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Quick Quotes: Teyana Taylor Talks Critics, Getting The Approval of Kanye Beyonce & Jayz and Her ‘Tomboy’ Style
Teyana Taylor is a young woman with many talents. She sings, raps, acts, designs clothing and has choreographed dance routines for some of the hottest performers on the scene, yet still she seems to get no credit from the public.
Often times when the name ‘Teyana Taylor’ comes up the first thing that people respond with is ‘what does she do’, “Is she even relevant” and my personal favorite “She did that song Google Me and was on Sweet 16”. It shows the closed minds of people when it comes to different music and their ignorance towards artists who aren’t forced down or throats on daily basis.
Recently the young budding diva covered Vibe Vixens latest fashion issue and responded to the negativity she has received from the public regarding her career, her looks and finally answers the question: Is she relevant?
On her tomboy style that so many female celebs are now ‘coincidentally’ rocking now:
Do I think I created this style? No. Did I bring it back? Yes! I branded snapbacks and sneakers. I made it sexy again,” she says with more fervor than an ’09 Kanye. “I’ve always been on my 90s shit, my tomboy shit, my sneakerhead shit. I do feel like I influenced [the style]. I made it okay for female artists to be comfortable in their skin, to be comfortable in street wear, to not always be glamorous 24/7. I would like to think I inspired a lot of artists.”
“I deserve more credit because it wasn’t like I could be a socialite and be comfortable with that. I’m designing, I’m helping ‘Ye design his line, I’m dancing, but people don’t want to see me do good. You can go to YouTube and see I have a million things that I’ve choreographed that is so blind to people. I’m not worried because the right people know what I do. When people like Beyoncé and Hov come up to you and they tell you to keep pushing, that’s what inspires me. Beyoncé came up to me like, Oh my god, I love “Her Room.” I’m so proud of you. That’s all that matters; I see Hov and his nickname for me is either Lil Swag or Superstar. It feels good to sit in the room with Bey, Hov, Spike Lee, and John Legend, and Ryan Leslie, just in a room talking kicking our feet up drinking wine. I’ve been around too much greatness to let anyone put me down.”
Teyana is right about one thing, until recently you would very rarely find a female singer out and about without being ‘put together’. There definitely has been in increase in more ‘relaxed gear’ in the industry. Who is responsible…no one knows. But we love it!