Why did Teyana Taylor retire? Here's how she could go Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi or LL Cool J way to make a comeback
The 29-year-old crooner took to her official Instagram account to shock the music world as she announced her retirement with a post where she shared her Spotify wrapped figures
American singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor had slammed Grammys over all-male Best R&B Album category in the last week of November 2020 with an official tweet where she posted about how pissed off she was for the same. “Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is d**k in this category.” And, looks like she took the Grammys’ snub to her heart as she announced her retirement a week later.
Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category. https://t.co/LlL769FbTR— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) November 24, 2020
The 29-year-old crooner took to her official Instagram account to shock the music world as she announced her retirement with a post where she shared her Spotify wrapped figures with her close to 12 million followers. In a detailed post, she stated, “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!”
She added, “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.”
The Best R&B Album category nominations for 2021 Grammys include John Legend’s ‘Bigger Love’, Luke James’ ‘To Feel Love’, Giveon’s ‘Take Time’, Ant Clemons’ ‘Happy 2 Be Here’ and Gregory Porter’s ‘All Rise’. Even though the Best R&B Album category had all-male nominations, the Best Progressive R&B Album did include two female nods i.e. album ‘Chilombo’ by Jhene Aiko and ‘Ungodly Hour’ by Chloe X Halle. Other nods in the same include Free Nationals’ self-titled album, ‘F**k Yo Feelings’ by Robert Glasper and ‘It Is What It Is’ by Thundercat. Interestingly, the Best Rock Performances category had all-female nods, including Fiona Apple for her song ‘Shameika’, Big Thief for ‘Not’, Phoebe Bridgers for ‘Kyoto’, HAIM for her single ‘The Steps’, Brittany Howard for ‘Stay High’ and Grace Potter for ‘Daylight’.
Teyana Taylor had released her third studio project called ‘The Album’ in June 2020 and featured appearances from the legendary Lauryn Hill, Future, Missy Elliott, Quavo, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Big Sean and others. With 23 songs, her album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart making her first-ever debut in the top 10. Hours after Teyana announced her retirement, she got support from Cardi B over her 2020 project. Tweeting from her official account, Cardi B said,” 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.”
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
At 29, Teyana has three much-acclaimed albums to her name but there are chances she might a comeback as we have been seen hip-hop stalwarts taking the retirement route and then surprising their fans with their unexpected comebacks.
Artistes like Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Lil Uzi Vert among a few others did the same and Teyana might not be different. Despite announcing her departure from music in 2019, Nicki Minaj returned with brand new track ‘Fendi’ within 22 days, as reported by NME. LL Cool J did the same when he dramatically announced his retirement on social media in 2016 but a few hours later the hip-hop legend had tweeted that he was officially coming out of retirement. He later admitted that he was trying to have fun with this twitter game. Lil Uzi Vert pulled-off the same stunt when in 2019 he wrote in an Instagram story. “I’m done with music. I wanna be normal. I wanna wake up in 2013,” as reported by the same website. However, he dropped the song ‘Free Uzi’ two months later.