ESSENCE asked a number of Black celebrities about their usage of the word "auntie" and here's what they said.
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"We see you, we got you and that forever and ever you're deserving of taking up space in the world," Janet Mock told ESSENCE.
Of course, Meth's impression is done perfectly.
Black Music Month is the celebration of music because Black music is the basis for all of American music.
"I'm sorry. I don't wanna cry...but that's really ridiculous," she told ESSENCE.
She tells herself, "No, you are not doing it."
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"The Sam that you know from all his classic movies is the Sam that you meet in person," Usher told ESSENCE.
"I understand how people take offense. I understand how some people like me, don't," Jackson tells ESSENCE.
We call them "oodles & noodles" though.
"I used to hate myself; the fact that I was just doing a part," the actress told ESSENCE exclusively.
And Black women never miss a beat.
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"Somewhere in that darkness, we got the message that we had to brighten our own lights," one of the Exonerated Five, Yusef Salaam, shared.
"It's going to be amazing," Regina Hall tells ESSENCE through a giggle, "or at least good."
"That's not, as you guys would say, 'throwing shade,'" Warwick tells ESSENCE.
Who are the dirty 20% of people in this world who don't?!
"Things like that happen all the time," Jackson tells ESSENCE.
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And honestly, she doesn't have to.