Last night at the 2016 MTV VMAs, Kanye West spent four minutes delivering one of his signature improvised overtures.
We all love a good meandering Kanye speech, but the real draw was the premiere of his music video for "Fade," starring chart-topping recording artist Teyana Taylor and featuring her partner, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert.
Between Teyana's oiled-up panty dance and the video's twist ending, we all needed a moment to unpack what we'd just witnessed.
Can we please discuss Teyana Taylor in Kanye's Fade video — السلام عليكم (@Miss_Rwodzi) August 29, 2016
Some fans couldn't wrap their damn minds around it.
Kanye's Fade music video just confused the fuck outta me. — Smalls (@slcest96) August 29, 2016
A chosen few took one look at Teyana and resigned to a lifetime in the gym.
Fade is the new Kanye's workout plan — Cassandra Hill (@Chill_SPT) August 29, 2016
Teyana Taylor in Kanye's video for 'Fade' is every bit of #MotivationMonday to hit the gym — Winnie Marley (@WinnieMarley) August 29, 2016
For the most part, everyone lost it over Yeezy's genius.
kanye's fade video with teyana is fucking art — kara (@karaab94) August 29, 2016
Kanye video Fade is pure genius!! — Mr. Saint Patrick (@ShaQFoster13) August 29, 2016
Last night I was hoping Kanye would drop the video for Waves but when it was Fade, I said but then Teyana slayed my life & I died — MANI MACABRE (@M4N1_S4HI) August 29, 2016
Fade song & video is one for the culture now Ty Dolla & Post Malone killed it...Kanye is genius & Teyana body is flawless — 9/9 (@__ARS1) August 29, 2016
Once everyone paused for a snack break and the hype died down to a dull roar, select fans took a moment to acknowledge Teyana's early days on MTV's "My Super Sweet 16."
When you realize the girl in #Kanye's video #Fade is the girl that was on sweet16 #VMAs pic.twitter.com/0RJymOEmqN — Katie Wilhite (@Kwilhite502) August 29, 2016
Imagine going from this to then staring in Kanye's video with a phenomenal fucking body. pic.twitter.com/KmdgwKtQnZ — Tim Fitzgerald (@tim__fitzgerald) August 29, 2016
What. A. Life.