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Teyana Taylor: 4 Things to Know About the Stunning Star of Kanye West's 'Fade' Video

by Alex Ungerman 1:09 PM PDT, August 29, 2016
Playing Teyana Taylor: 4 Things to Know About the Stunning Star of Kanye West's 'Fade' Video

Teyana Taylor gave pretty much everyone at the VMAs body envy with her incredible dance moves.

The 25-year-old artist stars in Kanye West's "Fade" music video -- which the 39-year-old rapper dropped via Tidal after debuting it at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards -- and all anyone could talk about was her haunting routine, and amazing physique (just months after having her first child!).

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So who is Taylor? There's a good chance you're already familiar with West's video star, but just in case, read on for a breakdown of everything you need to know.

1. She's not a new face in the music business.

While the "Fade" video made Taylor arguably the breakout star of the VMAs, the singer has actually been around since 2007, when she signed to Pharell's Star Trak record label. That same year, Taylor was featured on an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16.

Taylor met West through Pharrell's band N.E.R.D. on the "Glow in the Dark" tour in 2008, where the two became friends, and in 2012, Taylor signed with West's G.O.O.D. Music label.

Taylor has put out two albums with G.O.O.D. Music, and was featured on the record label's Cruel Summer album in 2012.

She's also got a new album, which Taylor told Hot New Hip Hop in May could be coming out any time now.

Besides music, Taylor has ventured into the acting world, and you may have seen her in movies, such as Madea's Big Happy Family, and Stomp the Yard: 2 homecoming.

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2. She has an adorable 8-month-old baby with NBA star fiance Iman Shumpert.

My 2 favorite people, Lucky me... πŸ’œ #DaddysGirl #JunieLikeWhoTextingUSdaddy

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The other two appearances in West's video were Taylor's (also gorgeous) Cleveland Cavaliers player husband, and the couple's first child, Iman Jr.

Taylor and Shumpert were engaged in November 2015, when the basketball pro proposed with this dazzling sparkler:

Just over a month later on Instagram, Taylor revealed that little Junie was born, and she's been just about the cutest daughter ever since.

This is how she watches her father's games on tv πŸ˜‚ 😭 πŸ‘ΆπŸΎπŸ’‚πŸΎ

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So adorable!!

3. The secret to her bod is basically a bunch of squats + elliptical training.

So how did Taylor go from being a new mama to doing a "Flashdance"-inspired dance routine in the "Fade" video?

In 2014, the artist opened up to Enstars about her fitness routine, admitting, "I would be lying if I told you that I have hardcore workouts, because I really don't."

"But, I do a lot of squats," Taylor added. "The elliptical is my baby."

#teyanataylor #fade #kanyewest #vmas #mtv #workout #workoutmotivation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitspiration #fitmom

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Whatever she does, it's working, as Taylor took to Twitter on Monday to thank her fans for the outpouring of love and support.

"Good morning and thank you all so much for all the love...πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’— #FADE."

And by the way, there's some famous faces among those fans.

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4. Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, and more stars can't get over Taylor's "Fade" video.

West's wife could not get over how amazing Taylor looked in "Fade," tweeting Monday, "Ok just woke up & watched the Fade video again for my Monday morning gym motivation. Thank you @TEYANATAYLOR."

The 35-year-old reality star also raved, "You guys!!! @TEYANATAYLOR has the best body ever!!! Like no joke and just had a baby!!!!"

Meanwhile, a gracious Taylor returned the love, tweeting several of Kim's recent (NSFW) vacation photos, writing, "Listen @KimKardashian let's not forget the Mexico slayage tho!! & this is with 2 kids, girl."

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Kim's sister Kylie was also floored by the video, taking to Twitter to write, "Kanye video CRAZYYYYYYYY wow #VMAs @TEYANATAYLOR @kanyewest."

"teyana WHAAAAAAAAT plz train me also what are the lambs," Teigen wrote, referencing the lamb-filled ending to the "Fade" video. "You know what forget it I don't care please help me."

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And Bella Hadid also heaped on the praise, tweeting, "MOTHER F*KING @TEYANATAYLOR !!!! BADDEST B**CH ALIVEEEEEEEEE."

(WARNING: NSFW language.)

West's video made a big statement, mainly that this was Taylor's big night!

Watch the video below for more on West's "Fade" video debut.

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