Issa Rae Channels Missy Elliot, Solange, & Nina Simone in Epic PhotoShoot

32 year-old Issa Rae is  fresh off the premiere of season two of her hit series, Insecure, and somehow she finds the time to pay homage to some of the greatest female musical legends. In issue No. 2 of HANNAH Magazine, she channeled some of her favorite icons including Nina Simone, Solange Knowles, and Missy Elliot.

Here is the original bold and beautiful Nina Simone on the cover of her thirteenth studio album Silk & Soul

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and a digital print


Now have a look at Issa

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Here she is giving you Solange tease from her Seat At The Table album

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Now take a look at the original Missy ‘misdemeanor’ Elliott. She’s known for her track suits, beat boy vibe, Adidas sneakers, big ’round the way’ hoop earrings and poppin gum.

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Did Issa not rock this look and the vibe?

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Screenshot 20170729 103734The way Issa channeled Missy even had Missy giving her praises on Twitter

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Even though she got to channel some of those amazing women she also got to be her #blackgirlmagic self.

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We see you Issa, and we appreciate you.

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  1. I really think Solange is a true fashion icon. She knows how to mix styles and be sassy. She should be walking runways eith Vogue.

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