Teyana Taylor Covers Drake’s ‘Marvin’s Room’ with ‘Her Room’
Following JoJo‘s crazed remix of Drake‘s drunk dial anthem ‘Marvin’s Room,’ ‘Google Me’ singer Teyana Taylor has tried her hand with ‘Her Room,’ a much more somber, toned down affair than previous versions.
“When you listen to it, really LISTEN to the words. Im talkin about real s— from the heart, I cried while recording it so u’ll hear the pain,” Taylor tweeted about her version, which concludes with an emotional Lauryn Hill-inspired entreaty “Where were you, when I needed you?”
While Drake initially presented a brutally honest portrayal of rap stardom, and JoJo shed her child-star image, offering a realistic and graphic take, Taylor’s version is a bit too PG to actually hit deep the third time around.
“F— that new girl that you love so bad/ I know you still think about the times we had,” The 20-year-old Harlem singer coos, hardly breaking new ground. “I said f— that new girl that you think you found/ But you’re calling me even when she’s around.”
Taylor, who signed with the Neptunes’ Star Trak label in 2007, at 15, made her television debut on ‘My Super Sweet 16,’ recently starred in Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ and appeared on Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’