4 Things That Teyana Taylor Dislikes

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Like her nemesis Rihanna, Teyana Taylor has never been one to hold her tongue, but what's clear between these two women is that they both work hard in their respective careers.

After a long uphill battle, Teyana finally released her debut album, VII, earlier this month. The project is led by the single “Maybe,” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti, with additional appearances from Chris Brown and rapper Fabolous.

In a recent interview with The Fader, the Harlem-bred singer-songwriter opened up about her musical timeline, touching on some of the perceptions on how she may be viewed in the public eye.

One thing that was clear to us is that Teyana believes in her art, and she refuses to let anyone sway her conviction.

“It felt good to preorder my album and see that it was labeled under "R&B/Soul." That might not be a big deal to people, but it's a big deal to me,” says Teyana.

As Teyana continues to grow and expand her brand, here are four things she would like to shed.

Being Overlooked

Being Overlooked

Some people be so busy hating that they don't even realize what's good in front of them. They're too busy hating to just open their ears and open their mind. If you just listen to my music for five seconds, there's no way you can tell me that I don't have vocals. But once you're set on hating something, no matter what, it's never gonna be right for you.

Read the full The Fader Interview.

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People in Her Business

People in Her Business

I am not the person that's like, "Oh, all press is good press." I hate that shit. I do not want niggas in my business, only because I am a Harlem girl. I like to do what the fuck I wanna do.

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“Google Me” Song

I did From a Planet Called Harlem when I was 16, that whole tape is sick. But I feel like "Google Me" almost made me a joke. It made people not take me seriously. I didn't even want to record the song, but the label was like, "Just try it!" It's so sad: people will do it out of respect, so I'll come in the building and they'll play "Google Me," and I just sink into my chair. Like if I could just blend into this chair right now and turn this bluish gray shade—that's how I feel every time I hear it.

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People Thinking She is Spoiled

People Thinking She is Spoiled

Low-key, I think people enjoy just not liking me because they think I was a spoiled brat. Because I asked for a fucking bike on Sweet Sixteen. The thing is, I had already signed when I filmed that, and I worked hard for that. To be perfectly clear, my mom and the label gave me that party. At that time I was choreographing, I had worked with Beyoncé, I was doing a lot behind-the-scenes stuff. But ultimately the right people gave me my props, and that's why I'm still here.

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