Artist News: Teyana Taylor Wants Her Credit For Setting Trend.
Following her Complex magazine interview Teyana says:
CLEARLY NO DEBATING. I was doing the BBC cargo’s with the dunks, big hair under that 59/50 new era fitted. Rocking Jordans all crazy, I made that sh-t cool again. No female in this game was going near it unless it was them being styled at a photo shoot, or a treatment in their video. Between my time and now, when you seen a young girl with that “Sexy Boyish” look she wasn’t thinking too much about the ladies before me, she was channeling the kid. Not to sound cocky, but like come on, let’s keep it a buck out here.
People were calling me a dike because of this tomboy sh-t. These other girls you see ain’t have to go through that, the REAL tomboys were being called d-kes. Just look at some of these people before they got signed, look at them in their high school days. Look at pictures of them when they first got signed, then do the same thing with me. The proof is in the pudding, and that pudding tasting real good right now. I’m not mad that people use an idea because I too may use an idea. I just do things in my own way, and I also do original things.
Just don’t give credit to that person for starting a trend because they’re more famous, or have more records out. Those are the people who take from the people who haven’t yet reached their level of success and we all know that its been going on before I was thought of. I love my style, I love to dress, its fun to me and I just wanna be respected like any other person who started something or brought something back to life when people were too iffy to do it.