Teyana Taylor released her latest album K.T.S.E. on June 22, with the help of GOOD Music, Kanye West’s record company.
But the release did not go as planned. With the buzz surrounding her labelmate Pusha T.’s album— with the discussion of the Whitney Houston image and the Drake diss record and subsequent battle, it had people talking. The release of Teyana’s album was pushed back because her debut was supposed to be the biggest and best.
But unfortunately that didn’t happen. Fans were promised a second bonus album after the initial release but it never came. And sadly, Taylor had to be the one to break the news to fans.
Recently, Taylor sat down with Ebro to discuss her confusion around the situation.
“At first I didn’t really know that it was going to be the five album thing until we had our last meeting,” Taylor says, adding that initially her album and Pusha-T’s were meant to be released around the same time (Pusha’s DAYTONA ended up being the first album released, and K.T.S.E came out last).
“Once [Kanye] said his [album] and everybody else, I was a little nervous at first. I was like ‘Y’all niggas is legends, I ain’t trying to be up in the middle of all of that’.” Taylor says she ended up “going with the flow” out of her desire to release the music she had prepared.
However, there were some elements of the rollout Teyana was not aware of. ”I didn’t know ahead of time that there wouldn’t be any singles or visuals,” she said. “But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing, [Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, you know, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That’s the way they sauced it up. I was sold.”
Clearly, she’s not happy and has expressed her disapproval in another interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood. She did say that the new songs will appear in soon-to-be released visuals.
There are some who have argued that given all we’ve witnessed from Kanye as of late, it should come as no surprise that he couldn’t deliver for her in the way he promised.
You can watch her full interview in the video above.
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