Kanye West Debuts Surreal, Raunchy ‘Fade’ Music Video at 2016 MTV VMAs: The Best Reactions


Always stealing the show. After a rambling-as-usual speech, Kanye West debuted his music video for “Fade” at the 2016 MTV VMAs at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28, and it really got the internet talking.

In the provocative clip, R&B singer Teyana Taylor — sweaty and in thong underwear — does a dance routine in an empty gym, heavily borrowed from the 1983 classic film Flashdance. It then switches to Taylor, 25, naked and hooking up with her fiancé, NBA player Iman Shumpert, in a steamy shower scene. At the very end of the clip, she transforms into a cat-faced woman, and the couple are seen holding a baby, surrounded by sheep. Because why not?

Taylor’s body looked amazing in the clip, and people on social media just couldn’t believe that she gave birth to her first child in December. One Twitter user wrote, “Teyana Taylor had a baby and looks better in her draws than I ever have and ever will. I feel blessed to witness her tbh.” Another tweeter added, “Teyana Taylor gave birth less than a year ago. That’s it no more excuses.”

Others were confused about why the rapper didn’t make an appearance in the video. “I forgot it was Kanye video,” one tweeter said. “It’s now Teyana’s song.”

See more reactions to the surreal, NSFW video below.

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