Nikki Minaj squinted down and gave us the nasty, just like the sexy Lil Kim posed as she came into the game. For her it was a way to pay homage to an artist who HAD influenced her style. It seems that Ms. Teyana Taylor is following her path by paying homage to R&B/Pop royalty Miss Jackson in this recent outtake.
Rolling Stone Magazine had the opportunity to capture the twenty-four year old, Janet Jackson, topless in 1993. Her then boyfriend, Rene Elizondo, had the honor of holding her famous toppers. The photo received so much attention at the time that Janet used it as the album cover art for “Janet,” marking her transition from an angelic songbird to a sex symbol.
Teyana Taylor adds her Harlem swag to the cover photo twenty years later with the help of actor turned photographer Lance Gross. In the photo, the G.O.O.D. music singer rocks denim cutoff shorts, black lacy thigh high stockings and a black garter as she recreates the iconic cover.
Proud of his new work, Gross tweeted the new image with the caption: “@teyanataylor pays homage to her idol, Janet’s most famous cover. Shot by me…”
Do you think Teyana does the shoot Justice?