Junie, born Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., the eldest child of Teyana Taylor and recent Dancing With The Stars champion Iman Shumpert, proves she was the moment everyone came to see, yet again, at her mother’s recent concert. A new video of Junie’s cameo during her mother’s farewell tour has gone viral, showing just how tight she runs her show and the consequences if you don’t follow her rules.
junie is truly her mothers child 🤣👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/27kgLxc35X
— CJ Pace (@dudebeyourself) November 24, 2021
The 5-year-old was captured on video by a concert-goer, commanding the stage as she told the crowd to give her the respect she deserves while she performs her song. The proud mom was in the background laughing as her daughter gave an emphatic “period, pooh” to the audience.
“If y’all don’t play my music, I’m beating y’all up,” she told the DJ off the stage, proving just how serious showbiz can get for kindergarten kids.
The creative family has been public about their open parenting styles during their time on reality TV. On the last season of their show We Got Love Teyana & Iman, which premiered on E! Network, Taylor opened up, telling fans why they allow their eldest child to use social media as a creative outlet.
“Junie is a free spirit, you know what I’m saying?” Taylor explained, according to E! News. “So the fact that she does have so much personality, TikTok I feel like is a great outlet.”
“I feel like there’s no controlled way to handle TikTok,” the mom of two continued. “TikTok can get out of control. But I love the fact that TikTok allows kids to be expressive and learn new things. I’m just trying to give her, her freedom to do what she do. I just want to find a happy medium.”
In a short preview clip, Taylor joked to her husband that she “needs to monitor what’s going on.”
“I can’t even keep up the monitor, I try to put it on private and I think she found a way to take it off private,” she said, laughing.
Shumpert retorted with his own thoughts on how children are growing up in a new era of digital networking.
“I think that every parent, they’ve got a nervousness now about having social media pressure,” he shared. “New age kids don’t know how to handle a bunch of people saying this or that about them. The whole self-image and what she sees is really important. We overdo our affirmations with her to try and get ahead of it. Period, just because of the time we’re in.”