By now, you’ve probably seen Kanye West’s video for “Fade”, Ft. his G.O.O.D Music signee, Teyana Taylor. If you haven’t caught it, go to ‘Tidal’. Kanye premiered his video during the 2016 MTV Music Video awards Sunday night.
I’m convinced every other viewer wanted to throw their refrigerator away and hit the gym, after watching Teyana, a new mother, execute dance moves so seductively, they would make the Late Great Prince blush.
Teyana gave us “Pleasure Principal” by Janet Jackson with a little ‘Flashdance’ sprinkled in, mixed with CRAZY sex appeal!
Since the video dropped, I’ve heard and read many comments on social media from admirers insinuating the need to get that body right together like Teyana’s. While I know there’s clearly nothing wrong with admiring Teyana’s amazing body, I’m beginning to wonder if there was any chance these admirers appreciated their own bodies the night before.
If so, what’s changed?
We should be mindful of the options and preferences that we all have, and how each one of us possesses something someone finds attractive. Yet, we feel bad about our bodies when we obsess over someone else’s. Your self-esteem goes from 100 to 20 in a record-breaking 4 minutes!
There’s someone out there who doesn’t mind or even LOVE your jiggly booty, your pudgy belly, your thick thighs, and your out-of-control tittays. Let’s not forget your amazing smile, big bright eyes, and a mind embedded with impressive intellect.
Unless you feel it’s necessary to work out and “get like Teyana”, just appreciate the body you have, because it’s yours, and you are, in the words of Jazmine Sullivan, a “Mona Lisa”; a masterpiece.
If you want to work out, that’s fine! There’s never anything wrong with practicing a healthier lifestyle. Just don’t do it out of self-pity, or you’ll become discouraged before you attempt your second week of crunches and flat tummy tea!
Everyone was created uniquely in the eyes of God.
Everyone also has the freedom to appreciate what’s perfect in THEIR eyes. That perfection could be you…right now…exactly the way you are.