Teairra Mari Talks Rico Love: He’s My Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Despite obstacles that might have ended another artist’s dream, Teairra Mari continues to press forward with her music. Speaking of her relationship with Rico Love and Division 1, in a new video titled “Then & Now,” she says Rico is to her what Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were for Janet Jackson.

“I feel like this is my Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. That’s what I’ve always wanted, that type of relationship with a writer or producer. I feel like Rico is that one,” says Mari.

Fresh off the rising song “U Did That,” featuring 2 Chainz, Teairra Mari says “hard work” is key to further success.

“I know hard work is key. I also know that kindness is key and it doesn’t hurt to have a great team around you. Finally I have that,” she says in video below. “I’m so excited and I’ m ready for the world to see what I have to offer.”

Watch Teairra Mari’s “Then & Now” below for more on her journey. Her single “U Did That” is available now.