AceShowbiz - Teyana Taylor only wanted to celebrate her new album "The Album" by holding a big, star-studded album listening party. So, when an Internet troll tried to ruin her happy moment by lecturing her about Coronavirus protocols, the singer was not having any of it.
Explaining that she had made sure that she gave the best protection for the party-goers, Teyana wrote in an Instagram comment, "The Album PART 1 VIBES: I want to thank all my family and close friends for coming out to my private album release listening. It was so much love and positive energy, I am forever so appreciative."
Later she addressed the criticism, saying, "FYI for all the internet covid experts, we had REAL Covid Police & medics that made sure we were all safe and able to have a good time all while following covid regulations. Custom '#TheAlbum' Masks and hazmat suits were also provided! thanks for the concerns but mama is just fine."
Among the famous attendees at the listening party were Cardi B, Offset, Quavo, Karrueche Tran, Winnie Harlow and "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris. Cardi also brought her daughter Kulture at the event, which marked her first time gracing red carpet.
Teyana's "The Album" was released on Friday, June 19 in honor of Juneteeth. The singer got fans crying with an emotional paramedic call audio featuring her husband Iman Shumpert when she was in labor for their first child back in December 2015.
She put the audio in the album's very first track which was appropriately titled "Intro". In the said audio, Iman can be heard frantically making aphone call to a paramedic as Teyana welcomed their baby girl, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., inside their home in 2015. "She's having a baby!" so Iman exclaims on the phone. "I have my daughter in my hands."
It successfully made fans who listened to it cry as one wrote on Twitter, "Teyana Taylor's Intro. Omg I'm crying. Iman!!!! I would have 25 of his kids if he wanted me to if I was her. So sweet." Another person echoed the sentiment and said, "The intro to Teyana Taylor album got me crying. He crying. She crying omg."