Teyana Taylor Gave 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Its Blackest Episode Ever

Let's take a ride!

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| April 19 2019,

7:20 pm

Teyana Taylor took The Ellen Show for a ride on the Soul Train.

The songstress performed her single “Issues/Hold On” on Thursday, and she went all out for her Soul Train-themed set. Her name was literally in lights as a Don Cornelius look-alike introduced the singer.

Taylor gave us the complete Diana Ross fantasy with a solid gold bell-bottom jumpsuit and a head full of voluminous curls. She also had a group of backup singers in sparkly outfits and matching wigs.

The song’s sultry baseline was a perfect fit for the performance and set the mood as her dancers got down in their '70s garb.


This performance was already Black as hell, but it got even Blacker when the dancers set the stage for the ultimate Black gathering tradition, a Soul Train line. The dancers looked like they were having the time of their lives when they shimmied down the makeshift runway. Ellen DeGeneres even joined in for a booty bop with Taylor.

At the end of the performance, Taylor received a gold plaque for her song “Gonna Love Me” from DeGeneres.

If “Issues/Hold On” and Beyoncé’s cover of “Before I Let Go,” are any indication, 2019’s cookouts will be litty.

Watch the full performance:

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Issues/Hold On
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