The “Rhythm Nation” singer” sent mad love and support to Taylor on Thursday. December 10 was Teyana’s 30th birthday and she was floored that the music icon took time out of her day to send her a special message. Jackson is fully aware that Taylor recently announced that she is quitting music but she tried to encourage the young star to keep it up.
Scroll down to read Janet’s message.
Jackson used herself as an example as to why Taylor should stick with it.
“Teyana, you have an undeniable gift from God. Don’t ever let that go. You bring something so special to the industry and you continue to have such an impact on this world,” Janet wrote on Instagram.
“Imagine if I gave up after my first or second album didn’t hit #1, or win any awards?” she continued. “We do this for the love, the passion, and the fans.”
“Never forget, a talent like yours is unstoppable. I luv you and know that I’m here for you always. I hope you enjoy your special day. ??? #BlackGirlMagic ??.”
As you could imagine, Taylor was floored by the overwhelming love that Janet showed her and she was obviously thrilled.
“????????? ima go and cry…. BRB!” she quickly commented on Janet’s post.
The two’s mutual friend, Taraji P. Henson, weighed in as well.
“We are our sister’s keeper!!! BEAUTIFUL! #queensliftqueens ???????,” Taraji commented.
Jackson’s fans were moved by how supportive she is to all her peers and they sounded off in the comments section of her post..
“the way janet supports everybody?shes so precious a true legend??,” a complimentary fan wrote.
Last week, Teyana shocked fans when she announced her retirement from music after feeling “underrated” and “overlooked.”. In a 30 minute Instagram Live video, she explained that her decision was a tough one but one that she ultimately had to make for her mental health.
She revealed that she has been trying to get out of her Def Jam contract for years because she felt that she was getting the “shorter end of the stick.”
“Maybe if I retire, n—s will let me go,” she said at the time. “Drop me, fam. Let me be free because, at this point, I’m so tired. I’m motherf—ing tired.”
Retirement from music doesn’t mean she will be playing golf everyday… she announced her next big move on her birthday and she couldn’t be more excited.
“Dirty 30 and its time make some more BIG moves. Remember when I said ‘when one door closes another one opens..either that or I’m picking the locks’? Well I damn sure did & I am proud to announce that I have officially been named CREATIVE DIRECTOR of @prettylittlething ??? We’re going to be collaborating on some amazing projects together and i cannot wait to get started! What a way to bring some positive vibes & more #blackgirlmagic into 2021!
Happy birthday to me! ???,” she excitedly declared.