In 2009, Teddy was offered by Lady Gaga’s team to work for the monster superstar but he turned down the said offer. In an interview, Teddy explained that it is his life rule to produce songs only for singers he knew on a personal level.
Teddy explained, “I think that the music producer plays the part of setting a middle ground between what the composer was aiming for and the singer’s intention. There were a lot of times when I was offered a large amount of money to compose and produce, but I turned the offer down because I didn’t know that singer perfectly. I think that’s why I’ve only worked with YG artists so far.” He also said that although he enjoyed his years with 1TYM, he’s happier now as a producer behind-the-scenes. “I think that instead of standing in the front, my personality goes better with holding up someone from behind.”