REMEMBER final 12 months when the dancer in Kanye West’s ultra-sensual “Fade” video despatched ripples of “who’s she?” throughout the globe? Nicely, there’s a brand new Teyana Taylor on the town: Mette Towley.
She’s the star of NERD and Rihanna’s “Lemon” video, the one which marks the primary music from Pharrell Williams’s band since 2011 and RiRi’s first actual foray into rap. The brief movie opens on the popstar shaving Towley’s tight corkscrew curls right into a buzz-cut, and follows her gyrating, wiggling and dancing her method by means of an indoor market. In the event you haven’t watched it on repeat, and fast-tracked her onto your 2017 woman crush listing then, fairly frankly, why not?
The 26-year-old mover and shaker is a part of Pharrell Williams’s dance troupe, which he affectionately calls The Baes. “Mette is the scary one to me as a result of she walks round with a psychic drive,” the NERD frontman has beforehand stated of his Bae, who he enlisted in 2014. “As a dancer, I feel numerous the instances individuals assume that every one you do is rely to eight, and perhaps your information is simply contained in your physique and never as a lot as your thoughts,” she has beforehand stated of getting a dance diploma from Minnesota earlier than integrating herself in NERD’s woman gang.
Buzzcuts and boogying apart, Towley additionally premieres NERD’s new Coaching Gear assortment with Adidas in “Lemon”. Sure, you should purchase her hotpants within the 88-piece assortment of printed sportswear designed by Williams with bandmates Chad Hugo and Shay Haley. Simply don’t neglect your shimmy.