Let's throwback Thursday to Sunday night when MTV's 2007 Sweet Sixteen star, Teyana Taylor, showed us how to we should be living out the last few months of twenty-sixteen. Taylor was, in fact, the breaking news that the world was waiting for as the VMA's gave notorious rapper, Kanye West, 4 minutes to do whatever he wanted to do.
Apparently, a lot can happen in 4 minutes. Teyana Taylor happened in the mounting seconds as she undeniably and most notably changed the health and fitness goals of people all over the world as she danced her way around workout equipment and mopped the floor with her moves. A host of hashtags and memes hit the internet all surrounding this notion.
Taylor told E! News, "Dancing is my workout. I just dance. I almost feel like dance is so underrated in the fitness world." You must also note she doesn't diet either. Perhaps, we should've learned this from the way she celebrated her sixteenth birthday! It was then, that her 80s' themed birthday party should have enlightened us on the chart-topping actress's tricks.
For those of you yearning for the exact same body. I think the concept here is simply to celebrate life and love through whatever makes you happy not to obtain Teyana's body. It's important that you take this mental note as you watch the video.
According to XXL Magazine, "Taylor said she landed the lead role thanks to an impromptu conversation with Kanye.
“It was actually crazy because I was in the studio recording and Kanye came by to the other studio next door to record and asked me to come over real quick,” she explained. “And he was like, ‘Yo, you killed the Lil’ Kim tribute.’ And we talked about that a little bit and then I don’t know how we got into a conversation about me and Iman [Shumpert]. We just started talking and I was just rambling and rambling about Iman and to him, it was a dope moment to just see love like that, to see that you can really have it all.”
"It was definitely something deep. The whole video is deeper than people probably processed it. So I feel like it's up for the people to figure it out. I get it, but I want them to really figure it out and really understand what's going on. And for them to understand, they're going to have to watch it 20, and 30, and 40 times."
Leave it to the creative genius, Kanye to vaguely, yet epically inform us of a bigger picture in just 4 minutes. West proved, yet again, how genius he really is. The Teyana Taylor Effect was a moment that some might even say overshadowed Queen Bey's momentum and Rihanna's multiple performances. After all, its Thursday and we are still talking about Teyana Taylor! Take notes my friends: A lot can be done in 4 minutes.
Kanye introduced us to his workout plan in 2004 on the album the College Dropout. This blog is not about the perfect workout plan or Taylor's body entirely. It's about how the magically coded deeper meaning of "Fade" to help us all work our way into a Sweet '17 as the best versions of ourselves!
In reference to the 90's style video and the lioness imagery of Taylor, her fiance Iman Shumpert and their baby, Choreographer and Artistic Director Jae Blaze's told Pitchfork, "She has worked her way into that, and she's in a great position right now in her life. She has her family. She's being held down by her amazing husband. She has a beautiful daughter. You know, the lioness always protects her baby. I think it really is about her coming into her fierceness. And that's where she is in her life right now. She is blossoming."
Don't walk away from the Teyana Taylor Effect thinking that her body is the only thing you should try to achieve. Try to achieve the best you! What will you do in 4 minutes? Taylor just landed two epic tv gigs.
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