On August 16, 2009, Taylor released her debut mixtape, From a Planet Called Harlem. She also appeared on the debut episode of House of Glam on Oxygen, which aired in October 2010. She purposefully hummed along with the tracks he played for her, to get his attention.
The tape was also released for free download, billed as "the mixtape before her debut album". Y., along with her band-mates such as Mijo, Braxton and Ethan. In 2010, just hours before Kanye West's fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, had to be turned in, West called Taylor to the studio to look at some of her fashion pieces. He eventually asked her to put her vocals on a few tracks, notably "Dark Fantasy" and "Hell of a Life".
Teyana Taylor has revealed that she married her longtime love, basketball player Iman Shumpert, in their bathroom!
Growing up, Taylor had strong influences from Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson.
In February 2007, Taylor first came into the public's awareness through her episode on MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen, which is a show depicting over-the-top sixteenth birthday parties from these rich teenagers.
In 2007, Taylor appeared in the music video for Jay-Z's single, "Blue Magic", where she can be seen dancing and popping.
The song was released as the lead single for her debut full-length project, which is her debut mixtape, titled From a Planet Called Harlem.
Brandon Jennings would like to make one thing clear about his personal life-he was NOT taken by any woman.
The NBA baller has taken to social media, addressing the rumor that plagued him and his ex girlfriend Teyana Taylor. Allegedly, while he was dating Taylor, Lashontae Heckard began dating him as well and ‘stole’ him from Taylor.
She was signed to Pharrell's Star Trak Entertainment at age 15. Her first single, "Google Me," is still a viral hit. After Teyana went into labor earlier than expected, Junie was born in the couple's bathroom, and "she entered this world into [Iman's] bare hands." With the guidance of an emergency operator, Iman used a pair of red headphones to tie the umbilical cord.
Now, Junie is 8 months old and already has a cameo at the end of "Fade!
In 2010, Taylor, alongside fellow American rapper Bow Wow, were offered their roles for Tyler Perry's play-turned-film Madea's Big Happy Family, the fifth installment in Perry's series, which was released on April 22, 2011.