Teyana Taylor Talks Losing Virginity, Brandon Jennings & Feeling Betrayed By Tae Heckard
Rucuss staffMay 8, 2014
Teyana Taylor had some things to get off her chest.
And Taylor didn’t mind sharing her feelings during her stop at Power 105′s The Breakfast Club on Wednesday. She was there to premiere her new single Maybe featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti, but things veered off track. The single drops May 13.
Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy grilled her about her relationship with ex-fiancé Brandon Jennings, his new girlfriend Tae Heckard and Rihanna.
Taylor reveals she lost her virginity to the Detroit Pistons star and they were indeed engaged. She also shares she was hurt when Jennings said he was in his first ‘real’ relationship with Heckard.
Taylor admitted she felt betrayed by Heckard, who used to be her close friend. She also talks about her new scripted series The Start Up and her infamous feud with Rihanna. Read excerpts from her interview below.
On Taylor and Brandon being engaged and trying to downplay with relationship:
Only Brandon and I know the personal things we had going on in our relationship. So if you want to downplay what we had to build a platform for your current relationship, that’s your business. That’s none of my business. Because the world knows, I know and Brandon knows that we were engaged and that was very public. We were engaged at the ‘Madea’ movie premiere. But if you forgot then I forgot that too. I’m fine with that!
I feel like, no real man should ever downplay any [person]. Whether it’s me, his baby mothers or anything, don’t downplay your past relationships to build a platform. Because if she loved you for who you are and liked you for who you are, then she’s going to like you regardless. You don’t need to downplay me!
I was more so disappointed because I felt betrayed for everything we been through on and off for six years. But that’s nobody’s business.
On Taylor’s relationship with Heckard:
My real issue is, the thing about Brandon is- there is always that one girl that you go through everything with. So at that point you don’t shock her anymore. Brandon doesn’t shock me anymore, so my issue is not with Brandon, I’m not even upset because I know him. My issue is with Tae.
[Teyana reads a March 5 text from Tae on air ]
Tae: “We need a pic together,”Me: We do.”
Teyana:”You still leave Sunday?”
Tae: “Yes ma’am”
Teyana:”Well then pin me in at 5pm I’ll catch a midnight flight tonight, even if it’s the studio.”
Tae: “Motherfu–ers don’t know you’re my fam, they need to know. You’ve been my baby since you were 17, s–t ain’t change.”
Here is the issue. You’re 36 years old. You’re a grown woman. I’m 23. How old are we here? As a woman, the moment that you found out that me and Brandon were engaged, because peep game, when it hit the blogs, I called her. You know I’m going to call. What hurt even more was because Brandon said we never been anything.
I’m not a hater. I’m happy. But when I feel like things are being made up about me and Tae is behind it, now I gotta start stating facts!
Like how could we be friends if you’re engaged to my ex-fiancé? Like, I’m not going to that wedding. There is no friendship!
The last conversation me and Brandon had, really, was March 24 (Tae and Brandon went public March 27). I flew out to Houston see him when they played the Houston Rockets. That’s my ex-fiancé, so it is what it is and I was dating somebody. And[before that] I was like, ‘I can’t stop my situations every time you come back’ and told him I just wanted to be friends. He text me, ‘What are we doing, we’re friends right?‘ So I asked him, ‘Well, what are you trying to say? Are you dating somebody that you want to make your girlfriend?’ He said, ‘No’… And I said, ‘Be honest with me,’ and he said ‘No’ [again].”
On whether she and Rihanna can mend their relationship: “I don’t know, but she did have a nice [Vogue Brasil] cover. I don’t gotta like her to like the cover.”
On posting the bloody photo of Rihanna post-assault: “I do apologize to any woman that feels like that’s what it was ’cause that’s not what it was.”
On Chris Brown: “He’s doing good, man. He’s in good spirits. When he get out, he gone be good. He’s not in there bitter and harping. He’s becoming a better man.”
On Beyoncé’s advice: “Me and Beyoncé had a long conversation when I went to her concert in Paris. She always acknowledges me no matter what she’s doing. She’s legit a fan of mine and she really believes in me.”
Watch Taylor’s entire interview below.
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