Teyana Taylor Was on Tour Through First Trimester of Pregnancy: ‘I Was Always Moving’

09/06/2016 at 03:45 PM ET

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Teyana Taylor is queen of the post-baby body.

The 25-year-old singer and dancer has been the talk of the town since strutting her stuff in Kanye West‘s Flashdance-esque music video for “Fade” — which the rapper premiered at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Her chiseled abs and toned arms and legs have had many wondering just how she got so fit after giving birth just eight months ago. But the star tells PEOPLE that pregnancy never stopped her from being active.

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“Before I announced that I was pregnant, I was on tour with Chris [Brown],” she says, referring to the singer’s One Hell of a Nite tour.

“I had toured until I was about four months. I was half way through my pregnancy and I was still dancing — I think that’s what it was.”

She adds that just three weeks after welcoming her daughter Iman “Junie” TaylaΒ with her husband, Iman Shumpert, she had shot a music video and performed at a concert.

“I was always moving around,” Taylor tells PEOPLE. “There was never really a moment where I was just sitting still.”

And the singer hasn’t slowed down one bit since welcoming her first child — and little Junie comes along for the ride. Taylor says being a mother to the little girl is “amazing.”

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“It’s everything that I could ask for and more,” she says. “[Motherhood] changes you as a woman. You see things differently. A different kind of love. I love that girl so much.”

She adds: “She’s made me such a better woman. She made me a better wife. She made me a better me and I love her for that. She taught me things that I would probably be too stubborn to learn on my own.”

— Char Adams

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mollywoowoo on

Flash in the pan nobody.

heather on

Lots of women do lots of stuff while pregnant. Does this person want some award?

Anonymous on

She is so beautiful and her body is INSANELY AMAZING!

Mollywoowoo: I believe you are actually, most likely, describing yourself. Teyana is a singer and actress. They didn’t choose YOU to be in the video – did they? Oh. No. They didn’t. They chose her, because she IS somebody.

Your jealousy’s showing.

So is yours, guessed.

Chelle on

Flash in the pan? Overnight success? Not. She’s been working consistently since her teens. Only some have recently discovered here. Her baby is adorable.

mer on

Nothing against this particular woman, but yould we please alreade move on from the notion of “post-baby body”? A female’s body has created a new life. Why do we care so much how it has changed and if it got back to its previous form?


that nice

Raidergirl926 on

Dog face!!

Guest on

Wow!!!! She is amazing. She is the first and only woman I have ever heard of that is active during pregnancy! Someone get her a f medal QUICK!!!! And Mer. Because it’s awesome that’s why. People are so used to seeing a woman who has given birth as a fat a. So when someone loses the weight and looks just as good as they did before and they aren’t using the excuse ‘ I just had a baby nine months ago that’s why I’m still fat’ that’s pretty neat!

Steph on

No ones been talking about her but the media. This is the first time I’ve heard of her…so yeah, the media is spewing it. To bad I will never see anything she goes if she kanyes new gal

Anonymous on

Probably more important that the media is talking about her than “some people.” Oh but you have never heard of her so she must suck. Terrible attitudes and bitterness isn’t a good look.

Pris on

First off this woman has been in the business for many years. Secondly what’s wrong with talking about a post baby bod? A baby isn’t an excuse for having a gut! If you are alright with looking 4 months pregnant after giving birth 8 months ago well that’s on you. don’t condemn her or any woman who decides to reclaim their bodies! And work their butts off to look and feel great.