Teyana Taylor Says Pharrell “Didn’t Shield” Her Whereas At Star Trak

Pharrell and Teyana Taylor watch the playback on the set for the video shoot for "Google Me, Baby" on February 5, 2008 in Brooklyn, New York (Brian Ach/WireImage).

Pharrell and Teyana Taylor watch the playback on the set for the video shoot for “Google Me, Child” on February 5, 2008 in Brooklyn, New York (Brian Ach/WireImage).

Only one 12 months after being slammed by Kelis, Pharrell Williams is now catching warmth from former Star Trak Leisure act Teyana Taylor. The star of A Thousand and One was just lately on the Angie Martinez IRL podcast, the place she mirrored on being signed to Skateboard P within the late- 2000s.

“Getting signed to a person, it was like a determine to me… I checked out these individuals like figures. Whether or not it was as a dad, as a brother, it didn’t matter,” Taylor mentioned, alluding to Williams. “So it’s like, you didn’t see me, you didn’t hear me, you didn’t shield me. you form of identical to fed me to the wolves type-sh*t with out in all probability even realizing. A few of these conversations nonetheless should be had.”

She continued, “I had a extremely actually, actually, actually deep and trustworthy dialog with Pharrell as a result of you realize, he was the primary individual to signal me. He was Skateboard P, I used to be Skateboard T. You can’t inform me that wasn’t my pops. I actually appeared as much as him. He didn’t have youngsters on the time, and he needed youngsters. He’d be like ‘Yo she name me her pops.’ He was actually happy with that.”

Williams appeared on Taylor’s now-classic episode of My Super Sweet Sixteen and the 32-year-old’s first music video, “Google Me.” Her deliberate Star Trak debut From A Planet Known as Harlem, went unreleased as Taylor would finally go away the label for G.O.O.D. Music, the place she remained from 2012 to 2020.

“He’s not confrontational in any respect. He’s actually one of many sweetest individuals in simply the entire huge world, you realize what I’m saying?” Taylor informed Martinez. “So, it wasn’t that he didn’t shield me, it’s simply that quite a lot of arms began going into the cookie jar… it’s P, he not bout to be like ‘no, yall ni**as again up,” she mentioned.

She continued, “Perhaps he was damage about some issues. You don’t know. It might’ve been a factor of delight and ego on the time. We don’t know. To me, as a 15-year-old, it was, you didn’t shield me. You let everybody mishandle me. I signed to you. You let all people get in the way in which and all people break us aside. You didn’t shield me.”

The “Rose In Harlem” singer later shared that the 2 are on good phrases, having patched issues up within the final decade, probably after Taylor’s look in Kanye West’s “Fade” music video.

“That’s what made it even doper. As a result of for me, I used to be on the high, high, high when that sh*t got here out,” she mentioned. “And for me, I like that I used to be in a position to share that with him throughout a excessive and never like hitting any person up whilst you’re offended and sitting round someplace bitter, nah it wasn’t that. I used to be in a poised, sleek place, and simply let him know the way proud I used to be of simply us and the way far we’ve come.”

“I be basking in my blessings, and I will probably be having them moments once I simply suppose, rattling, regardless of how I felt once I was youthful, none of those doorways would have ever opened for me if it wasn’t for P,” she mentioned.

Taylor has since moved on from music after saying her retirement in 2022. She’s most just lately turn out to be a inventive director for Latto, choreographing her Coachella efficiency.