Teairra Mari

Aug
23
Teairra Mari Attends Church Following DUI Arrest

Teairra Mari

Following her DUI arrest last week, Teairra Mari is getting her life back in order. The 23-year-old singer attended Sunday services at Oasis Church in Los Angeles, her first public outing since being charged with drunk driving in Beverly Hills. She released a statement over the weekend owning up to her mistake and apologizing to those she disappointed.

Rico Love, who signed Teairra to his Division1 label, spoke exclusively with Rap-Up.com about the incident. “I don’t condone drinking and driving. I don’t support it,” said the hitmaker. “I think it was a foolish decision on her part, but at the end of the day we all make mistakes. I had that big brother talk with her and I’m gonna continue to have that with her. But I love her and I still believe in her talent, so we just gonna keep it movin’ and give her our full support. But I do not condone that type of activity at all whatsoever.”

So far Rico and Teairra have recorded five songs together for her Division1 debut and he plans to drop her first single at the top of 2012. “She’s a superstar. If somebody is a star and they have that ‘it’ thing that cannot be taught, all you have to do is put a record with it,” he explained.

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Aug
20
Teairra Mari Apologizes for Drunk Driving, Denies Attacking Officer

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Teairra Mari is taking responsibility for her actions. The 23-year-old singer was arrested on Friday for driving under the influence after crashing her vehicle in Beverly Hills. In a statement released today, an embarrassed Mari admits to driving drunk and apologizes to those who were disappointed in her.

She was reportedly charged with DUI and assault of a police officer, the latter of which she denies. “I take full responsibility for my actions, but I absolutely did NOT ‘attack’ a Beverly Hills police officer and I’m very confused by those allegations,” she states.

The Division1 signee hopes the incident will serve as an example to those who drink and get behind the wheel. “I hope that this situation can save someone from making the dumb decision to drink and drive!” she adds.

Read her full statement below.

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Aug
19
Teairra Mari Arrested for Drunk Driving, Assaulting Police Officer

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Teairra Mari was arrested for drunk driving after crashing her vehicle in Beverly Hills.

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Aug
15
Teairra Mari Exits Warner Bros., Signs to Rico Love’s Division1

Rico Love and Teairra Mari

Teairra Mari fans may finally get that sophomore album they’ve been waiting for. The R&B chanteuse has departed Warner Bros. Records and signed a new deal with Rico Love’s Division1 label. She made the official announcement on set of the video for “That’s All Me,” helmed by Rico.

“Teairra Mari is now part of the Division1 family. She is officially signed to Division1. We got the lights on all over the world,” said the music maestro, who’s written hits for BeyoncĂ©, Kelly Rowland, and Diddy.

Teairra released the EP Sincerely Yours last year on Warner Bros. and was previously signed to Roc-A-Fella Records.

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Aug
13
Teairra Mari Becomes the Dark Angel in ‘That’s All Me’ Video

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Teairra Mari spread her wings on set of the video for “That’s All Me.” The angelic singer showed a darker side while flaunting her hot bod in a jeweled swimsuit and black angel wings. And what’s an angel without her Charlie? Hitmaker Rico Love, who produced and raps on the Puff Daddy-sampled song, joined Teairra as well as Division1/BMajor DJ T. Neal in the clip.

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Aug
5
New Music: Teairra Mari f/ Rico Love – ‘That’s All Me’

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Teairra Mari takes it back to the ’90s by singing over a sample of Puff Daddy & the Family’s classic “It’s All About the Benjamins” on the Rico Love-penned “That’s All Me.”

“Been searching and I finally found someone who can cure all my lonely/ Won’t let you go, no way boy, no how/ I’ma need you as my one and only,” sings Teairra before Mr. Turn the Lights On spits a verse.

The song will appear on Division1/BMajor DJ T. Neal’s forthcoming album Not Your Average DJ.

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Jul
18
New Music: Teairra Mari – ‘Come Back to Me’ (Janet Jackson Cover)

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Twenty-one years after it was first released, Teairra Mari covers Janet Jackson’s classic “Come Back to Me” off her seminal album Rhythm Nation 1814. The lovesick singer begs for her lover to return on her breathy update, cooing, “Please come back to me. I miss you so much.” With her sexy remake, who could say no? Rap-Up.com has your first listen below.

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