Teyana Taylor looks forward to the future following her farewell tour: “The best [is] yet to come!”

Teyana Taylor kicked off her farewell concert tour Sunday night in San Francisco, and as she approaches her retirement from the stage, the MTV VMA winner is feeling very optimistic about her future.

“I’m feeling phenomenal!” Teyana told Essence. “If life were looked at as a book, you wouldn’t be afraid of turning the pages. You’d flick through effortlessly entering new chapter after chapter, curiously looking forward to seeing what’s next. That’s exactly how I feel. In so many instances, the best [is] yet to come!”

After releasing three solo albums on Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, Teyana has decided to step away from music. However, she will remain very busy in her role as Creative Director of the fashion company PrettyLittleThing. Taylor will also continue her acting career, including a role in the holiday film Miracles Across 125th Street, directed and starring Nick Cannon, which premieres December 20 on VH1.

Teyana’s 12-city tour runs through November 30 in Philadelphia. She was originally scheduled to perform Friday in Houston; however, the show was canceled following the Astroworld festival tragedy last weekend. The Coming 2 America star had that fatal event in mind during her tour’s second show, held Monday in Los Angeles. As seen in a viral video, when the 30-year-old entertainer saw a fan in distress, she immediately stopped the show. Then she made sure the fan was safe, sitting on the edge of the stage.

Meanwhile, as a mother of two daughters, Iman Jr., 5, and Rue, 13 months, the versatile performer says she enjoys the challenge of juggling many roles.

“It’s all about drive and understanding your why,” Taylor says. “My why is my family. They’re my number one priority. I also believe if you put God first, everything else will fall into place.”





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