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Teairra Mari arrives at the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo: Getty Images)

Detroit R&B singer and new guest cast member of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” Teairra Mari is dead set on finding her rightful place in the game. She recently was asked to be released from her association with Warner Bros., found her musical soulmate in producer Rico Love and now is trying to keep the spotlight on her new single “You Did That” featuring 2 Chainz.

Find out how she keeps far away from the drama on the show and if this new collaboration with Rico Love might finally do the trick for her career below.

On being released from the Warner Brothers label:

Yes, that situation is done and that was because of me. I asked to be released from that situation because I just didn’t feel like they got it. Like I said, I wasn’t confident in the music I was doing. And I was just like you know what? I want to be released. Rico (Love) was like “do you want to come over here?” Yes, absolutely because I know what kind of the magic we were going to make together.

On getting caught up in the drama with the cast on the VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” series:

I’m not supposed to, it’s not my drama. But umm, you know, I do want everyone to get along because I’m not going to lie meeting the other girls…I actually like Kimbella. I love Emily to death and I know Emily’s not really about the drama either. I tried to make that meeting go down, but it was just all this other stuff poppin’ up in the midst of me trying to bring them together. Then this new chick comes in and she starts poppin’ off and then it’s just a whole other explosive scene of drama.

On whether or not Emily is doing the right thing by giving Fabolous a second chance:

Emily texted me when it aired like “I’m crying again.” (laughs) Yeah, I think she is. I mean, she says she’s taking her time and she’s still in her own place. I think she is. She’s a smart woman and she’s been dealing with this situation for a very long time, but I just want to make sure she’s following her heart and using her brain. Been there with her so I’m just like “Ok girl. (laughs) Let’s not do it again like that.” I know that he’s a good guy and I know that he’s going to make that effort.

On dating in the entertainment industry:

It takes a special type of woman. That’s why I can’t deal with an industry man. I don’t want a rapper or anybody that’s in the limelight.

On the beef and blowout between Yandy & Krissy:

Their situation runs very deep and I try to stay as far out of is as I can. They have years of history and it’s just sad to see that this is what it’s come to.

On Erica & Kimbella’s fight:

Just what you saw was just what it was. That girl just came in, sat down and just started immediately poppin’ off! All I know is a glass flew and I didn’t see what happened after that. (laughs) A glass flew and I jumped up.

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