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Issa Rae Wore A Belt That Says “Every N-Word Is A Star” To The CFDA

Not only was Issa Rae the first person of color to host the annual fashion awards, but she also wore a Pyer Moss dress with an embroidered belt that read "Every Nigga Is A Star" AND she roasted TF outta Kanye West. And my wig is now on Jupiter.

Issa Rae is queen of many things, like comedy and Sunday night TV. And tonight she was queen of the CFDA, making history as the first woman in nine years to host the prestigious fashion awards show AND the first person of color to host in its 37-year history.

“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Now you already know that Issa stays rooting for everybody black at awards shows, like she did at last year's Emmy's...

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...And so the CFDA was no exception. The multihyphenate mogul shut down the arrival carpet in a dazzling blue Pyer Moss number, designed by fellow unapologetically black pioneer Kerby Jean-Raymond.

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And just in case anyone forgot about Issa's "rooting for everybody black" stance, she literally spelled it out with five delicately embroidered words: "Every Nigga Is A Star."

The phrase actually comes from the 1973 song and film, both of the same name, by Jamaican reggae artist Boris Gardiner. It re-entered the pop culture stratosphere in 2015 thanks to Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar's sampling of the song on his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Wesley's Theory."
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The phrase actually comes from the 1973 song and film, both of the same name, by Jamaican reggae artist Boris Gardiner. It re-entered the pop culture stratosphere in 2015 thanks to Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar's sampling of the song on his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Wesley's Theory."

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Me, when I read that shit:

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And I wasn't alone in my praise. People instantly took to Twitter, appropriately dubbing our queen a "national treasure"...

1. I’m rooting for everybody Black. 2. Every nigga is a star. 3. Issa Rae is a national treasure. #CFDAAwards

...A "hero"...

Issa Rae is my hero. https://t.co/pEtcG8TPYD

...And "a flawless victory."

@IssaRae is a flawless victory https://t.co/5AtKkhha0Q

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*Chefs kiss*

@IssaRae i love you so freaking hard! *chefs kiss* *muah* https://t.co/sxW7ea7yh4

"LONG LIVE ISSA RAE!!!"

long live @issarae and her unwavering love for niggas 🖤 https://t.co/aRzy1mQhyV

Just when you thought she was finished, our hostess with the mostest tended to her MC duties with a delightful read of that rapper who's married to that reality star.

“I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black - only when it’s convenient. That joke was my choice, just like slavery.” - national treasure @IssaRae at the #CFDAAwards 🙃

AND SHE DID IT IN THIS SICK-ASS GREEN PANTSUIT SERVING HELLA MAXINE "I DO WHAT I WANT" SHAW VIBES! HONESTLY! TRULY!

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BRAVO, ISSA!!! Cuz if a hug from Mother Oprah Winfrey ain't a sign of a job well done, I dunno what is.

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