Teyana Taylor has steered that Pharrell Williams ought to have performed extra to help and 'shield' her after signing to his label when she was 15: 'I simply wanted you to push for me extra'

  • Teyana Taylor has steered that Pharrell ought to have performed extra to help her through the early levels of her profession.
  • Taylor signed with Pharrell’s Star Trak Enterprises file label in 2007 when she was 15 years previous.
  • “I simply wanted you to push for me extra,” she mentioned.

Teyana Taylor has steered that Pharrell Williams ought to have performed extra to help and “shield” her after signing along with his file label as a youngster.

The R&B singer signed to Pharrell’s Star Trak Enterprises in 2007 when she was simply 15 years previous.

Taylor launched only one mixtape, “From a Planet Known as Harlem,” whereas with Star Trak earlier than leaving the label in 2012 to signal a joint take care of Kanye West’s GOOD Music and Def Jam.

In 2020, after releasing three albums with GOOD Music and Def Jam, Taylor introduced that she was quickly retiring from the music business as a result of she felt “underappreciated” by the labels.

Singer Teyana Taylor and Pharrell on the set for the video shoot for "Google Me, Baby" on February 5, 2008 in Brooklyn, New York.

Taylor and Pharrell collectively in 2008.

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Talking with Angie Martinez throughout a current look on the “IRL” podcast, Taylor revealed that, regardless of her love for Pharrell, she felt that, like GOOD Music and Def Jam, the music mogul might have additionally performed extra to help her through the early levels of her profession.

“For me, that 15-year-old, that lady simply wanted you to struggle somewhat tougher. You recognize what I am saying? Wanted you to perhaps push even when you did not have the power to,” she mentioned of Pharrell. “I simply wanted you to push for me extra.”

Taylor mentioned that she feels Pharrell ought to have additionally performed extra to “shield” her.

“He is not confrontational in any respect. He is actually simply one of many best folks in the entire broad world, what I am saying? So, it is not like he did not shield me, it is simply that plenty of fingers began going into the cookie jar, and he did not, like…,” she mentioned.

“To me, as a 15-year-old, it was, you did not shield me. You let everybody mishandle me,” she added. “I am signed to you and also you let everyone get in the best way and everyone break us aside. You did not shield me.”

 

Taylor went on to say that she advised Pharrell how she felt in 2016, shortly after the video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” by which she starred, dropped.

“I like that I used to be capable of share that with him throughout a excessive and never like hitting any individual up whilst you’re indignant and sitting round someplace bitter,” she mentioned, including that “irrespective of” how she feels, she nonetheless holds Pharrell on a “excessive pedestal.”

“None of those doorways would have ever opened for me if it wasn’t for P,” she mentioned.


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