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.
Here are five things you should know about the Harlem native.
1. She was featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen
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.
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.
🌹 "Before your love baby I was muddy So deep with pain till you took it from me/ You showered me with a new beginning Now I'm clean/ Took me by surprise when you ran up on me, I came to life baby in that moment/ You put your hands on my heart and baby now it beats" Thank You @imanshumpert for putting the color back in my life! I love you so much 🌹 & thank you @monicabrown for those beautiful lyrics. You spoke to my soul girl! 😘
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.
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.
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
Watch Kanye’s “Fade” video featuring Teyana on Tidal.