Teyana Taylor Nominated For Zero VMAs, Still Catches W
At Sunday night's VMAs, after weaving through brilliance and illness for a couple minutes of 'spontaneous oration,' Kanye West concluded his "free reign" VMA time with the premiere of his next TLOP single "Fade." Although the song has guest appearances from Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, neither Kanye nor his featured artists made it to the music video. Instead, "Fade" is a celebration of one woman's body/family - Teyana Taylor. And what a body it is. The video, which reinvented itself as a Tidal exclusive following the conclusion of the VMAs, features Teyana dancing in a Reagan era gym for three-plus minutes in a thong and sports bra, before teleporting to a shower in the nude with her husband, Cleveland Cavalier Iman Shumpert.
To make matters stranger, the video concludes with a shot of Teyana pressed up against the back of her husband who is holding their baby amongst a foreground of sheep - oh, and Teyana has a cat face now (a la Desiigner's Panda face at the end of the 'Panda' video). Teyana Taylor, who has existed in the public sphere since she appeared on My Super Sweet Sixteen, has possibly just struck a chord with the masses in her first ever big way. Even Kim K, owner of the world's most lusted after body, tweeted that she's envious of Teyana's post-pregnancy physique. Will this sexy appearance lead to increased interest in Teyana's music? Maybe. If not, then definitely her Instagram.