Don’t Bother Me, I’m Working: Teyana Taylor Scores Two New Major Gigs on VH1 [Details]

Posted August 31, 2016


Teyana Taylor is having the best week ever after her appearance in Kanye West‘s “Fade” music video. Now the R&B siren is landing gigs left and right, and its long overdue. VH1 announced on Wednesday (Aug 31) that she has landed a recurring role on their hip hop drama series ‘The Breaks’ as well as ‘Hip Hop Squares,’ which will also air on the network. According to Billboard:

Taylor will recur as a rapper discovered by Nikki (Afton Williamson) who is one of the first artists signed to the label that Barry Fouray (Wood Harris) is launching. She joins a cast that also includes Mack Wilds (90210), Antoine Harris (Ballers), David Call (The Magicians), Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Sinqua Walls (Power) and Ali Ahn (Billions).

Charnas, Seith Mann, John J. Strauss, Bill Flanagan and Darren Goldberg exec produce the series, along with Maggie Malina, Chris McCarthy and Amy Doyle for VH1. The series is set to bow in 2017.

In addition, Taylor will also appear on the network’s upcoming Hip Hop Squares. Based on the long-running game show Hollywood Squares, the update hails from Ice Cube and features celebrity contestants testing their wits and pop culture knowledge with the superstar squares, featuring the famous faces from hip-hop, comedy and entertainment.

The two gigs bring Taylor back to VH1, where she caught the eye of network executives in July thanks to her Lil Kim tribute at the Viacom-owned cable network’s Hip Hop Honors. However, it was her starring role (and dance moves!) in West’s seemingly Flashdance-inspired music video, “Fade,” that has pushed her further into the spotlight.

Go Teyana! Well deserved and overdue.

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