Angela Bassett Really Did ~The Thing~ And Here's 7 Times That Prove It

    Ariana DeBose wasn't wrong!

    We should all know the iconic Angela Bassett.

    And if you watched the BAFTAs or have been on the internet at all anytime in the last month, you should know about Ariana DeBose's almost equally iconic performance.

    DeBose's rap name-dropped a bunch of actors in attendance, but there was one line that had everyone in a chokehold

    I’m sorry this is the best video ever. the way her hands has its own choreo, her aggressive hip sway with her shoulder shimmy, her hair not being symmetrical, viola davis dancing, the lil bodysuit… angela bassett did the THING..

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    Honorable mention: Blanchett Cate, you're a genius.

    So to commemorate this performance in pop culture history, here are seven times Angela Bassett did ~the thing.~

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 25: Angela Bassett attends Black Girls Rock 2019 Hosted By Niecy Nash at NJPAC on August 25, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey

    1. When she played the perfect Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It?.

    screencap of Angela performing as Tina Turner in the movie

    2. When she graduated from Yale with a B.A. in African-American Studies in 1980, then later got a Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 1983.

    Actress Angela Bassett speaks during the Morehouse College 135th Commencement at Morehouse College on May 19, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

    3. When she founded Bassett Vance Productions to emphasize and give light to Black stories.

    photo of Angela Bassett with Courtney Vance

    4. When she gave a breathtaking performance as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    5. Okay, fine, I'll expand a little bit. Whenever Angela Bassett was onscreen in Black Panther, it was a major serve

    6. When Keke Palmer and Angela Bassett gave us an Akeelah and the Bee reunion.

    Keke Palmer and Angela Bassett sitting down together and chatting

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    7. And when she reached out to Ariana DeBose after the BAFTAs to make sure she was okay.

    Angela Bassett and Ariana DeBose attend the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 Dinner at the Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England

    Keep doing ~the thing,~ Angela!

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Angela Bassett attends the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California