Music superstars Rihanna and Cardi B are among the high-profile celebs appearing on Time magazine’s annual list of 100 Most Influential People.

Cardi B received high praise in an essay written by actress Taraji P. Henson who saluted The Invasion of Privacy artist for being unapologetically real in her music and in her life. "When you are cool with who you are, no one can use it against you," she writes.

RiRi, also received a glowing essay by pop superstar Adele. The "Hello" singer called the Barbadian artist "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," she writes. "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."

True indeed.

Other luminaries gracing Time's prestigious list include Black Panther director and actor Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman, respectively, screenwriter-actor Lena Waithe, Insecure star Issa Rae, activist Janet Mock, designer Virgil Abloh and more.

To check out Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list, head over to

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