You name it, women are going bananas setting goals because Teyana Taylor’s body is for the gawds and has us so anxious in the latest Paper Magazine spread.
Kim Kardashian West tried to #BreakTheInternet when she posed naked for the Magazine back in Nov. 2014 when she bared her full, champagne glass-balancing derriere. She was compared to Hottentot Venus, aka Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, a Black woman who lived between 1790 and 1815. She was objectified as freak show attraction in 19th Century Europe because of her large, “shelf-like” posterior.
Umm, Taylor is bound to break that record and receive less flak. The 25-year-old singer and model is rocking fire red hair, an oil slick toffee-colored body and a pair of clear thigh high boots, Yeezy Season 4. Kanye West’s Yeezy collection is available at SSENSE.
Taylor’s spread is a lot more empowering than Kardashian West’s was back then.
Taylor first made us raise up on our tippy toes in 2016 when she appeared in Kanye Wes’t “Fade” video which first aired during August’s MTV VMAs.
Teyana’s daughter, Junie, also stars in the Paper Magazine shoot wearing a red rubber turban to match her mom’s bright red hair.
In her interview for this amazing and adorable spread, Taylor tells Paper Magazine, “I never had the time to fail, to fall and get back up and try again. People would get up on me, like, ‘You’ve been doing it for seven years now, you might as well give up.’
“All you can do is keep shining. You can’t say something and think my legs are going to stop, my voice is going to stop, my hunger is going to stop. I’ll be hurt for five minutes, but I’m going to keep going hard.”
She also says, “You can be superwoman. You can have it all, that balance in your relationship, your family and your career. It’s the opposite of the cliché that says kids will slow you or your career down.”
Now in this writer’s Rihanna voice, It’s time to “Work, work, work!”