Posted by: Brooke Lynn Carter | October 29, 2009

Teyana Taylor speaks on “Purity”

One dope female inside and out! In a day in age where it seems virginity is a thing of the past, and having a fast paced  sex life is the new cool thing to do, Teyana Taylor stands tall. The vibrant 18 year old spoke to famed entertainment journalist Egypt, and spoke on how she is still a virgin and speaks to young girls on how important it is to stay true to yourself, and treating your body like what it is; a temple. Here is some of the interview:

You’re a twitter maniac lady, over the past 3 months we’ve seen pictures posted on twitter by either you, Chris Brown, or Soulja Boy. These pics of course prompted rumors that maybe you were dating both of them, first Chris and then Soulja. Was there any truth to the rumors?

Yeh I know. I mean No…no. Chris is my brother. I’ve always said that. People say a lot of things about me and I’m like I’m only 18. Really??? Is it that serious? People have said I was gay and all type of stuff.

Hmm I didn’t hear that one…

Yeh some bloggers, well not really bloggers, but the commenters have said that about me. How can I be gay if I’m still a virgin? .

Wait Wait Wait…your still a virgin?? I’m really happy to hear that.

Yes. The one thing people can never say is that I’m a hoe. I have a purity ring. The only time you get in trouble is if you attempt to do something. If your laying up on a boy then something is going to happen. So I just keep my legs closed until I am ready for that. I can’t have a boyfriend because the only thing they want to do is have sex. I don’t want no fingers up there, no penis, nothing!!! Uh uh (shaking her head no).

You know many young girls think that virginity is lame and promiscuity is cool. They succumb to peer pressure and then find themselves in grown folks situations that they aren’t equipped to handle. So I’m pleasantly surprised to hear that you have your head on straight.

Egypt I even try to teach these girls. I hold bible study class at St. Lukes church in Harlem when I’m home. I actually teach the class because I want them to know its okay to praise God and keep your legs closed. I’m just trying to be a good example right now. It’s funny because when I had my 18th birthday I wore this Herve Lager dress and peeps were like Whoaaaaa Teyana. I guess that’s because I always try to dress my age, I just started wearing dresses so they were shocked. But that night I had to make people know that if I want to get on my girlie stuff then I will do that. These female artists need to know that if and when I’m ready to bust out and throw it on….Be afraid… very afraid!! (laughs) But I want to be a good example. I’m a lady and I think people respect that.

You told me you’re a virgin, but certainly you have a crush on someone. Every teenage girl has a crush…Who is it?

I had a crush on Chris Paul (NBA) but I hit up La La (Alani Vasquez) and she gave me all the basketball scoop. She said he has a girl and lives with her in New Orleans. My crush was over in 2.5 seconds flat because I don’t want noooooo drama. He’s a nice guy and he’s just my friend now. Shia lebouf is my baby daddy though!

Recently, a certain radio personality put you on blast by asking “What exactly does Teyana Taylor do?”, as if to question your relevance. A few other websites have mistakenly called you a rapper. Do you want to respond?

Yeh I know who your talking about and when it happened I was like Wow!! That’s just so fake because he was just smiling in my face before that….but nevermind that. Here’s the deal. I have a Lipgloss line coming out called “Dope lips.” We are still developing it but I’m excited because we have ‘Salute The Nude’ under the lipgloss line for all the girls who like nude colors. It will come in all different shades. The website is

I’m a Songwriter too, I’m about to write for Blackstreet and Usher. I wrote a Timbaland track for Usher, Teddy Riley heard it and said “That’s crazy!! If Usher don’t want it then bring it here.” So now I’m about to write for their album. I’m writing stuff with Chris Brown, Omarion, oh and I’m about to start getting in with Brandy too. So I am really heavy into songwriting.

I have my own publishing company called “I Am McLovin Publishing”. I am also hosting the Jamaican Awards (YVA) in Kingston in February because the kids in Jamaica love me. I didn’t even realize I had so many Jamaican Fans. I’m in the newest Source magazine with Yung Money on the cover and I’m about to do the covers of Persona and Bleu Magazines. I’m a model too! I modeled for Zac Posen and Deisel during “Fashion Week” in Miami. And I did a campaign for “Married to the Mob.”

I’m so proud to be a fan of her, and I have grown a new found respect for this young lady! Teyana also has a brand new line of lip gloss coming out called “Dope Lips”, so be on the look out!



  1. I wish more young ladies would follow her lead.

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