Teyana Taylor deserves all the flowers that she has received over the course of her career, combining her vocal talent with a sharp fashion sense that stands out in a crowded field. However, the New York songstress is stepping away to retire from music but fans aren’t ready to see her go.
At just 29, Taylor definitely has more in the tank and proved so with her third studio release, The Album, which dropped over the summer. Taking to Instagram, Taylor shared her Spotify Wrapped stats and thanked her supporters for showing up for her but still stating that she feels underappreciated.
Wow, who did that? Y’all did that! Thank you I ain’t gone front in times of feeling super under appreciated as a artist, receiving little to no real push from the “machine”, constantly getting the shorter end of the stick, being overlooked, I mean the list on and on lol.. I’m retiring this chapter of my story with the comfort that i can depart with peace of mind seeing that all the hard work & passion put in was indeed loved & supported somewhere in the world! To all my supporters from day 1 & all my new ones I love you and I thank you for everything & don’t worry y’all know all hustlers have the understanding that when one door closes another will open…either that or I’m pickin da locks petunia!!! So wassup
If the words from her Instagram caption do indeed ring true, she leaves behind a strong body of work that all being in 2008 with the track “Google Me” with Star Trak Entertainment onto her time with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
Cardi B expressed her disdain at the news Taylor is retiring and she speaks for us and many others via her words.
“If you know me then you know Teyana Taylor’s album it’s my favorite of 2020. I swear she really got the best album this year. I hate that she feels how she feels cause she sooo talented and the music is soo good,” Cardi tweeted.
Ditto to that.
We hope that this is just a temporary hold and she’ll be back to bless the masses. Either way, her fans are going up for Teyana Taylor in a big way on Twitter and we’ve got the reactions below.
If you know me then you know Teyana Taylor’s album it’s my favorite of 2020.I swear she really got the best album this year.I hate that she feels how she feels cause she sooo talented and the music is soo good.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 5, 2020
Kanye West failed Teyana Taylor. Really his entire G.O.O.D. Music roster pic.twitter.com/T7SXc7Cspl— Cabbage Patch Head ☺️ (@Naquoyah) December 4, 2020
We’re not okay😭— Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) December 5, 2020
Teyana Taylor has announced that she’s retiring from making music after feeling underappreciated by the industry. pic.twitter.com/Y5Qnl39qgt
why teyana taylor retiring nah, get back in da booth pic.twitter.com/znIe5PQRM6— Lulu 🌺 (@luludrgn) December 4, 2020
Teyana Taylor is retiring 🥲no one talk to me pic.twitter.com/vBd9YBgrIW— 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮🧃ˣ⁴ (@ungodlyxelisha) December 5, 2020
Y’all really paid Teyana Taylor dust... Now look what’s happening- pic.twitter.com/5HSrcSqsF8— 𝓐𝓶𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓬𝓪𝓷 𝓦𝓱𝓸𝓻𝓮 𝓢u𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓭 (@kriscoistired) December 4, 2020
just found out teyana taylor is retiring pic.twitter.com/tpOIsCdu1J— Joby Perrier (@jobyperrier7) December 4, 2020
If you’ve been a fan of Teyana Taylor BEFORE Bare With Me, then you know she’s DEFINITELY been unappreciated her entire career, after consistently putting out great music. 7 was supposed to be her breakout album. It solidified how great she was and mfs shitted on it.— Cabbage Patch Head ☺️ (@Naquoyah) December 4, 2020
I hate that Teyana Taylor wants to quit music because she feels under appreciated. I love her music 🥺❤️ I appreciate you ma— sha. (@tash_shaya) December 5, 2020