On Saturday, Teyana Taylor released her highly-anticipated sophomore album, K.T.S.E, which was met with mixed reviews. On one hand, it fulfilled Kanye West’s under 25-minute restriction the rest of the G.O.O.D Music roster had been following. On the other, Taylor’s 90s flare was sorely missing from its production. Today, Taylor sat down with Big Boy for her first post-album interview and the Harlem singer had some good news: K.T.S.E will be released in full next weekend.
In the interview, Taylor acknowledges that the current version of K.T.S.E isn’t what she intended to release. “If I would’ve really done what I wanted to do with the album, y’all wouldn’t have had it,” she says. According to the singer, “Issues/Hold On” is missing a sample from Sade along with the “Lost Ones” interpolation on “Rose in Harlem.”Saturday Sunday, you’ll have a complete version.
Despite the circus of a sloppy rollout and a missed release date, Taylor isn’t pointing fingers solely at Kanye. “I would probably have to blame a little bit of everybody,” she says hesitantly. She says the mood around K.T.S.E became “Hurry up and just get it out.”
Watch the full interview below.
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