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Apparently, SWV is a huge fan of Teyana Taylor.

The veteran R&B trio sat down for BuzzFeed’s “Cocoa Butter” video series and reviewed the music of current female R&B artists like Teyana Taylor, H.E.R., Jhene Aiko, Kehlani, Chloe x Halle, Queen Naija, and Syd.

The “Weak” singers had a lot to say about each of the artists, but they were most excited about Taylor, who’s been recently getting her feet wet as a music video director. Taylor’s most recently directed video was for Monica’s single “Commitment.”

“Woooooooo! Teyana Taylor is so so way overdue,” Leanna “LeLee” Lyons said. “She’s going to be around for a minute!”

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23: Teyana Taylor performs onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

SWV was also impressed with H.E.R., especially Taj and LeLee. “I’m partial because I just love H.E.R. So she could sing dookie on a stick, and I’ll still be like, ‘Oh she sounds nice,'” Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George said.

Cheryl “Coko” Clemons was fond of H.E.R., but she felt like she needs to make more upbeat music.

When it came to sister-duo Chloe x Halle, the R&B veterans all felt like they sounded a lot like their mentor, Beyonce. They also felt that they hadn’t heard any music from the sisters that “pop” yet.

“I just like to hear them sing live because nowadays these girls sound like a computer,” said Coko.

SWV is gearing up for their new upcoming reality show with Salt-n-Pepa BET.  It’s called Ladies Night and it airs on Apr. 30.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.