Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert teased their new reality TV show with an Instagram promo that’s equal parts sexy and cute. The quick clip jumps between shots of Teyana and Shumpert dancing, cuddling and licking (don’t ask). But elsewhere in the promo, they’re seen snuggling with their daughter, marching through the set with her on their shoulders and just generally being adorable.
The promo seems to deliver on the promises that the couple made in their announcement video. In the video, which featured Teyana and Iman trying to get through the promo as their inquisitive daughter Junie ran around the set, the pair explained that they wanted to show a real representation of black love.
A New Kind of Show
“When I look at reality shows it don’t look like reality to me,” Shumpert explained. “It’s so important to be a positive representation of black love that my a** actually got on TV to do it.”
Teyana picked up the thread here because Shumpert had to keep Junie from putting something in her mouth.
“Not even just Black love, all love. It’s to inspire love, period,” she said, shouting to be heard over Shumpert’s directions to Junie. “There’s nothing more special than showing young people that you can be in love —”
She wheeled on Shumpert after he groaned loudly.
“That was only on the floor for two seconds. Come on, let me get my answer out,” she said.
That same sort of spirit carries over here and bodes well for people who wanted to see a more positive spin on reality TV families, which tend to focus on the dysfunctional and the upset.
Even VH1’s program description seems to indicate that it will focus more on the struggle to balance work and life for two successful adults, instead of a more drink-throwing, hair-pulling sort-of spectacle. It reads:
“Teyana & Iman follows newlyweds Taylor and Shumpert at New York Fashion Week, where Taylor was a fixture on the runway, walking the 2017 MTV VMAs red carpet, raising their baby daughter Junie and spending time as a family.”
See the Promo
Maybe we can hope for the same energy that Taylor brought to a recent conversation with Janet Jackson. Taylor was distraught over missing out on a Janet Jackson concert she had been looking forward to. Fans sent up the bat-signal and eventually Jackson FaceTimed Taylor, who nearly died on the spot.
“B*TCHHHHHH IM MOTHA F**KIN HOLLERINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGG JANET JUST FACETIME’D ME OMG OMG OMFG,” she wrote on Twitter after the conversation. “OMG I WAS GAGGING!!!! B***h I dropped the phone she’s so stunning!!!!!!”
We probably shouldn’t expect much in the way of blowouts from these two. They always appear to have each other’s back. Just check out Shumpert’s praise for Teyana after she brought the house down during a walk at New York Fashion Week.
“Backstage. Everyone deserves closure. Phillip picked the right one to close his. Ouch. #nyfw #philipplein #almondyaf,” he wrote under a picture of his wife.
Check out the video up top and be prepared to go “aww” at Junie and “ooh” at Shumpert’s abs. What do you think? Will you be watching when this drops? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.