Cavs’ Iman Shumpert Drops Video Dedicated To Teyana Taylor

Iman Shumpert has been flexing dual roles as NBA guard and rapper for years now. His relationship with singer/actress Teyana Taylor seems to have upped his creative juices, as Shump dropped a new track and video dedicated to her.


The song features Shumpert’s pregnant fiancée and is the first single from Iman’s upcoming solo project.

“The song is about keeping my promise to people that I love and all the stuff I ever said I was gonna do,” said Shumpert.

“I wanna marry your smile/I wanna spoil your style/I wanna sleep with your dreams/and then father the child.”

“The crazy thing about it is when I was writing it, I was speaking figuratively,” the Cleveland Cavs guard said. “I wrote this song about a year-and-a-half ago. Teyana didn’t add her part until right before the playoffs last year. With everything that was going on it just started to line up in my mind, I kind of envisioned what was happening and timed it up accordingly.”

Taylor added soft, intimate and well-placed vocals of her own to bring the collaboration full circle.

Director Sasha Samsanova captures slick black-and-white shots, along with cold silhouettes against a blood red background, all of which synchronize accordingly with the song itself. As the beat breaks down, the shots get more emotive and find Taylor, in particular, in a most honest and vulnerable state.

“The emotion I wanted to capture, that breakdown part of the video, was telling the story of [Teyana] feeling something new, something real that no one could take away,” said Shumpert. “I think [Sasha] did a great job of trying to capture that story.”