tee alias. So, she’s certainly still booked and busy.
Musically, we’re glad her hiatus feels somewhat temporary. For all the potential she’s shown, we feel there’s more that can still be unlocked.