TIME Magazine has released the list of The World’s 100 Most Influential People’ and that list includes so many amazing people. Shawn Mendes, Kesha, J-Lo, Nicole Kidman, Rianna and Tifany Haddish are among just a few of TIME Magazines The 100 Most Influential People (<- click there for the full list).
What an amazing honor. When I started writing and making music when I was a kid, even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined this could happen. Thank you to @TIME Magazine for including me among so many incredible people, and thank you to @CyndiLauper for the kind and thoughtful words!!!!! Love u Cyndiiiii💜🌈
@jlo became the first Latina actor to earn over $1 million for a film and the first woman to have a No. 1 album and a No. 1 movie in the same week. But, as @kerrywashington writes, Lopez—one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world—is also a mother, an entrepreneur, an activist, a designer, a beauty icon, a philanthropist and a producer. "She is an undeniable force and a powerful example—not just for women of color but for anyone who has been made to feel ‘other' and for everyone who carries the burden and the privilege of being a first,” Washington adds. In the beginning, Lopez tells TIME, she "wanted to do romantic comedies and just be the girl, not the Spanish girl or the Latina girl. I just wanted to be a person and never let anybody kind of pigeonhole me or put me in a box, like, you can't do this, or you can’t do that.” Every step of the way, “people try to do that to you—especially when you’re a woman.” Her hunger, she continues, is "not from ambition of wanting more. It’s an ambition of passion of doing what I love and seeing how many great things I can do in that sense. And *can* I do it? Or am I going to fall flat on my face? Maybe? Ok, next? What am I gonna do next?” See the full #TIME100 list at TIME.com/100.
On #BigLittleLies, @nicolekidman plays Celeste, a woman who is struggling to leave her abusive husband. As @naomiwatts writes about Kidman, one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world, “she fills her character with so much humanity, it is beyond unnerving. Her emotions. Her fragility. Her ferocity. Her subtlety. Her physicality. Her bravery.” Kidman grew up with a mother who took her to the Women’s Electoral Lobby, a group in Australia that works to improve the position of women in society. "I was a kid, I was really little, but I gleaned things even then and there was a huge room of women that were making changes. I remember it—and so much of it is about passing it on,” she tells TIME. "So much of what we’ve built comes from our friendships. The stories that we’re telling and the way in which we’re doing it creates opportunities for not only our generation but the generations to come.” See the full #TIME100 list at TIME.com/100. Video by @spencerbakalar and @dianetsai_ for TIME
@tiffanyhaddish, whose gregarious exuberance and recent ascent to fame has made her a joy on the talk-show circuit, recently shared a couple @beyonce anecdotes with the kind of candor that's usually not seen by those who want to remain close to #Beyonce. But this is a decision that Haddish—one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world—seems to believe merited a gentle warning from Beyoncé in the @djkhaled song "Top Off" with the line: "if they’re tryna party with the queen, they gon’ have to sign a nondisclosure." It’s totally possible that Beyoncé was being general, but here's what Haddish tells TIME: "I made it! I finally made it!” She continued: "It’s not all the NAACP awards, or people saying I’m the 'breakout star of the year,' or even being in this magazine—none of that counts. Beyoncé don’t put people names in her songs. But she said *my* name. I made it." See the full #TIME100 list at TIME.com/100. Video by @arpane, @spencerbakalar and @juliamarielull for TIME