Teyana Taylor Shuts Down Rihanna Comparisons With Ease

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Teyana Taylor is taking in her burgeoning fame after starring in Kanye West’s visual for “Fade” while making it clear that her latest home run wasn’t an attempt to mold her career within a “Rihanna space.”

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After paying a visit to the Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (Sept. 20), the VII singer graciously ducked the talk show host’s comparisons to her one-time foe turned friend. The two infamously made headlines in 2013 after engaging in a social media feud that cost Taylor her partnership with Adidas, but the ladies have since made amends.

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“With the ‘Fade’ video, I personally feel like had I not been through what I been through, had I not had Junie and been in a happy space and [been] in love, I don’t think it would’ve came out the same way” Taylor said, crediting her success to timing. “This was a very emotional performance for me. It was bigger than the sports bra and a thong.”

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Nice try, Wendy. Check out the rest of the interview below, where Teyana talks overcoming heartbreak and hints at tying the knot with Iman Shumpert.