Teyana Taylor Talks Rihanna Beef & Iman Shumpert Romance

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Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Teyana Taylor’s music career is finally taking off, and the up and coming R&B singer is slated to release her first studio album on November 4.

Teyana did a recent interview with Rolling Out Magazine, and she talked about the outcome of her former beef with Rihanna and how her romance with Iman Shumpert has helped her cope with Internet trolls.

On getting dragged by Rihanna’s fans, Teyana says:

“I don’t block that s— out; it hurts. But then you also have the brighter side of things. It’s a give and take. If you can take compliments, then you should be able to take when people have negative things to say. It’s very hurtful, but I don’t block it out. It hurts, then I speak about it, and then it’s over. You’ll read one negative comment out of 99 good comments, but it will be that one negative comment that will really have you pissed off. But once you relax a little bit and calm down and think about the good, then it makes you feel better and you go about your day.”

On her romance with Iman Shumpert, she says:

“I’m happy. I’m not on the phone too much and I’m not really on social media now. When you have a peace of mind, which is your companion, you listen to your man so when he’s telling you to calm down, then eventually you let it go. But when you’re in your own space and you feel independent with your feelings, then it’s just like, ‘OK, I’m going to do what I want to do.’ But when you have your peace of mind, it takes your mind off all the negativity and all the people that [are] trying to bother you.”


  1. She’s always a victim even though she had no problem tweeting that picture of Rihanna’s battered face and making a joke out of domestic violence. Ugh she’s so fake.

  2. I’m happy for Teyana she is finally releasing some music which I’m feeling she is too talented to just be known as the girl from super sweet 16. She seems happy with Iman but I think they are a little to open with their relationship they haven’t even been together that long it’s still in the honeymoon phase so she needs to be careful.

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