On Friday (Dec. 4), Taylor took to Instagram to share her impressive Spotify year-end streaming data while also expressing feelings of being “super under appreciated as a artist” and receiving “little to no real push from the ‘machine.’”
Taylor continued by announcing that she’s “retiring this chapter of my story with the comfort that i can depart with peace of mind seeing that all the hard work & passion put in was indeed loved & supported somewhere in the world!”
In her response, Cardi praised the R&B singer-songwriter’s 2020 release, The Album, and shared some sympathetic words.
“If you know me then you know Teyana Taylor’s album it’s my favorite of 2020. I swear she really got the best album this year,” the rapper tweeted. “I hate that she feels how she feels cause she sooo talented and the music is soo good.”
Since her debut in 2014, Taylor has released three albums and one EP, the most recent being 2020’s The Album. The set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart in early July.
The multi-hyphenate has also worked as a choreographer, actress, model, fitness guru and shoe designer.
Following the 2021 Grammy nominations in late November, Taylor expressed frustration after The Album was snubbed for best R&B album.
“Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,” she tweeted alongside an image showing nominees.