R&B singer Teyana Taylor has revealed the main reason behind her unexpected retirement announcement and why she explained why she was away from music.
On November 4, 2020, Teyana Taylor shared the Spotify Wrapper from her Instagram account and announced that she is retiring from her music career. She completed her music career with The Album, which was released in 2020. As much as she drowned her fans in sadness, Taylor seemed determined to retire.
However, there seem to be different reasons behind her quitting music. Teyana Taylor has recently been a guest on Cam Newton’s Sip ‘N Smoke series, explaining the main reason for her retirement. She said she felt the record label didn’t really hear or see her, and said she quit music because she felt little appreciated.
She also said that she had a family and wanted to spend time with them, saying that she was not giving up music altogether. Taylor made it clear she didn’t want to move forward for any more company, and hinted she could become an independent artist.
Here’s what Teyana Taylor 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.”
“And 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.”
Watch the full interview below.
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