5 Things to Know About Teyana Taylor

She may have just slayed us all in the new Kanye West "Fade" video but Ms. Teyana Taylor is much more than just body goals inspo. 

Teyana Taylor in the new Kanye West "Fade" music video is all the body goals we need for life, but the singer and dancer is so much more than just the star of this new video.

She's a new mom and a soon-to-be wife to basketball star Iman Shumpert.

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Here are five things you should know about the Harlem native. 

1. She was featured on MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen

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Back in 2007, a 16-year-old Teyana threw a bash no one would forget for her birthday. With a 1980’s old school hip hop themed Skateboard party to reflect her personality, her night was full of color, dope music and birthday present that just so happened to be a Range Rover. Not too bad.  

2. Teyana was once signed to Pharrell Williams' record label. 

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Before she was the first lady of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, Teyana was signed to Pharrell's Star Trak Entertainment. Her debut single, "Google Me" was released in 2008. 

3. Her Fiancé Iman Shumpert is a 2016 NBA Champs Cleveland Cavaliers team member

Iman popped the question at he and Teyana's baby shower in November. With a ruby ring shaped like a rose, the basketball star got down on one knee to ask for Teyana's hand in marriage. The singer was by her beau's side in June when he and teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving brought Cleveland their first national championship in franchise history. 


A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:12pm PDT

🏆 broke nail & all. It's lit 🔥😂 photo cred: @jewey808

A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

4. She's a mom to baby girl Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. 

Baby Junie is a superstar just like her mama and dad! Born in Deecember, Baby Junie was delivered in Iman and Teyana's bathroom after arriving earlier than expected. The 9 month-old even has her own head wrap line coming soon. 

Hi @babyjunie4 😆😆😆😆😆

A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Aug 27, 2016 at 8:13am PDT

Good mooooooodddddd 😄😄😄

A photo posted by Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr (@babyjunie4) on Aug 13, 2016 at 2:46pm PDT

5. "Fame" isn't the first time she's given us total body goals.

Channeling a total J.Lo "Flashdance" moment, this isn't the first time Teyana has slayed when it comes to choreo. At the 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Ms. Taylor became Lil Kim to honor the Queen Bee with an epic perfomance. 

Blanco #VH1Honors

A video posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jul 11, 2016 at 4:40pm PDT

48 hours to get prepared after hearing I was doing the tribute while on baecation...I went completely into my Kim bag in the mirror all day long. Eat, sleep, think Kim. STUDIED, appreciated her era! I also want to take a moment to thank my "dream team" for bringing my vision of Kimberly Jones to life with hair @tokyostylez make-up @japanesefaces CUSTOM looks by @duckie_confetti and @bryonjavar for finding me them fire ass Dior boots 😍😍😍 y'all pulled this off all in only 2 days!!!! I love you guys thank you for everything! Though I was so nervous before the performance, well shit all the way up to when those sliding doors opened lol the finished product made the woman of the hour happy and that's what I dedicated my time to...to bow for one of the greats! Thank you @lilkimthequeenbee for your inspiration, choosing me, believing in me and for knocking down the door for other young women that dream big. "Nothing make a woman feel better" I'm still gagging that this happened. 😩😩 Thank you VH1 & @monascottyoung for the opportunity. 😍😍😍😍😍🐝🐝🐝 #VH1Honors #HiphopHonors #Thefirst48

A video posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jul 12, 2016 at 8:26am PDT

Blanco x Skinny Smalls #Vh1Honors

A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Jul 12, 2016 at 4:28pm PDT

Watch Kanye's "Fade" video featuring Teyana on Tidal.  


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