Despite what you heard, Teairra Mari intends on staying relevant. The soon to be 24 year old recently did an exclusive interview with The YBF and had quite a bit to say. From her recent appearance on VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop’, to the fight between Chrissy and Kimbella, and just how bestie Emily is getting on with her life. Here’s a bit of what she had to say.
On her friendship with castmate Emily B.
“We met through mutual friends a few years ago and we just clicked. I have a small circle of good friends and she’s a part. We are such opposites so it levels out. I can be a bit of a firecracker and she brings a bit of calmness.”
On the Kimbella drama from Monday night’s episode when she brought Emily to Kim’s party
“I didn’t know it was Kimbella’s party before I invited Emily to come with me. But once I found out, I didn’t think it was a big deal. Emily was over it…it’s over now. Let the girl live.”
On if she will become a regular castmate
“I have to see how the rest of this season plays out. [Sidebar: The ladies are still filming.] I’m not saying ‘No” as of now. I’d be open to it.”
Her personal opinions on the other “Love & Hip Hop” chicks
“I’ve known Olivia over the years through the industry. I like her…she is a tough cookie!
I love Chrissy. She’s like a big sister. She’s a very loving person. She has a hard side but she’s a sweet woman. She’s good at giving advice. That tough exterior can easily be cracked.
Emily, that’s my baby! She’s a sweetie and so stylish. She’s also very encouraging. (SIDEBAR: Teairra says she indeed heard rumors that Fabolous and Emily are back together but she can’t confirm because they haven’t spoken on it recently. Even though Em confirmed it a while ago to us.)
Yandy is a nice girl. I didn’t really get a chance to get to know her, but I didn’t have any issues with her.
Kimbella is a sweet girl and she’s misunderstood. She’s really likeable. I felt bad about judging her based on what I’d heard from the other girls.
I love Somaya. I have so much respect for her grind and ambition. She’s a go-getter.”
On reality tv possibly having a negative affect on her career
“I would hope it has a positive impact. My fans hear my music and they know my personality. Whether you hate it or love it, hopefully you can respect it. I don’t know if being a reality star is what I want to do, but my friends and family tell me I am made for TV.”
On folks hating on reality stars
“From my true supporters, I haven’t gotten negative feedback. On all my songs, I’m like I am in real life. I’m feisty and I have potty-mouth. But I am who I am. But I was nervous when considering if I am making the right decision. But what do I have to lose? This could be an opportunity for me and hopefully God will let me receive it.”
Details about her next album and new record deal
“I just signed a record deal with Rico Love. It’s really sexy bedroom music with a new jack swing. It’s the kind of music I wanted to do my whole career. I sing it and I mean it. I know what I’m talking about at this point in my life. My album will be finished in January and my fans can expect to hear a new single by the end of the month.”
On her next career moves in the biz
I just shot a movie called Mac & Devin Go To The High School with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg so I hope to get Wiz on the album and maybe Tyga.
On separating herself from other female singers
I’m not trying to do the pop-star songs. I grew up loving Jodeci and Mary J. Blige, so my music will be soulful songs with a funky edge.
On the celeb men she swoons over
Well, I like older men! So I will say, Maxwell, Eric Benet, Tyson, and Snoop Dogg. But I have to admit, I love me some Chris Brown!
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