Teyana Taylor rocks Janet Jackson’s MTV VMAs look

Teyana Taylor won rave reviews for her homage to Janet Jackson at the MTV VMAs 2017

Teyana Taylor came to slay at the MTV VMAs 2017 (27th August). Paying tribute to Janet Jackson, Teyana wore a copy of the singer’s iconic 1995 Video Music Awards outfit.

Teyana, 26, graced the red carpet at The Forum in Inglewood, California sporting her bold new Janet-inspired look. Just like her idol 22 years ago, Teyana’s hair had been styled into a side-parted chopped bob with a loose side-fringe. Paying homage to Janet’s “pervert” top, Teyana wore a similar white crop top with “underrated” printed on the back and putting her incredibly ripped abs on show. The look was finished off with a pair of black high-waisted, wide-legged trousers.

Fans applauded Teyana’s tribute with one commenting on Twitter: “Teyana Taylor looking sexy as hell with that Janet Jackson look.”

Complimenting Teyana’s enviable figure, another added: “Teyana Taylor is body goals af.”

Sharing a similar sentiment, a third said: “Okay starting tomorrow I’m back in the gym no excuses! I need my abs back. Teyana Taylor motivated tf outta me tonight.”


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However not everyone appreciated Teyana’s homage. The stylist of Janet’s original 1995 look, Wayne Scot Lukas, wrote on Instagram: “When you see your iconic look that you created and designed from concept to execution for #janetjackson in support of her brother #michaeljackson 22 years later copied its a thing that makes you go hmmmmm.

When you see your iconic look that you created and designed from concept to execution for #janetjackson in support of her brother #michaeljackson 22 years later copied its a thing that makes you go hmmmmm. These kids these days didnt even think to dig and find out the background story. The public was calling #michaeljackson a pervert so Rene Janet and I decided to create this shirt last minute… “If you say my dear brother who isnt a pervert IS a pervert then I must be a PERVERT 2 ” This shirt was a scandal.in 1995 and caused all sort of uproar , we didn’t care we decided to support family. #JanetJackson #iconic #celebrityfashionstylist #fashionstylist #waynescotlukas #teachthechildren @Regrann from @kontrolmagtv – #teyanataylor Wins #VMA Award for #BestDanceVideo just as #JanetJackson did in 93, The Singer paid Homage to her Musical Idol as well!! #vmas #mtv #awards #dance #music #blackexcellence – #regrann

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“These kids these days didnt even think to dig and find out the background story. The public was calling #michaeljackson a pervert so Rene Janet and I decided to create this shirt last minute… “If you say my dear brother who isnt a pervert IS a pervert then I must be a PERVERT 2 ” This shirt was a scandal.in 1995 and caused all sort of uproar , we didn’t care we decided to support family.”

It was a particularly momentous night for Teyana who won Best Choreography at the MTV VMAs for her work and starring role in Kanye West’s Fade music video.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight before taking the win, Teyana admitted: “I feel a little nervous though. Anybody would being nominated, a little jitters. Every accomplishment always feels new and being recognised for your hard work is always a new feeling so it’ll always feel new.”

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