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Who is Taylour Paige? Kendrick Lamar duet goes wild on We Cry Together

Filiz Mustafa May 13, 2022
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Kendrick Lamar and actress Taylour Paige have delivered a wild performance on the new track We Cry Together, sparking the interest of fans to know whether Taylour is a rapper.

Kendrick unveiled all songs from his new album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers on Friday, 13 May. The album has been released on all major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

One of the songs that has sent fans into a frenzy is We Cry Together. Here’s more about Taylour Paige, including her age and career.

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Kendrick Lamar drops new album

On Friday, 13 May, Kendrick Lamar dropped his fifth solo album, which features 18 songs and a number of guest appearances. The new project comes after his 2017 album Damn.

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers doesn’t include the rapper’s new track The Heart Part 5, which was released last week.

The 34-year-old artist unveiled the album art on Wednesday which features his long-time partner Whitney Alford and two children.

The album includes the likes of several artists such as Kodak Black, Sampha, Baby Keem, Summer Walker, among others. But the talk on social media is actress Taylour Paige who delivers an emotional performance on We Cry Together.

Who is Taylour Paige?

Taylour Paige is a dancer-turned-actress. She was born in Santa Monica, California, on 5 October 1990.

As per E! News, she developed an interest in dancing at the age of two and went on to train at Westside Ballet Academy and the Kirov Academy Of Ballet.

Taylour later trained under celebrity choreographer Debbie Allen and performed as a dancer in Allen’s piece Pearl and other Allen pieces between 2001 and 2009. She was a featured dancer in High School Musical 3: Senior Year and the 2014 music video of She Came To Give It To You by Usher and Nicki Minaj.

On the small screen, the star gained popularity in VH1 sports drama Hit The Floor before her appearances in the films Jean Of The Joneses (2016), White Boy Rick (2018) and Zola (2020).

Taylour won Best Female Lead at the 2022 Spirit Awards for her role in Zola.

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Fans react to their duet

It’s safe to say We Cry Together has sent fans and fellow celebrities into a frenzy thanks to the deeply emotional performance by Taylor and Kendrick.

“Man this We Cry Together song on this new @kendricklamar album got me feeling like a nosey neighbour,” tweeted Tony Baker.

King Jae commented: “Kendrick Lamar track We Cry Together on Mr Morale & The Big Steppers is a mad prime example of toxic relationships. He is a creative genius. The song is mad wild, though.”

Here are some more reactions on Twitter:

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Filiz is a film and TV journalist with a flair for everything related to showbiz and reality TV. With a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, she has specialised in finding the latest trending story to keeping up to date with new releases for a creative feature. When she's not busy creating entertainment content, she loves spending time in nature, reading non-fiction books, eating comfort food and travelling.