Teairra Mari: ‘Jay-Z Didn’t Even Call Me and Tell Me Bye-Bye’

Teairra Mari rose to fame in 2005 with her breakout Roc-A-Fella hit “Make Her Feel Good,” around the same time labelmate Rihanna was getting her start. The then 17-year-old released her second single “No Daddy” off her debut Roc-A-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari and was never heard from since, while Rihanna went on to achieve superstardom.

Now the 20-year-old R&B singer is back and setting the record straight. The former “Princess of the Roc” tells Rap-Up TV how she was left out in the cold by Jay-Z (“Deep down inside I was hurting”), which Def Jam artist reached out in her time of need, and what she thinks of Rihanna’s success.

Teairra Mari looks to the future in Part II of “Teairra Mari: Then & Now” coming soon.