isn’t here for your fables and bullshit. She knows when she sets the trend, and you have no choice but to deal.
A few weeks ago, Teyana did an interview with Complex Magazine where she talked about being the female version of Yeezy and how she feels that she’s played a huge role in the style of some of your favorite celebs, including Rihanna & Rita Ora.
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.
Since then, Teyana’s received a little backlash and not just from fans of the aforementioned, but followers in general who feel that she’s being a little too forthcoming in reference to her trendsetting abilities. She recently aired her grievances on Twitter and said that people should stop twisting her words.
“I Need To Let something be known, I see the blogs and individuals in general are quick to post my comments about starting this tomboy look and then twist s**t like a micro braid…
When I stated that I started this tomboy wave I meant in terms of my era on & bringing it back. When I hit the scene back in 2005′/2006′ it was I and only I dressing in that style when it came to FEMALE ARTIST in this game and that’s a fact.
People was calling me a dike because of this tomboy s**t, these other girls you see ain’t have to go through that, the REAL tomboys were being called dikes.
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 their 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 it’s been going on before I was thought of.
I’m still not buying it, but okay girl. What do you guys think? Do any of you believe that, based on ERA alone, Teyana is a trendsetter? Post your thoughts!