Teyana Taylor fans are hurt and dismayed that the revamped version of her long-awaited album, K.T.S.E. (Keep that Same Energy) has been shelved indefinitely.

Fans took to social media last week demanding to know why Teyana's album, on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label, had not dropped yet.

Teyana finally confirmed the album's delay was due to difficulty clearing samples by pop icons Sade and Lauryn Hill. She promised fans a revamped version would be released.

"I guess we ain't getting one," she replied to a Twitter user asking about the album on Monday. "A lot of clearance issues, s**t takes time," Teyana added.

Fans' hopes were lifted when she announced her plan to release the 7-track album in videos on social media.

"At this point I will leave album the way it is & will just debut the extended records thru my visuals!"

In an interview with Los Angeles' radio show Big Boy's Neighborhood, Teyana refused to blame Kanye West for the sample clearance problems.

"I'd have to blame a little bit of everybody because we set the date and we had the listening party, and then we had clearance issues," she shrugged. "As far as the clearance issues, I don't know. I feel like everybody plays a part."

Explaining why they decided to stick with the original release date, she added, "With Ye, he really wanted me to be happy, and he knew that the wait (to release her new music) was killing me."

Photos by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So Kanye can get Whitney old bath pic but couldn’t make sure Teyana was St8??? Now ain’t that a lot of nothing...

  • Trey

    oops

  • SweetTEE

    So, they announce the release date before getting clearance? What type of ass backwards mess is that? And Sade and Lauren probably didn't give clearance bc they can't stand Kanye and his sampling a**. Girl, this is your sign to keep it moving with the same energy you had when you did that performance..

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Thats messed up :( dam Teyana I really want her to win... don't let this deter you stay positive and stay grinding your time is coming for your music to shine doll

  • iWasteTime

    Thank You for doing the work Sandra, I appreciate it!
    All those albums he put out were full of samples, why is her album the only one with this issue. It is sad and he played the ish out of her. She deserves way better than that. I hope she puts out her own stuff from now on.

  • Rico768

    don't you get clearances before you release the work and start creating it?

  • iWasteTime

    Usually the beat is made and clearance is seeked

  • Vonn

    How about you get clearance before you use the sample, put it on an album, anddddd have a release party!! Fricking koonye. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b82f3d8fe4c45d65a2b28ab1bdab2ab45d87cca2170ab9e0b5f151bd2817fe69.gif

  • iWasteTime

    Aww
    Rem and Pap renewed their vows and announced their pregnancy.

  • Vonn

    Lauryn Hill can't get to her gigs on time...she's not worried about TT's sample & album being released in a timely fashion.

  • Marlika

    Good bish shouldn’t be sampling The Great Sade anyhow! ??????????????

  • shelly

    Kanye probably never had any intention on releasing this album. Get the people and the media hyped and that’s it. Any reputable producer knows you are supposed to get clearance before you do anything. He sabotaged it from the beginning and knew it from the beginning.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Well damm ???

  • Phillybruh

    Well they got the clearance for the Janet sampled track. Just take Lauryn and Sade off

  • Phillybruh

    Its probably a depressing track too, just like Sade always does.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile.... Work with demon fools this what ya get.. .. Half azz shyt .... Just saying... ... Bye Teyanna .... ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Told no damn lies right here ?? this

  • Marlika

    Come one bruh Sade music is timeless and classic. Not all her songs are depressing. I’m listening to her music right now. ???? Sweetest Taboo is my sh*t??????

  • Marlika

    Sade is one person who’s music will always be timeless to me. She doesn’t even have to make new music. She can sell out a stadium just doing her old music. This gal Teyana is just going to make what ever sample they’re using trashy and ratchet.

  • Phillybruh

    I didn't say it wasn't timeless or classic, but it is on the depressing side most of the time.

  • Marlika

    You right. She got me through some tough times.?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile thieves chile... Entitled fuggas .... Just assume they can snatch somebody shyt ... Kanya stay smelling himself .... He is a turd !

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U right! Bouts to listen to her on Spotify

  • Mints

    Damn, shorty cant release an album...with only 7 songs...because of sample issues? Just give it up ma

  • Marlika

    You ever notice how established artist call themselves putting new artist on their label and in the end they end up shitting on them? We’ve seen this happen so many times. Never understood that. If it wasn’t for Jay saving Ye he would’ve been a has been. Missy put Nicole Ray on and where is she now? Look at all the groups Michael Bivens put on. What happened to them? Boys ll Men were lucky to move on. Luda screwed over Bobby & Chingy and so on.

  • Marlika

    ?
    I needs to see her in concert the next time she tours. Her concerts sell out and in minutes. I missed her the last time she was in NY in 2010???

