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.
Watching Teyana Taylor slay the VMAs and simultaneously hoping my man isn't watching it this year. pic.twitter.com/2ZEELIUsKL
— Skye Townsend (@SkyeTownsend) August 29, 2016
— TAMAR BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) August 29, 2016
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.
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 29, 2016
I mean…prove to me anyone remembers anything about Kanye's song besides Teyana.
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 29, 2016
Will never recover from having to watch the world premiere of Teyana Taylor's body with my mother. #VMAs
— Samhita (@TheSamhita) August 29, 2016
Can't slander Iman Shumpert's rhymes no more. He got a ring this year and Teyana Taylor. He won at life…..
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) August 29, 2016
Can we find an award to give Teyana?
— Holden Caulfield (@thisisrory) August 29, 2016
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