[MUSIC] Thank you so much guys. Hey, Alicia Renee here on the red carpet here for Essence Women in Music. I'm so excited the ladies of the hour of course both Grammy nominated Andra Day and Jazmine Sullivan. They shall be here in a minute let's see who else we can catch on this lovely red carpet. [MUSIC] Jazmine Sullivan, first of all you smell lovely. Thank you. You look beautiful. Thank you. What has been a black girl magic moment in your opinion? Recently Beyonce's new video I think is wonderful. It speaks volumes. I'm sure everybody's saying right now the Super Bowl. Beyonce's Superbowl. I think it was important and I feel like it was a beautiful thing. It's an interesting time and a difficult time against this race politics in this country and I think people who showing Diversity in media and social media. I always see Willow Smith and how positive and stuff and way out she is. Yeah. When I think of black girl magic, I think of, there was actually a moment that I experienced personally with Lauren Hill, whose musically one of my idols, she's an incredible woman and I just thanked her. I thanked her for who she is. I thanked her for For making music that was truthful no matter the criticism and she told me, she said just to remind me, she said we're witnesses and that's what we're here to do and you'll be fine if you remember that. And so that really just stuck with me. It was amazing. Okay, this is gonna sound strange but becoming a teenager I think made me more aware of all of the magic around me. I guess it was performing for the president and [UNKNOWN] Yeah, for POTUS and FLOTUS at the White House, that was a phenomenal moment. What is your black girl magic moment over the last year? Our February cover, where we celebrated black women across all different genres. I just wanna acknowledge all the great things that are happening, the little justices that are happening, we have that. We are doing amazing things We went there at the Superbowl and killed, Shonda Rhimes exists. I never thought that I could see so many amazing, beautiful, talented women. Just us women, just taking over. Yeah. You know, just in every field and every thing that we do, we're just so powerful. It's all strong and everything. All right guys, that is it for me. I'm gonna head inside and enjoy myself at this lovely event, Essence Women in Music. Thank you so much for having me, guys. I'm Alesha Renee.
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