Teyana Taylor Stars in “The Breaks” as Rapper Imani X


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Teyana Taylor is continuing to heat up in Hollywood. The singer, actress, and mother of one was recently added to the cast of VH1’s new  hip-hop show “The Breaks. The 26-year-old is playing rapper  Imani X, who is newly signed to Foray Management headed by Nikki Jones (Afton Williamson). “The Breaks” focuses on three friends trying to achieve their hip-hop dreams in New York City in the year 1990. The series shows their successes and failures as they try to make their mark in hip-hop culture.

Taylor shared with EBONY.com her on-set experience and some things to expect from “Imani X”, the latest character to hit the New York Hip-Hop scene.

 My experience has been super dope because my character “Imani X” is kind of a lot like me. As far as the tom boy act who loves army fatigue (by the way I’m in love with army fatigue). So that was definitely a plus when it was time to do the fitting, I’m like ‘oh yea this is right up my alley.’

As far as her character [she] is really dope because she is just this rapper that’s kind of like that Queen Latifah, Monie Love feeling and she can really really spit.

It’s no gimmicks and it’s just like hardcore spitting and she’s staying true to herself. She’s not trying to change for anyone. She has her mom that’s making her feel like she has to show body, skin or cleavage to get ahead. [But, she’s] not even on that.

So her character is super dope and I think we got into a really good. I had a lot of songs to learn, a lot of rapping to do. So it’s definitely going to be interesting.

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