I’ve always wondered what was Teyana Taylor’s contribution to the world? Then I saw the photo of her imitating one of Janet Jackson’s most iconic photoshoots and realized that she is, indeed, eye candy. But there’s got to be more to the “Google Me” singer/rapper than an amazing six-pack and curves that could kill, right?
It was Taylor’s recent interview with Complex Magazine that assured me that she is a fierce fashion force to be reckoned with. Forget her ill-fated attempts at trying to be an artist, she’s got superstars to inspire! From how she met Kanye to Rihanna and Rita Ora’s style, Teyana claims that her style inspires. Check out some of the standout notable quotes from the interview below.
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On Influencing Rihanna and Rita Ora’s Style:
I do feel like I influence a lot of artists. But the way I look at it is not in a negative way. I love them. When I came in the game, it wasn’t okay to be a girl and wear sneakers and hats and streetwear. They called me gay. Now the tomboy thing, it’s sexy. Rihanna and Rita Ora are fly and sexy. I’m happy I was able to pave that way. I love seeing our artists dressed like that. You ain’t gay if you throw on sneakers and a hat. Nobody can take that away from me and say, “Oh, she didn’t start that trend.” They all know. I’ve always been about this life and mixing kicks with high fashion on some ghetto chic shit.
Does Teyana not remember the way Aaliyah made dressing like a boy…sexy? Oh ok.
On Meeting Kanye West:
At his Glow in the Dark tour with him, N.E.R.D. and Rihanna. At the time I was signed to Pharrell Williams and his Star Trak label. Kanye used to always like my outfits. So from jump we became fashion friends and we’d talk about different clothes and designing different things. We’d email each other different garments that we liked. That’s how we became friends and super close.
There have always been rumors about Teyana and Kanye. At least now we know how they met and got “super close.”
On Attempting To Get On Kanye’s Album: