Issa Rae , crowned “Punch line Queen” at the CFDA Awards!!
Comedian and Actress #IssaRae made “ Her-Story”, last night at the Council Of fashion designers America awards held in #NewYorkCity at the Brooklyn Museum. The #Insecure star is the first African American Woman in 37-years to host the CFDA Awards.
This annual prestigious ceremony is held to pay direct recognition to the fashion God’s and influencers throughout the world.
Issa Rae was draped in a Pyer Moss, blue shimmering gown; designed by fellow Queen, KerbyJean Raymond. Matched with a black satin belt around her waist, in italic print that read the words “ Every Nigga is a star “ , Issa made sure the audience knew the culture was in the spot that night, whether they liked it or not.
This iconic line derives from the 1973 track“ Every Ni**** Is A Star” by Jamaican Reggae Artist Boris Garden off his early 1970 “Moonlight” album . The song was previously sampled by Compton, California Rapper Kendrick Lamar in his 2015 track “ To Pimp a butterfly” .
But the culture bombs of the night didn’t stop there, Issa was on one Indefinitely!!
The punch line queen opened up the show with a few jokes at herself but it was a member within the audience that caught the back end of things.
“I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black — only when it’s convenient,” Followed by the double bomb: “That joke was my choice, just like slavery “
Ouch! Unfortunately Kanye wasn’t present that night to receive the direct shade he rightfully deserved. But his wife , #KimKardashianWest was front and center. She would later receive the “ Inaugural influencer award” .
We’re pretty sure Mrs. West received more than she bargained for. But it was a “choice” to attend right?