Teyana Taylor is Changing the Game with Aunties 360
Written by: Briana Wright @misswrighttv
Photo from Instagram @teyanataylor
If you thought Teyana Taylor was turning down when she announced her retirement from music, you thought wrong. Mrs. Shumpert brought in her dirty 30 and the new year with a major career changer!
As you may recall, Teyana opened up on IG about retiring from music to cater to her mental health, well-being and family. She discussed feeling underappreciated and overlooked as an artist by her longtime label, Def Jam.
This was shortly before her 30th birthday and shortly after the birth of her new baby girl, Rue Rose. It's easy to assume that the Harlem artist had enough on her plate with that alone, but a pause on music clearly didn't mean a pause on her career.
She took to Instagram over the weekend to share a new accomplishment that came with the new year:
"Although I closed certain chapters in 2020 Im blessed with the book of opportunity...bringing in the new year closing on my very own compound with my partner in crime and Co-Founder of The Aunties Inc @coco_gilbert. We, The Aunties are proud to announce, Aunties 360," said Teyana in her IG announcement.
Aunties 360 is a new 5-acre compound for her group of creatives, The Aunties Inc. , consisting of studios for dance, production, equipment, recording, props and 360 greenrooms. Teyana goes on to explain their mission:
"The Aunties is more than just a sisterhood, but we nurture artist like ourselves, artist that visualize the unseen, touch the untouchable, and try what most would consider unthinkable."
The K.T.S.E. singer has always been more than an R&B artist. She's a dancer, choreographer, songwriter, model, actress and director to name a few of her other talents. The mother of 3 recently won a BET Hip-Hop Award for Video Director of the Year and being gifted a movie camera for her birthday from her husband, Iman Shumpert, may have just upped the anti a bit.
We can expect to see Teyana appear in the sequel to the classic film, "Coming 2 America" to be released in March, among plenty other creative endeavors I'm sure. Follow