Teairra Maria Thomas (born December 2, 1987) better known by her stage name Teairra Marí is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer
At a young age, she was encouraged by her grandmother who sang back up for Aretha Franklin to pursue a musical career
She began her career at age 12, recording in her cousin's basement
She soon caught the attention of Big Mike, Ed K and Helluvah of Detroit's K.I.S.S. Productions, which developed her from the age of 13 onward
Under Big Mike's guidance, Marí spent every free moment in the studio, working with some of the hottest producers and songwriters in the game, including Helluvah, Disco D, Big Mike, Chaz M, Detail, Lyriq, AK, and J.R.
K.I.S.S. Productions arranged for Marí to collaborate with artists such as Ray J, J-Kwon, Lola Damone, and Bee and for Marí to appear on Detroit's Fox 2 Morning Show and UPN 50 Sports Rap
Teairra attended Aaliyah's alma mater, the Detroit High School for The Fine and Performing Arts and was a vocal major, performing in many of the school's talent showcases
At the age of 16, K.I.S.S.' Big Mike felt that Marí was ready for the big time, and he brought the R&B starlet in front of a who's who of label execs
Candy Tookes, a friend of Big Mike, introduced the pair to industry veteran Daryl Simmons in Atlanta, Georgia
Simmons then shared Marí's K.I.S.S. Productions-produced demo disc with Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman of The Island Def Jam Music Group
After hearing Teairra Marí perform live, Reid offered her a contract on the spot
She received a phone call on her prom night from her label and they told her that due to unexpected album sales from her first album, the label decided to drop her as an artist
In 2007 Marí signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros and Violator but decided to split with Violator and landed a new development deal with Fo'Reel Ent. under the wing of Cudda Love (the man responsible for Nelly's success
Sponsor (feat. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy)
At That Point
The third official single from the album "Sponsor" featuring Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy was released digitally on February 2, 2010 and the video was shot at a mansion in Los Angeles and was released on March 8, 2010.
Shawty see the colors all the colors in my chain.
Shawty see the diamonds all the diamonds in my ring,
I could get cha i could get cha get cha anything.
Ca-ching money aint a thing.
Gucci Gucci i can be the co-pilote you could do the driving.
You could be the star baby i could be your stylist.
No my name aint Gilligan, but lets go to an island first.
I'll make you smile but i'd rather buy you diamonds,
and if im far away from you the ring will be a reminder
that nobody can do the things i do.
I'll treat you so kindly and i aint tryna flatter you,
but i think youre the finest damn your getting thick
i hope you dont go on a diet-?
watch, chain, ring, earings and they shinning.
Gucci man yeah baby but you can call me ices,
so tell your ex to hate on me i dont want him to like me.
Yeah yeah he put the most profiles on my car,
he treat me to a pedi plus manicure.
Anything that i ask for from my sponsor he go to buy buy buy(ha ha ha).
A baby blue medallion i just got, my feet they speak italian walk so high.
I told you baby thanks a lot my sponsor he go and buy buy buy(yeah).
He aint no square, he just like to share.
In love with the tipper throwing hundreds in the air,
throw some over here. Lui, and dropping lui, dropping lui in my lap(damn).
Yeah and all my ladys say (yeah)the go go girls say (yeah) (hey hey)
i got myself a sponsor .Say hey (yeah)
to fill up a drink for me (yeah) to fill up my tank for me (yeah)
to put something in the bank for me i got myself a sponsor.
Every weekend i see dominicans in the chair
just to bring out the features in my hair.
Add a couple of tracks for flair my sponsor
he go and buy buy buy.
He must be a rapper,baller,doctor,dentist,corner boy,cook/cheift,chemist(yeah).
I dont even care just as long as he dont say bye bye bye.
he aint no square he just like to share in love
with the tipper throwing hundreds in the air
throw some over here and lui dropping
lui dropping lui in my lap (damn)
hey all my ladys say(yeah)my go go girls say(yeah)(hey)
i got myself a sponsor.To fill up a drink for me,
to fill up my tank for me,
to put something in the bank for me.Got myself a sponsor
Babay girl like the way i toat the lui bags,
souljaboy tellem got a million dollar swag.
We gettin money all about the dollar poppin,
these tags like im poppin my collar hit her on twitter
so she could come follow me if later on you
get with me we gon end up on TMZ(damn)
i'm so fly as fly as i can be
i can take you out shopping then we can go out to eat.
Yeah yeah put your hands in the air
if you dont care say yeah
if he tryna get it theres some work to come wit it (damn)
Bu Ba Buy Buy,Bu Ba Buy Buy,Bu Ba Buy Buy,Bu Ba Buy Buy.
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