Teyana Taylor


New York, New York
On beauty
I don’t feel like there’s such a thing as an imperfect body. You have to overcome things and look in the mirror and say, ‘I am beautiful.'”
My personal style
I'm where the hood and high fashion meet. I have a lot of Jordans, Nikes and blazers.
Words of wisdom
You got to be able to love again. You got to give everybody a fair chance. Everybody deserves a fair chance.
Teyana Taylor burst onto our screens and into our consciousness in 2016, courtesy of Kanye West's music video for "Fade"—coconut oiled up, stripped down, banging body on display and in full command of some awe-inspiring moves (and this was just eight months after giving birth to her first child Junie, with husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert).

It’s clear that Teyana and Iman are much more than just a cute stylish couple—think Beyoncé and Jay-Z-meets-Kim Kardashian and Kanye West— amplified to infinity. This delicious duo is writing their own unique bible on how to keep things sizzling hot and always in the press, and dubbed “the sexiest couple on earth,” by GQ, audiences keep a full fixated gaze on the sexy pair. It happens whether Teyana Taylor is rocking a sleek orange bob hairdo and Iman Shumpert is sporting braids on Instagram or the two are playing video games while taking Junie to Chuck E. Cheese or even sharing titillating details about their raunchy threesome sexcapades. There’s no doubt, folks are definitely interested.

Prior to the "Fade" video by Kanye, and the intro to the goddess-like entity that is Teyana Taylor’s body, the Harlem-born multihyphenate went from ‘Who is Teyana Taylor?’ to a sexy actress who demanded her closeup after scene-stealing scenes in Tyler Perry’s Madea Big Happy Family. But this talented sexy R&B and hip hop performer wasn’t even close to being done. With no formal vocal or dance training, she signed with Pharrell Williams' Star Trak record label, followed by Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint; collaborated with Usher, Chris Brown and Omarion; and choreographed Beyoncé's "Ring the Alarm" video. In June 2018, Teyana released her long-awaited sophomore effort K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy), produced entirely by West. 

Taylor continues to work hard supplying and fulfilling the demand insatiable fans have for their constant Teyana fix. The Hit the Floor star can be found on small screens courtesy of BET, appeared on MTV’s Sweet 16  and now the sexy starlet is a part of publishing history as a Playboy cover girl. In doing so, she joins the ranks of a bevy of beautiful women before her that include Azealia Banks, Garcelle Beauvais and LaToya Jackson. So the question remains, will you see Teyana nude? We’ll never tell… but be sure to look out for the answer.

In the meantime, Teyana Taylor is slowing down for absolutely no one. She performed in the Essence Street Style Block Party and took her Later That Night tour across the U.S. in 2018, plus is set to star in the Netflix movie, After Party. This gorge phenom of singing, dancing and acting feminine power even seems to have found the mantra for her unstoppable career. “All you can do is keep shining. You can’t say something and think my legs are going to stop, my voice is going to stop, my hunger is going to stop,” she told Playboy. “I’ll be hurt for five minutes, but I’m going to keep going hard.”

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