Taylor’s Controversial Music Video
Teyana Taylor expresses herself in her music intricately, especially her music videos. Teyana Taylor’s music video for her single “Still” was uploaded on YouTube on September 2. Her new music visual for the song “Still” has sparked major controversy due to the social injustices happening in America that were displayed along in her video. On a daily basis, many harmless civilians lose their lives behind police using excessive force which leads to fatality.
Taylor’s music video is based around every senseless police injustice from as early as the 1990s (Rodney King) up to the present day. The visuals of people she made memory too were; Trayvon Martin, Huey Newton, Breonna Taylor, Emmett Till, Eric Garner, and George Floyd along with others. Teyana Taylor made the attempt to publicize, in a very detailed video, the gruesome world we live in. Throughout the music video, Taylor wears different attire to match the outfits worn by those African American lives that were taken in the hands of police brutality. She also displays the Black Panther party marching with flags as they are walking down the street along with present-day peaceful protests that occur across America.
Fans Reaction To “Still”
Over 100,000+ people have streamed Teyana’s music video. Many fans are happy with the expression she is displaying about the justice barrier not received by the African American community when it comes to African American lives not being taken through the inspection of police. Many fans are voicing their opinions on social sites such as Twitter. Many of the posts are in the positive realm, while other fans are having a tough time with the visuals and phone screenings that are being displayed in Teyana’s video.
@TEYANATAYLOR so what y’all not finna do is demonize a black woman with a platform bringing attention to black issues using art. Controversial? Yes. Satirical forms of art aren’t meant to make you feel comfortable. Feel uncomfortable? Good. Stop talking, start listening. #BLM pic.twitter.com/J72pl6nJI4
— MiMi (@ImperialDeity) September 3, 2020
Teyana’s Response To “Still”
On September 3, Teyana Taylor took her issues with social injustice to Instagram. Taylor proceeds saying ” We are STILL emotional. We STILL keep fighting for love, justice.” Although this has been a project she has been working on for months the social injustice continues.
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We are STILL emotional. We STILL keep fighting for love, justice. Yet we STILL keep losing our beautiful black lives. Where’s our healing? #STILL official video out now! (Link is in bio) I shot this video a few months ago & its crazy how to this day our cry for love is STILL so relevant today and plans to be for a very long time smh! WE DEMAND CHANGE!!! There wasn’t one day that went by in the editing room that I didn’t shed a tear. Smh This project means so much to me and I’m honored to finally be able to share with you. Thank you to everyone Involved. Director @aspiketeyjoint Executive Producers @theauntiesinc Producer @kpadrenol @meanwhilelax Story Producers @teyanataylor @coco_gilbert MURAL ARTIST: @herbertgalarza CREW: DP @afilmdirector AC @neildearman 2AC @brunavalor STEADI @janicemin AD @adrian.pnut 2nd AD @imthefilmmaker PC @wownetalia Grip @atlantagriptruck @jdubsproduction @samwikina @kolinmurray Gaffer @seancokes Audio Jason Wasden ART DEPARTMENT: @hannahcarlene @mkbuildsatl @jt.photovideo Kayla Jordan Akeria Lumsden EDIT/COLOR: @chrismonsanto @teyanataylor @coco_gilbert @kvnhrtlss GLAM SQUAD: Key Stylist @teyanataylor Wardrobe Assistant @lb_1985 MUA @japanesefaces Key Hair @teyanataylor @hairbykimayacamille Hair Assistant @hairbykimayacamille BTS: @kvnhrtlss @luisvelalp @programlabs PA NATION: Kayla Reese Anika Cameron Joshua Doughty @therealjayscott LOCATION: @studiospaceatlanta MEDIC: Walter Stower CATERING: @chefmelh SPECIAL THANKS: @valiantpictures