Sade is something like royalty in the Black community so taking a stab at one of her most iconic images is tricky to say the least, but Yara Shahidi just nailed it.
The 16-year-old Black-ish star took to Instagram last night to share her spot-on homage and there was no doubt about who she was channeling.
A photo posted by Yara (يارا) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:39pm PST
A photo posted by Yara (يارا) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:42pm PST
The inspiration comes from an iconic shot of Sade circa 1980, where the Nigerian-born, British-bred beauty emits the type of cool only she can.
Clad in the same unforgettable all denim outfit with gold accessories and red lipstick as the singer, Yara made us do a double take with her identical expression.
The gorgeous tribute is right in time as Sade celebrates her 58th birthday on January 16.
Seriously, should there ever be a Sade biopic, Yara would get top billing for the role in our eyes.
Stunning homage, Yara!