Who's the oiled-up woman in Kanye West's new music video?

Teyana Taylor stars in the new music video 'Fade' by Kanye West. Photo / Tidal
Teyana Taylor stars in the new music video 'Fade' by Kanye West. Photo / Tidal

Her name is Teyana Taylor, she is 25 years old and she started from humble beginnings in Harlem, New York City.

She launched her career as an accomplished singer long before being known as the oily hard-bodied woman in Kanye West's Fade music video which debuted at this years MTV Video Music Awards.


Here are five things we know about Teyana Taylor:

She's an R&B singer who has worked with the industry's biggest names.


Teyana Taylor performs onstage during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, July 11, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Teyana Taylor performs onstage during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, July 11, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty


Teyana signed with Pharrell William's Star Trak Entertainment label in 2007 under Universal Music Group.

She now does work under Kanye's GOOD Music label, under Def Jam.

She was on MTV's My Super Sweet 16

Before she was signed to Pharrell's label she had her own hip-hop themed birthday party on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16.


She has a sense of humour


Singer Teyana Taylor and singer Omarion on the set for the video shoot for 'Google Me.' Photo / Getty
Singer Teyana Taylor and singer Omarion on the set for the video shoot for 'Google Me.' Photo / Getty


According to the Los Angeles Times Teyana said in an interview when she was first signed to West's record label; "I am the princess of GOOD Music, the first last lady of GOOD Music, the baby of GOOD Music. I'm kinda the spoiled brat right now. I could get whatever I want."

She is engaged and has a baby




Teyana is engaged to basketball player Iman Shumpert who also appears at the end of Kayne West's Fade music video.

Teyana Taylor and fiance Iman Shumpert in the new music video 'Fade' by Kanye West. Photo / Tidal
Teyana Taylor and fiance Iman Shumpert in the new music video 'Fade' by Kanye West. Photo / Tidal

He popped the question in November 2015.

They also have a daughter together named Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. (aka Junie)

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She is a sneaker designer



Taylor signed on with Reebok earlier this year to design a new 20-year anniversary sneaker.

She teased the release date on Instagram saying "you know why I'm here. Just wait on it. #October."

- NZ Herald

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