Women in Music 2019

Teyana Taylor Plans to Release Updated Version of 'K.T.S.E.'

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Teyana Taylor onstage during the 2018 BET Experience Live in Los Angeles on June 22, 2018. 

Teyana Taylor's highly anticipated K.T.S.E. album arrived more than a day late to streaming services, and we finally may have some explanations as to why there was a holdup. The 27-year-old stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood for an interview, and she admitted that there were huge issues with sample clearances, which resulted in the scrapping of an entire song. 

The G.O.O.D. Music artist felt pressure from fans to put the album out on the expected release date to complete Kanye's vision of a five-album rollout. It's also been four years since her debut effort. She mentions a track heard at her album's listening party titled "We Got Love," which didn't make the final version of the project thanks to sampling issues.

Taylor plans to add the missing track onto K.T.S.E. for streaming services by this weekend. “Saturday, Sunday, you’ll hear the complete version of the album," Teyana stated. "At the end of ‘Issues,’ I had the Sade piece in there. The end of ‘Rose in Harlem,’ I had [Lauryn Hill’s] ‘Lost Ones’ in there, and I was really talking that shit," she continued. "Once y'all hear the album next week, you'll see what I'm talking about, because it's way more complete."

The Harlem native wasn't ready to place blame solely on Kanye's last-minute tendencies. "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. As far as the clearance issues, I don’t know. I feel like everybody plays a part," she explained. "With Ye, he really wanted me to be happy, and he knew that the wait was killing me."

Keep an eye out for updates to K.T.S.E. throughout the week. For now, listen to Teyana's interview in its entirety with Big Boy's Neighborhood below.

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