31 August, 2016 - NME.com
Teyana Taylor, star of Kanye West's new 'Fade' video, has suggested that she will appear in another video still to come from the rapper.
The NSFW 'Fade' video, which West premiered at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night (August 29), shows up-and-coming G.O.O.D Music artist Taylor performing a Flashdance-style aerobic routine before morphing into a lioness.
Taylor has since been posting a series of photos to Instagram that see her covered in gold paint and holding machine guns.
The captions feature the word 'Champions', which is a recent single from West and set to appear on G.O.O.D Music's forthcoming compilation 'Cruel Winter'.
See Taylor's posts beneath.
Dipped in gold, the trophies home dis b!tch ah championnnnnn. #StayTuned #Champions A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Aug 27, 2016 at 9:58am PDT
Shoot for the stars.. #Champions @sashasamsonova A photo posted by Jimmy Neutch (@teyanataylor) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDT
Speaking to Vogue, Taylor revealed how West offered her the part when they were recording in the same studio.
Taylor went on to reveal how the routine was originally created for Beyoncé's 2011 single 'End of Time'. "[Beyoncé] loved it but she wound up not being able to use it because she was pregnant, but back then the world didn’t know. All this time that choreography was just sitting there," Taylor said.
On the bizarre "catface" moment that concludes the clip, Taylor said: "[Kanye] was just like, 'I’m going to put you in this cat face. It’s going to be chic'. I thought, 'This crazy mother-effer. He’s got 15 sheep in this gym right now, with poop all over the place.'"
Taylor is joined at the end of the video by a baby and her husband, professional basketball star Iman Shumpert. Referring to the video's shower scene with her husband, Taylor added: "To have that moment with him, only made that moment so much sexier, so much more genuine, so much more pure". She also called her daughter Junie "the coolest baby on Earth".
Watch the clip in full below.