Back in December, fans were heartbroken when they found out that Teyana Taylor was retiring from music.
The shocking announcement came right after the release of her third album called The Album. Although the album received great reviews from fans, Taylor’s mind was already made up about retiring.
While appearing on Cam Newton’s Sip ‘N Smoke series, the singer discussed what happened with her label that made her want to retire.
“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,” she said.
Taylor continued, “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.”
Teyana Taylor also went on to say, “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].” She then revealed that her retirement is not permanent, but that she just didn’t want to produce under her former label anymore. “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”
You can watch the entire interview below.