  • lovelygamour

    Kanye dont like black women. Black women finally get the hint, start ignoring him. He missed black people and wanted us to acknowledge his birthday. Teyanna magically gets an album release party. Kanye and kim just wanted some pictures.

    Teyanna keeps hanging around people who like her but hate blackwomen. Chris brown. Isnt one of teyanna parents in the business? Cant she self-produce at this point? They going keep using her as their "token" black.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Luda didn’t do well with 2 chainz either glad that nig dipped out

  • Marlika

    Yeah I likes Chainz! Luda can’t even manage his dick correctly better yet an artist. ?

  • lovelygamour

    Yep. Kanye has always been great about clearances- when he is in charge. But now there is a problem. He just wanted some black hype.

  • We Can Do This

    Lol!!!

  • Shenanigans1

    But it’s on tidal. Like right now.

  • Phillybruh

    I've been listening too it for days now. On apple music.

  • Shenanigans1

    Right. I’m so lost.

  • We Can Do This

    Lol!!! That's cold. I like Sade but I heard she doesn't really mess with black folks.

  • Bri

    I thought maybe the artists really don’t want the competition competition. Like a “keep your enemies close” situation.

  • Bri

    The updated version she announced isn’t coming out anymore.

  • shelly

    ????

  • We Can Do This

    Just unprofessional, just unprofessional I tell ya...

  • SumthinSweeter

    Sound a mess and like no one was taking her project seriously from the jump.

  • lovelygamour

    I commented below. Also, maybe this is kanye way of making people love teyanna. Cause now I want her to win whereas before I thought she was a tryhard bird. She always with the wrong crew. Now, I want to give her a listen. They say its on tidal. I wouldnt be surprise if jay made kanye make teyanna album. Lol.

  • Phillybruh

    It probably never was

  • Phillybruh

    It was drastically different from her first album and it doesn't match the public personality. But the songs just show where she was as an artist. I think its dope.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I SWEAR I JUST THOUGHT THIS!!

  • Nikkiknows

    So let me see if I can understand this...you're in the studio, putting your album together...writing, getting inspired. You decide that Sade and Lauryn are influences and you want their samples. So now you're recording...at that point, what is legal doing? Is no one talking to anyone else? Y'all just recording albums like, whatever? WTF, did someone think LH or Sade would take one for the culture? What a sh*t show.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I mean LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Did I say LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

  • Karen Brady

    Yay for them! I like them as a couple.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Maybe if producers made original shit and didn’t sample every damn thing these artists wouldn’t have all these problems. Make some original beats and stop using samples of shit we already heard. Ijs. Lauryn Hill can’t even perform her own original songs live...so how yal stay trying to sample her old shit?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Yes Ma'am say that.

  • Miss Thang

    Puffy is the worst one of all...

  • TxCyn

    You think jay saved kanye? I feel like he used him. But the talent and fandom kanye garnered exceeded jay z expectations. But what do I know ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    The first thing I thought ( forgive me please), Kanye decided at the last minute to try and get a picture of Joe Jackson for her album cover.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Artists these days record music one week and upload the songs to music streaming services the next week. They bypass major record labels that have the money and resources to clear samples.

  • Bashi22

    lol......I could see Janet beat Kaney west in a parking lot if her ever try it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I fixed the post to reflect this.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kanye literally flew back from Paris for one day to attend Teyana's listening party. Then he jetted back to Paris the next day (a friend of mine was at the party).

  • SweetTEE

    Exactly, the fact that he had the audacity to announce this album as if he just knew they would clear the samples is the most arrogant ish. She needs to pull away asap.

  • Cali

    She's already doing the p*ssy pat which is a bad sign when you don't even have any music out.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They sign new artists as tax write offs on their profit and loss sheet. They file claiming they spent X amount of dollars on new artists, when, in fact, they never intended to release the artist's music.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Explaining why they decided to stick with the original release date, she added, “With Ye, he really wanted me to be happy, and he knew that the wait (to release her new music) was killing me.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    So he wanted you to "Keep That Same Energy" you said huh?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bfc8ae6d0a406807bfea9170072ff0585c7980e89b539b8ab609f95965846692.gif

  • Nikkiknows

    Right, explains how Jay Z talked about XXX in Drake's song on his album not even two weeks ago! I really miss the days when artists took a few months to do something great. I got the impression she didn't come up with those ideas last week...

  • Hmmm~?

