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by Teyana Taylor

NO MATTER HOW HARD U TRY U CANT ESCAPE THE HATE….

HATE, JEALOUSLY, ENVY IS SUMTHIN THAT NOT JUS CELEBRITIES DEAL WITH, IT GOES ON IN THE LIVES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE. FOR THE LIFE OF ME, TIL THIS DAY I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LOVE TO TAKE JEALOUS JABS AT PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING UP IN LIFE, AND THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL. AS MUCH LOVE AS I GET, AND THAT LOVE I APPRECIATE SO MUCH CUZ IT OVER POWERS THE HATE, I STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE NAYSAYERS, AND NEGATIVE CRITICS. SOME SAY REAL HURTFUL THINGS THAT CAN BRING YOU TO TEARS AT TIMES, AND IT MAY BE THE WAY OF THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY WITH THE LINE OF WORK I’M IN, BUT IT’S STILL WRONG…

BACK HOME IN HARLEM I WAS THIS SKATER GIRL WHO DANCED AT A LOCAL YOUTH CENTER, I WAS GETTIN LOVE OUT IN THOSE HARLEM STREETS AT THAT TIME, WHEN I WAS JUST REGULAR TEYANA, AND DONT GET IT TWISTED I STILL DO BABY.LOL..

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MO-BARZ TELLS ME ALL THE TIME THAT IN HIS EYES, AND OTHER PEOPLE’S EYES I’M THE BEST THING TO COME OUT OF HARLEM SINCE MASE, AND THAT MADE ME THINK. PEOPLE CAN SAY WAT THEY WANT ABOUT THAT MAN,  BUT HE WAS THE BREATH FOR HARLEM, HE PAVED THE WAY, AND ASSISTED IN SOME OF HARLEMS NOTORIETY AS FAR AS MUSIC, AND LIFE OF A PERSON FROM THIS REGION. WAT HE EMBODIED WAS EVERYTHING THAT REPRESENTED A PERSON FROM H-WORLD. HE GOT LOVE ALL OVER THE WORLD, PEOPLE WOULD SEE MASE, AND LITERALLY PASS OUT, THEY SHUT DOWN MALLS FOR HIM. PEOPLE WHO ARE MUCH OLDER THAN ME, ALWAYS TELL ME, HE GOT LOVE EVERYWHERE BUT WHEN IT CAME TO HIS HOME, HE HAD TO DEAL WITH A LOT OF ENVY, AND IT HURTS WHEN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT HAPPENS, BECAUSE U EXPECT YOUR HOME TO SUPPORT YOU BEFORE ANYONE..

HARLEM IS A VERY COMPETITIVE PLACE. WE ALL HAVE OUR SWAG, STYLE, WE JUST DO THINGS WITH OUR OWN INGREDIENTS THAT’S WAT MAKES US SO POTENT. SOME PEOPLE SEE IT AS A BIG FASHION SHOW, BEST FRIENDS TRY TO OUT DRESS EACH OTHER, THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE BETTER LOOKING BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND.

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THIS GOES FOR PLACES EVERYWHERE, BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE HATE PROBLEMS IN ALL CITIES. RACISM ALSO. I JUST ENCOURAGE MY YOUNG PEOPLE, TO LET HATRED GO THRU ONE EAR AND OUT OF THE OTHA. IF U HAVE DREAMS AND GOALS, U BETTER PURSUE THOSE GOALS TIL THE END OF TIME, AND IF ALONG THE WAY PEOPLE TALKIN SOME JEALOUSY ISH, JUST GIVE IT A ‘GIGGLE’ THATS WAT I DO.LOL..

IF UR A FAN, WELL MY FANS ARE MY FRIENDS. BUT IF YOU LOVE TEYANA TAYLOR AND U ADMIRE WAT I DO, I NEED YOU TO LIVE BY MY CODE GET OUT HERE, AND STRIVE!!

DONT WORK HARD ENUFF JUS TO PASS THE CLASS, AIM FOR THAT PERFECT SCORE, GET OFF YA ASS AND DO SUMTHIN WITH YA LIFE. I WANNA SEE ALL MY PEOPLE AT THE TOP I HAD TO GIVE A SERMON,(LOL) BUT I REALLY MEAN IT. PEOPLE OUT HERE PLAYIN FOR KEEPS, AND WHERE I’M FROM FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT GETS SUPER HOT, TEENS ARE GETTIN SHOT LEFT & RIGHT, ITS LIKE SOMEONE HOPPED OUTTA TRUCK ONE DAY AND STARTED PASSIN OUT GUNS TO ALL THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.

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I GOT A CALL FROM MO WHILE I WAS AT AN EVENT, JUST THIS PASS FRIDAY A 13 YEAR OLD WAS SHOT IN THE BACK, HE WAS A BYSTANDER IN SOME SHOOTOUT..13?? LIKE COME ON.. PEOPLE OUT HERE BUGGIN THE HELL OUT. U NEVER KNO WHEN GOD IS GONNA FLIP YA SWITCH, SO PLEASE GET OUT HERE AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL, AND DONT GET SIDE TRACKED BY HIM, OR HER, OR THEM, CUZ ONCE GOD

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