In recent interviews, Teyana Taylor was vocal about her confusion and disappointment regarding the promotion of her sophomore album, KTSE. During a chat with HOT 97’s Ebro In The Morning Show, she said her album rollout did not go as planned.
”I didn’t know ahead of time that there wouldn’t be any singles or visuals,” she said. “But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing, [Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, you know, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That’s the way they sauced it up. I was sold.”
The “Gonna Love Me” singer took to Instagram to set things straight about how she felt about the album’s release.
“My complaints never came from a place of anger but more so from a place of hurt that I felt that I owed the world more,” she wrote in a lengthy post accompanied with an emotional clip of her studio sessions. “After 5 years of patience I could have anticipated the culture would be hurt that all I had to offer them was 23 mins. I have a very loyal and active fan base that I’m extremely indebted to and that I am extremely dedicated to.”
The 7-track album debuted at no. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and in the no. 10 slot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Check out her full statement below.