Update: Teyana Taylor spoke to Vogue about what it’s like being the star of “Fade” and how the idea came about in a studio. Teyana and Yeezy happened to be in the same studio shortly after her amazing Lil Kim tribute. The two spoke on her family life and career before she was offered the role by a G.O.O.D. Music rep. “Literally when I left the studio and went back to my recording room, [a head representative from G.O.O.D. Music] came up to me and said Kanye wanted me to dance to one of his songs—for “Fade.” I was like, “Oh my god, you’re lying.”
The VII singer also mentioned that though she freestyled majority of the video, the last eight counts were for Beyoncé’s “End of Time” video.”Me and one of my homeboys Matthew Pasterisa actually made that choreography for Beyoncé for when the “End of Time” came out. She loved it but she wound up not being able to use it because she was pregnant, but back then the world didn’t know,” she said.
Kanye West used his four minutes of free time at the 2016 VMAs to premiere his new video for “Fade,” which features a sweaty and gyrating Teyana Taylor. During the monologue the talked about his controversial clip “Famous,” which was up for several awards, and even shouted out his ex Amber Rose, who was in the audience.