It was an unforgettable night for Teyana Taylor when she came face to face with her idol Lauryn Hill. The “Maybe” singer surprised Lauryn’s daughter Selah Marley, the daughter of Lauryn and Rohan Marley, at her sweet 16 birthday party in New York. Teyana was overcome with emotion as she met the woman who she grew up idolizing.
She received a big hug from Lauryn and later gushed about the experience on Instagram.
That look up when u trying not to let the tears fall This Is One Of Those Speechless Moments.. Moments That Can’t Be Worded.. You Grow Up Looking At Someone You Idolize Through A TV & Before You Know It You Get To Sit Down & Match Wits With Them.. They know Who u Are…They See Them In You… Man…This Woman Made Me Understand That Its Ok To Be Unique Musically, Fight The System If You Have To For What U Believe In. To Have A Rare Type Of Voice Raspy & All LOL That Still Touches Souls & Heal Hearts.. In Her Song “Lost Ones” She Said; “Wisdom Is Better Than Silver & Gold, I was Hopeless Now I’m On Hope Road”.. Thank YOU For Just You. You Are Truly Heaven Sent. #LaurynHill #YepIWasGeeked #YesTheLookUpWhenYouDontWantYheTearToFall #SheWasSoFunny #ShesEverything #SheKeptThankingMeForComing #ShitWhyThankMe?NO #THANKYOU
Teyana has covered Lauryn’s songs and even released her 2012 mixtape The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor inspired by Hill’s 1998 debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Teyana’s boyfriend, New York Knicks player Iman Shumpert, as well as A$AP Ferg were in the house.
“Happy bday lil sis @selahlmarley Thanks @mslaurynhill for the invite to this dope celebration,” said Ferg.