Several of our favorite celebrities took to social media yesterday (July 4) to honor America’s birthday. There were plenty of beach days, fireworks and cookouts. A few stars also made political statements about the gruesome history of the Declaration of Independence in the face of the immigration policies in Trump’s America.
See how some celebrities chose to celebrate the Fourth of July in the roundup below.
The Chicago rapper proposed to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his daughter at a cookout with his close friends and family.
Beyonce and Solange’s mom celebrated watching the fireworks with her Fourth of July themed glasses along with some of her friends.
The R&B singer and the New Orleans bounce artist partied together in D.C.
The singer spent Independence Day in China with her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, and her two kids Future and Sienna.
JLo had a modest evening, twirling the night away with sparklers in the backyard.
The pop icon wished her followers a Happy Independence Day as she prepped backstage before her scheduled Las Vegas residency show.
Chrissy Teigen teased her lipgloss collaboration with Becca cosmetics dressing the product up as hot dogs on the festive holiday.
Taraji P. Henson and her fiance Kelvin Hayden enjoyed basking in the sun.
Happy 4th of July! Remember, there is nothing more patriotic than protest.
— COMMON (@common) July 4, 2018
The rapper got political and reminded Americans of their right to protest.
As some deservedly enjoy a day off work, it’s not a bad thing to be aware of context. The Declaration of Independence, the bedrock of today’s celebration, calls Native Americans “merciless Indian savages.” This history is worthy of acknowledgment. https://t.co/qyZAZ0JRfL
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 4, 2018
The director shared some history about the day highlighting that the Declaration of Independence refers to Native Americans as “merciless Indian savages.”
The social media savant spent the holiday with his wife and son at their Miami home.
The singing sister duo hit the beach with family and friends.
Despite recent news of her husband’s health, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was all smiles as she soaked in the sun.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.