Teyana Taylor Joins “The Breaks,” “Hip Hop Squares”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Teyana’s “newfound recognition” after Kanye’s Fade video — highlighting her INSANE body and expert dance moves — has parlayed her into two steady Viacom checks.
[In The Breaks]Taylor will recur as a rapper discovered by Nikki (Afton Williamson), who is one of the first artists signed to the label that Barry Fouray (Wood Harris) is launching. The actress-singer joins a cast that also includes Mack Wilds (90210), Antoine Harris (Ballers), David Call (The Magicians), Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Sinqua Walls (Power) and Ali Ahn (Billions).
In addition, Taylor also will appear on the network’s upcoming Hip Hop Squares. Based on the long-running game show Hollywood Squares, the update hails from Ice Cube and features celebrity contestants testing their wits and pop-culture knowledge with the superstar squares, featuring the famous faces from hip-hop, comedy and entertainment.
The two gigs bring Taylor back to VH1, where she caught the eye of network executives in July thanks to her Lil Kim tribute at the Viacom-owned cable network’s Hip Hop Honors. However, it was her starring role (and dance moves!) in West’s seemingly Flashdance-inspired music video “Fade” that has pushed her further into the spotlight. The rapper unveiled the video at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, and it is currently available on Tidal.
Nice! Good that Kanye put her in position…especially since G.O.O.D. Music didn’t do much promo or push for her solo album…