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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

The 'K.T.S.E.' singer shows adoration for ballroom culture.

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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READ MORE: Phaedra Parks To Join 'Braxton Family Values' Cast

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6 Things To Know About Jora Frantzis, The Director Behind Cardi B's "Money" Video

Cardi B's"Money" video has everyone talking thanks to the blending of avant-garde fashion and the rapper's playful personality. But as the woman appeared in front of another camera, another was behind it–Jora Frantzis.

The photographer, art director and all-around creative put her magic touch on the cinematic-like visuals and included elements of Cardi's life like the young mom breastfeeding and strutting on the pole. Her fashion odes to Lil Kim and au naturel looks were also crafted by the photographer.

While we don't know much about Frantzis, her past work says it all. There's a love for pastels and bold makeup, as well as futuristic settings.

Here are a few more tidbits about Frantzis.

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1. She Shot and Provided Art Direction For Cardi's Invasion of Privacy Album Cover

 

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So grateful to have had the opportunity to shoot the cover for @iamcardib debut album! Been a fan of cardi for a long time and still in shock!!!!! Thank you @sthuby @iam_kingpee @atlanticrecords Thank you to the whole team who made it all come together! Art direction + photography | @jorafrantzis Hair| @tokyostylez Mua| @erika_lapearl_mua Styling | @kollincarter Art department | @covetedsociety @chakakonn @alecfaught Lighting | @stefanvleming @matty_wong Video | @kylemorganfilms Producers | @goodboyshady @yaro___ #cardib #invasionofprivacy

A post shared by Jora Frantzis (@jorafrantzis) on Mar 26, 2018 at 6:01pm PDT

A whole slay.

2. Frantzis Also Shot The Visuals and Single Art For "Be Careful"

 

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You even got me trippin, you got me looking in the mirror different, thinking I’m flawed because you inconsistent #becareful Loving this record - so relatable💔💔💔 Art direction + photography | @jorafrantzis Hair| @tokyostylez Mua| @erika_lapearl_mua Styling | @kollincarter Art department | @covetedsociety @chakakonn @alecfaught Lighting | @stefanvleming @matty_wong Video | @kylemorganfilms Producers | @goodboyshady @yaro___ #cardib #invasionofprivacy

A post shared by Jora Frantzis (@jorafrantzis) on Mar 29, 2018 at 10:06pm PDT

The video was the third to show Cardi's versatility and the first directed by Frantzis.Other videos like the viral "Bodak Yellow" and "Bartier Cardi" proved Cardi was on her way. Her previous work sans Frantzis included gritty visuals for "Foreva," "Lick" (feat. Offset) and "Red Barz."

3. Cardi's Maternity Shoot Was Also Directed By Frantzis

 

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Congratulations @iamcardib and @offsetyrn ! Thank you for working so hard throughout your pregnancy to shift the status quo for women and prove that family and career are not mutually exclusive. 3 days before giving birth you were on set cracking everyone up with your magical personality. On the breaks you were recording and promoting your new record. The definition of a BOSS and an incredible role model to young women out there. Kulture got a kickass mom ❤️ Thanks to the gang - love working with y’all the dopest funnest most talented team there is! @iam_kingpee @covetedsociety @tokyostylez @kollincarter @erika_lapearl_mua @chakakonn #iamcardib #kulture

A post shared by Jora Frantzis (@jorafrantzis) on Jul 11, 2018 at 10:23am PDT

 

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👑👑👑 @iamcardib Hair | @tokyostylez MUA| @erika_lapearl_mua Styling | @kollincarter Set Design | @covetedsociety + @chakakonn

A post shared by Jora Frantzis (@jorafrantzis) on Aug 1, 2018 at 4:19pm PDT

Cardi delivered several looks including basking in a garden full of flowers and a studio with pink silk trimmings.

4. Her First Cover Shoot Was Cardi's People En Espanol Looks

 

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Thank you so much @peopleenespanol! I love it!

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Her second was her glitzy Entertainment Weekly cover.

5. Frantzis' Many Hidden Messages In "Money" Are Quite Clever 

The "Money" video also includes homages to Cardi's most memorable looks like a flowery number seen in the "I Like It" video and her Invasion of Privacy cover.

6. Frantzis Has Also Worked With Celebs Like Sanaa Lathan 

 

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There's enough glam to go around. The Atlanta Black Star noted in November, the Nappily Ever After actress shared the gorgeous photo as a nod to her 20 years in the industry.

READ MORE: Most Iconic Looks From Cardi B's "Money" Video 

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