Young entertainer Teyana Taylor is continuing to see the spoils of her newfound career resurgence, thanks to troubled rapper Kanye West.
After appearing in the hip-hop star’s visual for the track “Fade” earlier this year, the 25-year-old singer, model, and wife of basketball star Iman Shumpert is currently set to re-enter the Hollywood world with stops along the way on VH1’s The Breaks, the TV series spin-off of the 2016 original movie, as mentioned by the Inquisitr, as well as a follow-up to VII, Taylor’s 2014 album released through West’s GOOD Music imprint.
Before all of that occurs, however, the multi-talented Teyana took a moment before embarking on another star-making performance, this one occurring during Friday’s night’s taping of VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night, to sit down with FOX 5’s Good Day New York for an interview.
During the conversation, talk ultimately turned to the ongoing hot topic of West’s recent hospitalization for, as reported by TMZ and others, an alleged nervous breakdown following the anniversary of the death of his mother, Donda West.
Although Taylor admitted that she wasn’t too privy as to what Kanye was going through lately, she did disclose that she had tried to touch base with him.
“I don’t know too many details about what’s going on,” she said. “I think right now that everyone is [just] giving him his space. I reached out, [though]. I checked in on him.”
Other than well wishes, the performer understandably wasn’t completely succinct on what was stated between her and West.
“Of course everyone is worried [about him],” Taylor continued. “I checked in on him [and] sent him my blessings, sent him my love. That’s really it. [I wanted to] give him his space. [My reaching out was] not really [done] for a response.”
“As long as he knows that we’re all here in his corner, that’s all that really matters.”
Sources close to West and reality diva Kim Kardashian, the Late Registration rapper’s wife, confirmed to E! News that the rapper was released from UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, just one week after he first voluntarily checked himself in to be treated for exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Reports that Kanye was suffering far more serious issues, including bouts of paranoia and violent outbursts, followed suit in the media, but were never fully substantiated by anyone in his or the Kardashian camp.
On Tuesday afternoon, an insider told E! that Kanye was “doing much better” and was looking forward to heading home following his stay. Two weeks ago, on November 20, following a troublesome outburst during the rescheduled Sacramento stop of his tour for The Life of Pablo album, West abruptly cancelled the remaining dates. Two days later, he would be admitted to UCLA for observation.
Although somewhat in the dark on his actual mental health issues, Teyana relayed the importance of standing by someone’s side through tough times.
“Sometimes, the best thing you [can do] is call, email, do the text,” she stated, “just so you know [that] your family is here for you. We’re all here for him.”
Speaking of family, Teyana’s 1-year-old daughter with Shumpert, Junie, is just as important to her — if not more so — than her promising place in the spotlight. When asked if she would want her baby to be home-schooled as she was during her rise to fame in the mid-2000s, Taylor explained that she would much rather see Junie have as much of a normal childhood as humanly possible.
“I would like for her to go to high school, to get that experience,” she said. “With me being home-schooled and being an artist, I never had that.”
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