COVID-19 is still here folks, but if you saw the photos and videos from Teyana Taylor’s album listening party, you would think the pandemic has come to an end.
Teyana Taylor’s latest project The Album has arrived, and Kanye isn’t here to tinker with it. Before it dropped at the stroke of midnight on Friday (Jun.19), Taylor became the first artist to hold a listening session during a global pandemic. To be expected, Twitter had some serious thoughts and concerns about Taylor’s decision.
On Wednesday ( Jun.17), the star-studded affair went down at a house Beverly Hills. TMZ obtained a photo of the invite from the event that was hosted by Karrueche Tran and Terrence J. High profile guests like Cardi B, Offset, Quavo, Takeoff, Odell Beckham Jr., Lena Waithe, Trey Songz, and more were provided hazmat suits and masks upon entry. While safety was stressed, videos of the event displayed otherwise as social distancing was not taking place, and the face coverings given out were not being worn on faces.
Fans were also profoundly concerned being that TT is pregnant with her second child that she just recently announced in a touching video featuring her husband Iman Shumpert and daughter Junie who was also present at the party.
It’s understandable that Taylor really wanted to celebrate the release of the project, many fans are not too happy to see her and a bunch of other Black celebrities risked it all for the party.
We sincerely hope everyone got tested immediately following the listening party. You can peep the rest of the reactions to the pandemic-listening party in the gallery below.
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Teyana Taylor pregnant and had a listening party? are y'all.....well?— FB.GG/Jumpmanswag23Gaming (@i_Rock_23s) June 19, 2020
Still don’t get how @TEYANATAYLOR had a whole listening party while pregnant, with her child there, with hella people without masks on, and no social distancing during a WHOLE PANDEMIC that’s disproportionately affecting the black community too. Rona ain’t over 🥺— Wakanda Forever (@lildivine_) June 19, 2020
Why the fuck was pregnant Teyana Taylor having a listening party? pic.twitter.com/ZlG8xOhSW1— Gaëlle (@velvetcaviiar) June 19, 2020
Teyana Taylor having a listening party during a pandemic while pregnant pic.twitter.com/TOXmPAc0Wm— Kristi Yamahoochie (@PettyPesci) June 18, 2020
I'm not sure what made Teyana Taylor think that having a listening party with that many in close proximity to each other was a smart idea. I swear these people are idiots.— Prayers Down (@flowerrebelrose) June 18, 2020
Who thought this was a good idea while rona still out here? pic.twitter.com/WCoXlCn3Uu— B E A N Z| Credit Your Photographer Please! (@PhotosByBeanz) June 18, 2020
No masks...— Mary Wilson (@TheeMaryWilson) June 18, 2020
No social distancing...
A pregnant Teyana Taylor...
What could go wrong?pic.twitter.com/13GOKsOt4R
Teyana Taylor is pregnant, in LA that’s still on a lockdown... and just threw a packed listening party. 🤦🏾♀️— alexis robinson (@_alexismarie24) June 18, 2020
Y’ALL corona is not over.
Teyana Taylor really had a listening party while pregnant. With ALL THOSE PEOPLE CLOSE TOGETHER. During a PANDEMIC. Y’all jut don’t care huh?— Saf (@Saaafxo) June 18, 2020