President Barack Obama, Kevin Hart,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Misty Copeland, Kanye West Named TIME’s 100 Most Influential People


041615-centric-entertainment-time-magazine-cover-kanye-west-misty-copelandBallerina Misty Copeland is leading the charge as a ‘pioneer’ on TIME magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People list. The 32-year-old star fired up the dance world when she became the first Black female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in two decades. In a brief dedication written by Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci, Copeland is praised for her dedication to her craft despite personal challenges.
Copeland’s TIME cover and Most Influential title couldn’t come at a better time. She recently became the first black dancer to play the role of Odette in a top company’s production of Swan Lake. And her documentary, A Ballerina’s Tale, is set to play at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Rapper/producer/fashion designer Kanye West is also getting the recognition he deserves with a cover of his own and the title of ‘titan.’ Engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote the star’s dedication, pointing out West’s incredible tenacity in pushing boundaries and moving the culture forward.
Earlier this year, West debuted his Kanye West x Adidas Originals Fall 2015 Ready To Wear collection with mixed reactions from insiders of the fashion world. His seventh studio album, So Help Me God, is expected to be released later this year, featuring singles “Wolves” and “All Day.”
Other influencers on the list include President Barack Obama, Lee Daniels, Laverne Cox, Audra McDonald, Kevin Hart, Mellody Hobson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and others.
Check out the full list here.

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