By Amanda Wicks
Teyana Taylor became a household name when she starred in Kanye West’s newest music video “Fade,” and now the singer/actress has premiered her own music video “Champions” today (September 6).
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Taylor became famous for showing off her toned body in West’s visual, and once again she makes use of her instrument in “Champions.” In between glamorous shots where she’s painted in gold, Taylor shows off a more fierce side. She wears gold chains, dons a face mask and holds an assault rifle to contrast her more sensual side with something far more ominous.
The video’s stop motion effect brings a series of photographs to life, so that Taylor looks like she’s dancing even though each shot is only a still.
The song itself has a menacing quality about it thanks to effects that at times warp the melody and Taylor’s voice. “1500/ All these singles/ Throw it up/ Watch it fall and drop/ Round and round we go/ Champions/ We run this city/ Number one/ They falling from the top/ Round and round we go” she sings in the opening measures before launching into a rap.
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