Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 is celebrating Black excellence and social activist Tamika Mallory landing on the cover of British Vogue. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to applaud her must-see issue.
Tamika Mallory’s Vogue Cover
Heading into Tuesday, Royce went to his social media pages to share the cover issue. In addition to giving Mallory props on the issue, 5’9 also shared his excitement for reading the feature.
“Congratulations @tamikadmallory 👑🌹🌹 This is fire 🔥🔥🔥” -Royce Da 5’9’s Instagram
Tamika also went to her Instagram page to share the epic-looking cover.
The new September 2020 issue pays special homage to activists making a difference across the globe. In addition to Mallory, 19 other key people in the social justice movement are featured on separate covers.
Tamika Mallory, Dr. Meenal Viz, Riz Ahmed, Janet Mock, Jesse Williams and professor Angela Davis are among the many cover stars, as well as educator Jane Elliott, Alice Wong, Joan Smalls, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Patrick Hutchinson, Yvette Williams, Janaya Future Khan, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Clara Amfo and Fiona Dwyer. The spread also includes Black Lives Matter cofounder and protest leader Patrisse Cullors and Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (ET Online)
Wait, There’s More
Within her cover feature, Mallory heavily focuses on the motivation and goal of her Until Freedom organization. She also speaks on their determination to fight for criminal justice reform and ending gun violence.
“The reason why Until Freedom has decided to fight for Breonna Taylor is because we realise that when it comes to some of these issues – criminal justice, police accountability, gun violence awareness and prevention – women are often an afterthought, if included in the conversation at all. Until Freedom partners with a number of organisations that are focused on women who have been victims of gun violence. We don’t often see stories of women who have been shot. And, unfortunately, oftentimes, it happens as a result of men, and either the fragility that some men are dealing with, unable to properly participate in relationships, and/or it happens as a result of women being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” (British Vogue)
Before You Go
A few days ago, Mallory let loose on producer JW Lucas after he downplayed the importance of demanding justice for slain Black woman Breonna Taylor. She made a public calling for hip-hop artists to distance themselves from working with him.