Snap-backs, baggy pants and Jordans are very in-style on women these days, even for the girliest of girls. Singer Teyana Taylor came on the scene back in 2006 rocking that tomboy look (reminiscent of 90′s stars like Aaliyah and TLC) and years later, celebs like Rihanna and Rita Ora would eventually adopt that same style. The G.O.O.D. Music artist wants her due credit, and after receiving some backlash from a recent Complex interview when she said she helped bring this trend back, she’s clarifying her statements, since some thought she meant she invented it all together. According to Necole !!ie, she actually got into a sub war with Rihanna on Twitter a couple weeks back, so it’s likely what she’s REALLY saying with all of this is “Rihanna didn’t start this !!”. LOL. In my opinion, I totally agree with her. NO one was rocking that look when she brought it out in 2006. I actually thought she was into women (seriously, not trying to be funny), because no girls dressed like that! I’m witcha, Tey Tey! Check out her statement below.
Yes, I know about the late Aaliyah, TLC, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Lady Of Rage, SWV, and X-Scape. Yes, they are women who dressed like tomboys who were in this game long before me I salute and look up to them. When I stated that I started this tomboy wave, I meant it in terms of my era on & bringing it back. When I hit the scene back in 2005′/2006′ it was I, and only I, dressing in that style when it came to FEMALE ARTISTS in this game and that’s a fact.
CLEARLY NO DEBATING. I was doing the BBC cargo’s with the dunks, big hair under that 59/50 new era fitted. Rocking Jordans all crazy, I made that !! cool again. No female in this game was going near it unless it was them being styled at a photo shoot, or a treatment in their video. Between my time and now, when you seen a young girl with that “se#y Boyish” look she wasn’t thinking too much about the ladies before me, she was channeling the kid. Not to sound!!y, but like come on, let’s keep it a buck out here.
People were calling me a dike because of this tomboy !!. These other girls you see ain’t have to go through that, the REAL tomboys were being called d-kes. Just look at some of these people before they got signed, look at them in their high school days. Look at pictures of them when they first got signed, then do the same thing with me. The proof is in the pudding, and that pudding tasting real good right now. I’m not mad that people use an idea because I too may use an idea. I just do things in my own way, and I also do original things.
Just don’t give credit to that person for starting a trend because they’re more famous, or have more records out. Those are the people who take from the people who haven’t yet reached their level of success and we all know that its been going on before I was thought of. I love my style, I love to dress, its fun to me and I just wanna be respected like any other person who started something or brought something back to life when people were too iffy to do it.