TIME posted their annual list of the 100 most influential people. The list is broken up into five categories: pioneers, artists, icons, titans and leaders. After having breakout years in their careers Tiffany Haddish, Rihanna and Cardi B find themselves among the distinguished list of TIME 100 people.
Haddish became the face of Black comedy this year and her letter was written by Kevin Hart. “Now Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene. She’s just so authentic and unfiltered,” the comedian writes of his peer. Cardi B skyrocketed to mainstream fame as a former stripper turned rapper. Taraji P. Henson speaks on the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s comfortability with herself. “When you are cool with who you are, no one can use it against you,” Henson writes. Rihanna broke records starting an inclusive beauty line and her letter is penned by U.K. singing sensation Adele.
Other people of color who made the list include Kevin Durant, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Mock, Issa Rae, Kehinde Wiley, Virgil Abloh, Tarana Burke, Sterling K. Brown, Lena Waithe, Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman. The video above will show you all 100 people in under a minute.
The complete list of 2018’s TIME 100 most influential people and their supporting letters can be seen here.
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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.