Teairra Mari was born in Detroit, Michigan, on December 2, 1987. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, model, and dancer. She started her professional career at a young age as she was signed to Def Jam at the age of just 16 by Jay Z and released her first album shortly after this. Unfortunately, sales were poor and she was released from her contract. She made a second attempt to launch her music career when she released a single in 2008. Again, she faced many problems as the music was leaked and it forced her into a situation where she had to retitle and re-record the single. Since then, she has continued to record music and also established an acting career following her debut movie role in the 2009 movie ‘The Magnificent Cooly-T’. Here are five things you might not know about Teairra Mari.
1. She is in the Cast of the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Franchise
Love & Hip Hop is a reality television franchise aired on VH1 that chronicles the lives of those involved in the hip hop scene. From 2011 to 2012, Teairra Mari was a supporting cast member on ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’. From 2014 to the present day, she is one of the main cast members on ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’.
2. Her Worst Trait is Her Memory
In interviews, Teairra Mari has said that her worst trait, without a doubt, is her memory. She claims that she is constantly forgetting what she is supposed to be doing and where she has put things. She has said that this is something she knows she needs to work at. On the other hand, she says that her best trait is her resilience and this is a trait she has to develop during her time in the music and film industries.
3. She Has Diverse Tastes in Music
Her taste in music is diverse and she likes to listen to a variety of artists and enjoys many music genres. Her favorite album is ‘Dangerously in Love’ by Beyonce. She also likes Jodeci’s ‘Back to the Future: The Very Best of Jodeci’. Her third choice of an album to listen to would be Sam Cooke’s ‘Greatest Hits’.
4. She Has Been in Trouble with the Police
Teairra Mari has been in trouble with the police twice. An Uber driver once made a citizen’s arrest after accusing her of stealing his phone charger. When the police arrived they allegedly found it in her purse. In 2011, she crashed her car into the car in front on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverley Hills. This resulted in her being charged with a DUI. She also assaulted the arresting police officer.
5. Getting Dropped from Her Record Deal was a Shock
When Jay Z dropped Teairra Mari from her record contract it came as a complete surprise to her. It also came at a really bad time as she received the news on the night of her prom. There was some speculation that he dropped her to allow him to focus his time and energy on Rihanna.