    Crazy. Just met her last week when she passed thru ATL. Met her momma and some of her folks too. All very cool people, and very supportive (one of them was decked out in KTSE attire). Shame to hear they're doing her like this. Her music has always been pretty decent to me, and the little of her album I listened to, I liked. Hope she can align herself with people who take her work as seriously as she does!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They doing her Like what? THEY AREN'T DOING ANYTHING TO HER..... How about she sampling other HARD WORKING ARTIST music vs making HER OWN.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS!

  • sunni_daze

    Kanye fucking knew. He is the sample-king every album he puts out has multiple samples, he just fucked her over.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You ever notice how established artist call themselves putting new artist on their label and in the end they end up shitting on them?
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Well in his defense this essentially happened to Kanye his damn self. Jay didnt want to sign him. Wanted to keep him as the beats man. Dame put him on bc they were as you said...shitting on him.

    Same thing happened with Mike Bivens (he got shitted on twice according to their story) and almost essentially everyone you listed. Missy too. Hell she aint get shitted on. She got her ass beat by Devante Swing in a basement in Rochester.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly.. These lazy mufuggas taking the easy route and expect a pass just because!!!! FOH! NO ORIGINALITY! AND SHE ASSUMED GREAT STUDY LIKE LAUREN AND SADE was just gonna sit like a duck and be gratefull? LMAO! SHE NOT EVEN IN THERE LEAGUE!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Last I checked Teyana is not a producer. A producer is needed in order to sample. Kanye is the producer. A very great one at that. The producer is responsible for getting clearance to sample.

  • Blak

    People that make original music don't have sample issues

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    OMG folks. Some of you...a lot of you actually have no CLUE how ANY of this works. Teyana cannot sample anything that she isnt given. By a producer. Lawd.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Say it louder for the folks in the back.

  • abby500

    I’m a regular schmegular and I know that u must clear using samples.

  • Renee26

    That's 2 songs... Take them off and release the rest. Hell, the producers should get all permissions taken care of before adding the work to the FINAL finished piece of work

  • Marlika

    This is sad. They’re playing with people dreams.

  • Renee26

    Bingo

  • Marlika

    Kanye had a choice to go with Dame or Jay when they had a fallen out. Ye picked Jay,I believe if he picked Dame he would be a has been by now.

  • Renee26

    Bastard wanted to outshine her and knew he had to get permission for those tracks... He could have given her alternate beats too... But he didn't

  • Marlika

    Puffy is Satan’s spawn. ?

  • Marlika

    ? I remember her and Tim telling that story. Look at Devonte now. I bet he wished he was nicer to them back then.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U better go there ma’am ??

  • Zeta1920

    I have to agree. Any artist Puffy signs no matter how talented ends up doing absolutely nothing. I bet that does not happen with his son king combs.

  • Rico768

    thank you. I am only in the health care field but generally before we publish work all involved in the process and all items used are cleared before production of the work....
    but I guess entertainment works differently?
    happy independence day btw,

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Boom

  • Dowoop

    Well when the whole album is 7 songs and then you go and minus two...that's not much of an album.

  • Tiff J

    Wait... so the KTSE album that I downloaded isn't legit? I'm confused.

  • Dowoop

    There really isn't that many that make original music.

  • Tiff J

    :bloop:

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Me too. Maybe there was another with more songs???

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She should leave Kanye. He can’t keep his chit together much less hers.

    So was there an extended album she was re-releasing?

  • Music

    I could never get into Sade’s music. I like the beat on “Soldier of Love”, but that’s about it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Apparently not.

  • BingBangBoom

    Did her good without any lube.

  • JennyJazzhands

    Wow that stung and you ain't even talking about me. Bless his heart.

  • BingBangBoom

    Lmao she better ASK Ciara.

  • BingBangBoom

    I wish they would give my girl Tink some more shine. I'm not that into TT. We heard her best. She better GOOGLE me baby.

  • free

    basically. they could have come up with a better excuse.

  • Cali

    Clearing Samples? When did artist start doing this? I thought they just stole the music first and then waited for the suit like Blured Lines and like Donald Glover/Childish Whatever with "This is America" which is American Pharaoh from a real talent...

  • Shenanigans1

    Ohhhhh

  • sunni_daze

    She should have thrown him under the bus and just said he screwed her. Lets be honest she's been "putting" out music since she was on My Super Sweet 16, when she was signed to Pharell. I don't think that even happened.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "Clearing Samples? When did artist start doing this?"

    The record labels took care of that. It wasn't the artist's responsibility to clear samples. That's why they are terrible at it.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And the artist needs to be more involved in there business..... EXACTLY WHY MOST BLACK ARTIST END UP HAS BEENS. Shes no dummy...she know what time it is. She should've ASKED! Period!!!!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And Cierra IS WINNING! THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS NOT THE ONLY WAY...

