Who Is Teyana Taylor? 5 Things to Know About the Star of Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ Video

Above: Teyana Taylor in Kanye West's new “Fade” video
Above: Teyana Taylor in Kanye West's new “Fade” video

In case you missed it: Kanye West premiered his new video for the Life of Pablo track “Fade” at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night after one of his trademark scattered speeches.

The sexy Flashdance-inspired video for “Fade” (now streaming on Tidal) features 25-year-old Teyana Taylor as she pushes through a very sweaty workout before taking a pretty steamy shower. But, who is she? Here are a few quick facts about Teyana Taylor:

She’s engaged to Iman Shumpert
Sorry gents, she’s taken. Taylor is engaged to NBA star Iman Shumpert, who popped the question back in November 2015. “Thank You @imanshumpert for putting the color back in my life! I love you so much,” Taylor wrote at the time.
P.S. Yes, that was the Cleveland Cavaliers player at the end of West’s video – getting steamy with Taylor in her post-workout shower.

The two have a daughter together
On December 16, the couple welcomed their first child – a baby girl named Iman Tayla Shumpert, Jr. It was an unexpected birth, as the 7-month-old was originally due in mid-January. Taylor ended up going into labour in her bathroom and Shumpert delivered his daughter.
P.S. You guessed it… baby Iman also appeared in West’s video.

5 Things to Know About the Star of Kanye Wests Fade Video
Above: Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert and their daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert, Jr. appear in Kanye West’s “Fade” video

She’s also a singer
Taylor is a singer and has actually worked with West before providing vocals to the rapper’s earlier hits “Dark Fantasy” and “Hell of a Life.” She’s also signed to his GOOD Music label and Def Jam.

You might remember her from…
Taylor appeared on MTV long before she got down and sweaty in West’s “Fade” video. Taylor’s ’80s-themed birthday party was featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 back in 2007 (season four, episode eight to be precise).

That body
Wondering about Taylor’s envy-inducing physique? “Dancing is my workout. I just dance. I almost feel like dance is so underrated in the fitness world,” she told E! News. A source reaffirms the fact, telling E! News, “Teyana Taylor has always just had a crazy dope body and the way she ‘works out’ is dancing in the studio. That’s her workout.”

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