November 26, 2019
Taylor Crawford, the gorgeous daughter of the first lady of Soul, Yolanda Adams, joined her mom last Sunday at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, and she easily made head turns.
Legendary gospel singer Yolanda Adams was recognized for her longstanding career and contributions to gospel music last Sunday at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, where she received the Lady of Soul Awards.
The 58-year-old was accompanied by her only daughter, 18-year-old Taylor Ayanna Crawford, whom she shares with ex-husband Timothy Crawford Jr., a former NFL player.
MAKING HEADS TURN
The mother-daughter duo looked stunning as they posed at the red carpet ahead of the awards: Adams wore a shimmering sequined dress with a denim waist detail and blue ankle boots.
Her daughter, on the other hand, went for a more daring look.
Yolanda not only screamed her love for her daughter on social media, but she also gave her a huge shout out during her acceptance speech at the Soul Train Awards.
She donned a body-hugging tight black dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit, which put one of her toned legs on display. Taylor completed the look with black pumps and a black embellished clutch.
"Caught him staring," Taylor captioned a pair of pics she posted to her Instagram from the night.
Among the hundreds of comments from fans and friends gushing about Taylor's beauty, her mother's reply stood out, as Yolanda wrote:
Other commenter added: "You belong in front of a camera!"
And a third one pointed out: "She went a classic black dress yall. SHES CLASSY OKAYYY!!!!!"
A PROUD MOM
Yolanda not only screamed her love for her daughter on social media—where she's constantly gushing about the teenager—but she also gave her a huge shout out during her acceptance speech at the Soul Train Awards.
At the start of her speech, Adams talked about being passionate about what you love and explained that she's very passionate about helping others, especially young girls and boys, to find their voice.
"I’m passionate about helping our elders. I’m passionate, so passionate, about writing my story, and my experiences, to let people know that no matter how high you are, you still have to deal. And the way I deal is with the Most High."
Then, thanked her family and her associates, and proceded to make a special mention for Taylor, whom he introduced as "one little shining star" without whom she couldn't have done anything.
“You are my light,” she told Taylor, who was containing her tears. “And if I can be half of the radiant smile that you give me every time I look at you, little lady … If I can live up to that, I have done my job. Because you're amazing, i love you so much."
Taylor is in her first year at Howard University and recently moved out of her mom's home.