Teyana Taylor’s father has been surrounded by mystery for a long time. There is a lot of hearsay and rumors spread out about her dad.
Some people say that Teyana Taylor father is one of the Fubu founders, other that she never knew her dad at all, and others – that her dad (namely Tito Smith) spent most of his time in jail. They also say that at present Teyana does not have any relations with her father. But none of this information can be proven or disproved, as there is virtually no information about her dad online, except for phrases dropped by Teyana in some interviews, and what some people say they know.
The rumor that Teyana Taylor father is a wealthy person, and is one of the founders of clothing line Fubu and Heatherette is based on that Teyana was seen wearing clothes seemingly by these clothing lines. Also, some people believe that Teyana Taylor’s parents must be wealthy if they could pay for her television appearance on My Super Sweet 16, season 4.
People that used to work for MTV know that the Sweet 16 show wasn’t paid for by MTV, you actually had to contact MTV and let them know how much you are spending. There was a minimum of around 20,000 dollars. MTV doesn’t have cash like that, the families had to pay. Also, many venues would do these parties for cheap to get on the show.
So, Teyana Taylor’s parents are not necessarily rich, even though she has appeared on MTV’s Sweet 16. Then again, Fubu and Heatherette was supposedly the clothing she wore to her party.
Teyana Taylor’s Father and Step-Dad
There is a lot of confusion about Teyana Taylor parents, especially her biological dad and step-dad.
It seems that her biological father was not a very wealthy person, and was quite troubled. He had multiple children with different women and could not provide for them. This is based on what Teyana said about her dad in 2009:
“I’m an only child on my mom’s side, she was a single parent. I have 2 brothers and a lil sister on my father’s side. My older brother Rich is 19, I’m 18, my younger brother Tito is 17 about to be 18, and my little sister diamond is 11 or 12. You see me and my brothers are tight in age…..you see what I’m getting at? My dad was pretty much out there with the women. I’m cool with all of my dad’s baby mothers though… and my dad just had another baby by another shorty. Sometimes I think, man how you gonna keep having babies when u can’t take care of the ones you got?? Lolol… and he’s only like 35 or 36 years old. ”
Teyana Taylor and Her Mother
What do we know about Teyana’s mom? Who is she? Is her mother rich? Nikki Taylor, Teyana Taylor’s mother is said to be a celebrity stylist, according to many sources. Nikki may have done some acting as well.
Teyana was born in Harlem, New York. She is of mixed descent – Trinidadian and African-American. Teyana is the only child on her mom’s side, and Nikki Taylor was a single parent. Through her mom, Teyana has lots of connection in the entertainment industry.
Teyana reportedly picked up a microphone at age 9 and began performing in front of a crowd. With her mother’s encouragement, Teyana competed in multiple talent competitions, although never won. The singer had influences from Stevie Wonder Lauryn Hill, and Michael Jackson.
In 2007, Teyana Taylor was performing and popping in the Blue Magic, music video for Jay-Z’s single. She was releasing singles and music videos, her track “Google Me” gained widespread attention in 2008. She has been a featured vocalist in Kanye West and Fat Joe tracks. I bet Teyana’s father was (would be?) proud of her.
She has had a working relationship with Pharrell Williams, and some people say that is was him that paid for that party. Teyana came into a deal with Pharrell’s Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records – really famous music recording studio, as well as got signed by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Kanye West’s Good Music label (2010).
From a Planet Called Harlem was released on 2009. She was a member of a band U.G.L.Y., their single “Wasted” was released in 2010. Also in 2010, Taylor appear in Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.
In early 2014, Taylor announced her debut studio album VII would be released in November 2014. Teyana Taylor mother is currently her manager, together with Derek Folk.
On December 2015, Taylor gave birth to daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert, Jr. Her fiancée Iman Shumpert delivered the baby at the couple’s home.
Teyana Taylor stars in the 2016 Kanye West video “Fade” from “The Life of Pablo”, his 7th album.
So, is one of Fubu founders Teyana Taylor’s father? Or step dad? Was he murdered in 2003 and left her mom a portion of his fortune? Did he go to jail? Who is Teyana Taylor’s dad? Do you know anything else about Teyana Taylor parents? Please share!