To The Class of 2020: Here’s Teyana Taylor’s graduation tribute #MADEIT
by Derêka K. Bennett
Due to COVID-19 many graduating high school and college seniors nation-wide didn’t get the opportunity to walk across the stage in their cap and gown. Like many other celebrities who want to put forth the effort to make these seniors feel accomplished and special after making such a big achievement, Teyana Taylor also pays tribute with her new song and video “Made it.”
The song is very inspirational as Taylor is seen standing at a podium, singing a commencement speech to a virtual class of graduates via iPad. We get to see different clips and pictures of seniors in their cap and gowns, dancing, practicing social distancing and just having fun after making it across the finish line!
Made It” is a very personal journey for Teyana, who never had a formal high school graduation herself. She was already signed to a recording contract during those years, finished up through home schooling, and ultimately received her high school diploma inside of a Starbucks. When Teyana’s production company The Aunties put out a note on social media a few weeks ago seeking 2020 graduates to participate in the “Made It” production, the response was overwhelming. Teyana is passionate about celebrating these grads who won’t have the opportunity to attend formal commencements this year.
She praised the 2020 graduates on Instagram saying, “YOU MADE IT!!!!!!! Class of 2020 this is for you!!!! First and foremost, Thank you to ALL the graduates that contributed to the video! I truly appreciate you & happy to celebrate YOU!!! Unfortunately, this pandemic has stopped us from physically gathering and celebrating all the hard work you’ve put in through the years But this pandemic can’t stop your spirit, it can’t dim your light, and it can’t take your degree away from you!! So when you make it out of this dark time, shine bright and light up the world! Congratulations to the class of 2020, YOU MADE IT!! PEACE & LOVE! ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Check out the video below: