Adele and Taraji P. Henson explain what makes Rihanna and Cardi B icons and pioneers

The stars were named in TIME's 100 Most Influential People List

Rihanna and Cardi B have been named as an icon and a pioneer respectively in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list.

The list is divided into several categories, which also include the divisions of artists, leaders, and titans.

Each named star in the list was paid tribute to by another celebrity for the magazine. Adele wrote about Rihanna, saying: “I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it.”


She added: “She has designed and conquered an entire lane of her own. The innovative and groundbreaking world of Rihanna that no one else will ever be safe in and get away with copying. She makes her own rules and bends ours.”

Adele concluded: “Whenever I’ve met her, she’s been the most gracious, loyal and funny goofball of an icon. She glows like when someone’s taken a picture with a flash and you’re dazed for a few minutes after. But it’s also very clear in that glow that she genuinely doesn’t give a fuck; she’s fearless and full of all the right kind of attitude to be everything that she is and will be forever.”

Meanwhile, Cardi B received similar treatment from actor Taraji P. Henson, who discussed being judged being based on where she was from and the colloquialisms she used. “That’s who I am,” she wrote. “And when you are cool with who you are, no one can use it against you.”

She continued to say she identified with the ‘Invasion Of Privacy‘ star because “she knows that too”. “She’s clear on her talent, and she’s not trying to get in anybody else’s lane,” Henson wrote. “She recorded ‘Bodak Yellow’ because it’s what she loved. Now she’s the biggest thing in music. And even with all those eyeballs watching, she’s still unapologetically herself.”


Other entertainment stars to feature in the list include Kesha, Chadwick Boseman, Greta Gerwig, Oprah Winfrey, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kumail Nanjiani.

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