G.O.O.D. Music collective has recently graced the 2012 August/September cover issue of Complex magazine. The one and only G.O.O.D. girl, Teyana Taylor, also sat down to conduct her own interview which can be read in full here. In the issue, Teyana is asked about how she feels about women currently wearing men’s streetwear. Find out what she had to say after the cut.
Speaking of your style, you were one of, if the not the first, chick to bring back the more street look for women. You were wearing Jordans and BBC and fitted caps when you first came out. Now Rihanna and Rita Ora are on it. Do you feel like that’s your look?
I do feel like I influence a lot of artists. But the way I look at it is not in a negative way. I love them. When I came in the game, it wasn’t okay to be a girl and wear sneakers and hats and streetwear. They called me gay. Now the tomboy thing, it’s sexy. Rihanna and Rita Ora are fly and sexy. I’m happy I was able to pave that way. I love seeing our artists dressed like that. You ain’t gay if you throw on sneakers and a hat. Nobody can take that away from me and say, “Oh, she didn’t start that trend.” They all know. I’ve always been about this life and mixing kicks with high fashion on some ghetto chic shit.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.