Kanye West expressed his pride in his G.O.O.D. Music Label artist Teyana Taylor at the listening session for her forthcoming VII album yesterday (October 20) at Siren Studios in Hollywood. He explained that he is sometimes hesitant to fully show his emotion because of media criticism, but was going to let himself free for the evening.
“Sometimes, I don’t talk the most politically correct whatever the type of shit,” the rapper-producer said in a video posted by MTV News, in which he also said, “muthafuckas wanna Michael Jackson me to death and shit and act like I don’t do nothing positive and attack me.”
“But I felt like I really express how proud I was of this person,” West added elsewhere, “of this human being that had to fight, of this artist that’s fighting to make something that she really feel, that really connects in this generation.”
Taylor’s debut album, VII, is slated to be released November 4. The Harlem singer signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2012 after appearing on the intro track for West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. She then appeared on two songs on the label’s compilation album, Cruel Summer.
“I feel like Teyana provides something that is so R&B, so black, so hood so like missing, so necessary in the marketplace,” West said. “That was what was extremely interesting about what she did on Dark Fantasy, what she did every time she did vocals. A lot of people argue that she had the hottest joint on Cruel Summer.”
Kanye continues by expressing his support for other G.O.O.D. Music members Pusha T and Big Sean despite outside criticism.
“I’m just going ahead, be Ye, and put this shit on E! News and trying to say I’m a crazy motherfucker and shit,” he said, “but you know what? This is about artistry and fighting for artists to get they visions out. Like it says, the name of the label, Get Out Our Dreams and it’s a collective of motherfuckers who believe in real music. There’s never been someone on the label that has had to take something into their own hands quite as much as this girl had to do so I really want y’all to give her her credit for fighting against an entire system.”
West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, and Big Sean were also in attendance, as were as Chris Brown, Nelly and YG, according to MTV News.
She said in August that she had a tight grip on the album, not allowing West to get a copy until it was finished.
“All he could do is laugh, because he knows I get it from him,” she said at the time.