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Pharrell Left Teyana Hangin'?

In a recent interview, Teyana Taylor reflected upon the early years in her music career, and feeling unsupported by Pharrell after getting signed to his label

R&B star Teyana Taylor recently appeared in the IRL podcast hosted by Angie Martinez and shared details of her time as a teen star, including expressing the wish that her friend and fellow artist Pharrell supported her more after signing into his label.

Taylor had signed into Pharrell's Star Trak Entertainment music label back in 2007, when she was 15 years-old, and stayed signed for 5 years before leaving and soon joining Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label. Taylor explains in the podcast interview that during her time at Star Trak, she felt left behind by someone she felt like she could look up to at the time.

"Getting signed to a man, it was like a figure to me … I looked at these people like figures. Whether it was as a dad, as a brother, it didn’t matter. So it’s like, you didn’t see me, you didn’t hear me, you didn’t protect me. you kind of just like fed me to the wolves type-shit without probably even knowing," Taylor expressed.

Check out a clip of the Teyana Taylor interview here:

Taylor went on to describe the father-daughter relationship she had with Pharrell, even calling herself his "baby twin"; however, she then goes on to describe the lack of support Pharrell provided to her as her career advanced.

"He’s not confrontational at all. He’s literally one of the sweetest people in just the whole wide world, you know what I’m saying? So, it wasn’t that he didn’t protect me, it’s just that a lot of hands started going into the cookie jar … it’s P, he not ’bout to be like. ‘No, y’all n-ggas back up'...Maybe he was hurt about some things. You don’t know. It could’ve been a thing of pride and ego at the time. We don’t know. To me, as a 15-year-old, it was, you didn’t protect me. You let everyone mishandle me. I signed to you. You let everybody get in the way and everybody break us apart. You didn’t protect me," Taylor declared.

She concluded her tearful recollection with "It was clearly an emotional space for the both of us and my mom always told me to be grounded and just be thankful for people that are blessings to me. It didn’t matter that I was hurt, I was a mom, so I had learned patience I learned grace, so I was really hitting him up to just say thank you … Because knowing him as well as I know him it wasn’t anything you did on purpose."

Watch the full interview here:


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