  • FukkFolks2018

    And you can ask until your face falls off. They can tell you anything. Anything. Sure its cleared Teyana. And how do we know she DIDNT ask and was told just that?

  • Cali

    Ciara IS winning, she looks great, has beautiful children and a fine devoted man - no hate here

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    You mean due to nobody buying auntie??????? This is a two part problem, teyana may have lots of followers but she barely has a fandom. Two i keep telling yall kanyes actions ( and khloe big bad wolf turned lamb in front of liar thompson) are gonna have lasting repercussions. Kim had an even yesterday at a LA mall and for someone of her caliber the crowd was dead AF. Kylie released some products aint nobody checking for, what happen to pusha T album? Oh okay. The trickle down effect is real af and i don't see it stopping.

  • Renee26

    Neither was 7... I think a good album should have no less than 12 tracks

  • Kanyade

    why you makin' so much sense of this? ain't that something? using it before getting cleared to use it. the "ordasity"!!!

  • Vonn

    The koon-way.

  • Logan Roberts

    Ummm don't mess up my memories of Sade classic music honey ?

  • CocoBabe88

    Get a new label honey. You don’t see stuff like this happening to demi lovato and them albums.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Everything is a sample of a sample of a sample! Nothing new under the sun. N her album was disappointing. Not one track made me hit replay. Listened once and forgot about it..and I fux wit Teyana.

  • leapyearpisces

    My daughter got me on to Tink...my favorite jam so far from her new EP is: "On to the Next". I love that song.
    I ran across this on my Napster the other night. The chick's name is Nakala. She is from the UK. Yeah, she is a lesbian, and the song is about a girl, but this song is SIMPLE....and beautiful. I tell you, them white UK artists LOVE sounding like black artists from the early to mid 90's, and I am here for it -they know good music /sound. That was good time for R&B music.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=66xYXgo1_B4

  • Mark mcharm

    Demi lovato does not use samples and this happens all the time in hip hop.

  • Mark mcharm

    Biz Markie vs Gilbert o Sullivan after that those days were over.

  • Mark mcharm

    Yes they do Michael jackson had a sample clearance problem as well on his history album.

  • Mark mcharm

    Everyone makes original music you might want to take a james brown scream and use it in your original composition you still have to get clearance on the 2-second scream in your original song. Similar to en vogue "never gonna get it" sampled "big payback" guitar.and they had to clear it

  • Fire & Ice

    Which I'm sure was rare for the King ?

  • Fire & Ice

    This is what separated the legends from everyone else.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Maybe she shouldn't come out with the rest of the Kanye crew. The albums might have great music but Pusha T came and went. Where's kid cudi? Nas got overlooked.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It was a dumb concept to release only 7 tracks on each rushed album. R.I.P. music industry. ??

  • sherri2016

    Its time to give it up i didn't know she had fans nor new music this might be a sign this music thing isn't for you

  • imright

    Gonna Love Me, 3way & Rose In Harlem are the only songs i like on the album?????

  • Fire & Ice

    You know how this microwave generation is. She probably thought she was doing LH, and Sade a favor. That's like last week, someone had the NERVE to compare that XXX guy, to Tupac ???. I told buddy that the buzz around this kid, will be gone by summers end. This generation is always looking for the next buzz,the next fix! This is why there not producing, anything of real substance. Over twenty years later, Tupac is now a hip hop icon and legend, all over the world. Comparing the two is like blasphemy ?

  • Rhondalousey

    They compared 2pac to xxx? Oh lawd this silly generation.

  • Mrs Mary

    Naw what it is is folks tired of hearing bout penis and cooch...try something diff and maybe ill buy it

  • Bashi22

    He hates black women

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup after his mom died it seem that way

  • joel adams

    Welp....with HER being an all AROUND musician...Teyana might jus wanna hold a peach. She missed her chance. Ijs

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes chillllllddddd ?. They out here being blasphemous ?

  • Fire & Ice

    I never heard that one...whew chillllllddddd ?. The music biz is hell for men....so I can't imagine the sh*t women go through.

  • Fire & Ice

    They only try this mess with black artist. Koonye would never try this nonsense with a white artist.... especially one on the level of Sade or LH.

  • Fire & Ice

    Followers don't buy anything on social media, except for those cheap ass fashionnova clothes, flat tummy tea, ugly ass wigs/bundles and mysterious hair growth concoction ???

  • Jussjess25

    This chick has gotten so much sugery I cant even recognize her ?????

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    This makes so much sense auntie. Smfh. Then they act dazed and confused whe. The lawsuits drop

  • TrollingStoned

    No it’s Kanye. She had a good first album and her fan base grew after the fade video, that would’ve been the perfect time to release her music because mainstream outlets were checking for her but u have to act fast when people are interested and he was too busy getting lipo because he didn’t wanna be called fat. She has the talent just doesn’t have the right people behind her.

  • HalleMerry

    Her album is great! She can actually SING! I thought she was Jazmine Sullivan! Not sure how my friend got it,but it's apparently leaked somewhere.

  • MythCalledLove

    Ain't her family in the music business ? IDK all these years she has to hv known that would be a problem. Pharell would hv told her I thought they were close. Regardless it's been a hot topic. Damn near every artist has been hit with the Marvin Gaye curse.

  • TrollingStoned

    Ain’t no extended version we got what we got lol. Kanye did limited promo for every album he did (himself, nas, Pusha ) and thought it would work for Teyana but failed to realize she doesn’t have the fan base him and Nas has hell if it weren’t for that Whitney bathroom pic and a drake beef no one would’ve looked twice at Pusha T. He spent a year working on his own album and it seems like he put hers together in a week, released w/o her knowing and said “you’re welcome”

    It’s unfortunate because imo she has potential. You can’t be successful signed to Kanye West unless you already have a huge following (2 Chainz, Big Sean)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Kanya is a got damn demon SMH he been stealing folks shyt then claiming it's his work.... Fraud! And got the nerve to stamp genius on his shyt ... Kanya can miss Me with the shyt ... The same thing Robin Thicke did with Marvin Gaye .... Kanya has always done and now folks see it... He is a simp azz Ninja that dyck rides and claims it to be genius smh

  • Mark mcharm

    It was he rarely samples

  • BingBangBoom

    Yeah I can dig it. Breath of fresh air.

  • B????A ?

    What’s the Marvin Gaye curse?

  • B????A ?

    I heard the album. She has 1 good song IMO- “Rose in Harlem.” She isn’t a vocalist by any means. She has no vocal range and most of the album sounds like she recorded it in her bathroom on a cell phone. With that being said Kanye’s beats and production are the only things that make this album bearable. It needs to be shelved for life. Leave the singing and stardom for Rih and Bey. She needs to stay in her lane, and that’s not making music.

  • Solstice

    Jazmine Sullivan?! Really? I love Jazmine. I may have try and find some snippets from TT’s album then! Thanks ??

  • Solstice

    I like it!! ??

  • Solstice

    Very!

  • Dreamer

    Love Nicole Wray!! Yes, Missy is good at discovering great talent but after one or two albums they all fall off the face of the Earth musically, sadly.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah, she doesnt sound like Jazmine. I like Teyana. Loved the first album but Jazmine she is not.

  • ChocolateChick84

    Gonna Love Me is so good. I listen to that particular song at least once a day the rest not so much....

  • imright

    and thats not good cus it aint but 7 songs on the album any way !!

  • ohJeauxJeaux

    I disagree, she has a beautiful voice and has been steady grinding in the industry for years. I think i'st a solid album. Stop the hate and lift a sister up.

  • B????A ?

    Grinding does not equate to musical talent or ability. She is only famous by the people she is associated with. A lot of single mothers and fathers have been “grinding for years” but it don’t mean I want to buy their album. My opinion- not asking for you to like it.

  • Stacey J

    Why wouldn't you have the samples cleared before putting all the wok into producing a song?

  • really?wow

    Disagree, her voice is amazing. Her underground talent and music is the reason why she has a small by comparison to bey but die hard fan following. She's a threat

  • B????A ?

    A threat to who? Lol. Who is she a threat to??? Good one ??

  • Cap

    She still needs him so of course she won’t hold him accountable

  • Kimocha

    OK... I heard she can sing so... I will be checkin her out when it comes out!

  • sunni_daze

    Need him for what? To screw her over again?

  • Cap

    She needs him to keep her career afloat. Kanye is the one who put her in the fade video and that’s how she became even more popular because ppl like her body and the choreography and sexappeal that was in it. Him screwing her over with her album isn’t going to drive her away so long as she still gains other opportunities from being associated and signed with and to him

  • sunni_daze

    But she's doing TV and I don't think he has anything to do with that. He shined a light on her yes, but she doesn't need him.

  • Cap

    She wants to do music too though

  • sunni_daze

    She needs to do whats paying and that album on the shelf is not paying. Maybe she can build a studio and do her own production, idk. What I do know is KW fked her over by not clearing those samples and had the nerve to have a listening party as if there would be a release.

  • Cap

    The listening party part is tragic. It was a huge event and most people in the industry came out and she didn’t have anything to show for it in the end. He’s f’d up for that