look at her she got the power
it’s been a while
I can’t tell you how many times people have introduced me to their best friends as, “She’s my Gayle.” The reason our friendship has worked for over 40 years, without arguments or fallouts, is that we’ve always been happy with our own lives. A true friend can’t be jealous of you, or want to take advantage of you in any way. Ever since we met in 1976, we’ve been doing the same thing. Listening. Talking. Laughing (a lot). Building dreams. Cheering. Being a shoulder to cry on. Speaking the truth. Being the truth. And now? Posing for our FIRST @oprahmagazine cover for September’s friendship issue. Link in bio for more. 📸: @ruvenafanador
In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song…of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise Love, and more. She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them. It is exhilarating and life-enhancing every time I read and share her work. This pic was her first appearance on the Oprah Show. She was Empress-Supreme among writers. Long may her WORDS reign!
where are you from? 🌻
I love you Hawaii, and I'm with you. #protectmaunakea
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
What movie do you wish life was more like? atm I’m trying to get out of mr.bean’s movie so pls give me some ideas haha
describe your life in 3 words
Instagram removed the likes count.. can you see mine?
what time is it where you are?
Everyone’s safe including all the animals. Thank you for your service. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾#mauipolicedepartment #mauifiredepartment #mauihumanesociety
sometimes I have to tell myself it’s just not worth the jail time
tacos or nachos?
is it okay if I’m still wearing my Christmas pjs
Check out Ed Sheeran’s new song “BLOW” with Chris Stapleton and me. Available everywhere.
It was a privilege to work with Ed "The Song Writing Machine" Sheeran and Chris "Sing Ya Face Off" Stapleton for Ed's new project. You never know what you’re gonna land on when you collaborate with other musicians and somehow we landed on this tune called BLOW. It was so much fun making this record and getting to work with such talented guys. I really hope one day we can all get together again and perform it LIVE. #BLOW 🤯 #ComingSoon 🍾
EL CAPITAN FUEGO!!! 🔥 Eat your heart out @teddysphotos ! This shit ain’t a game! I Do this! I ain’t new 2 this! I’m true 2 this! #THIS #KeepUp #SwagWars 🔥 🧯 #Frikikikikikiki!!!
be crazy enough to know you can do anything you want in life
what’s your fav tv show of all time?
i heard you b!tches were looking for me
This ever happen to y’all...You start out on one side and get edged out of your own bed. #3dognight 😂
i dare you to hit paste in the comments
Come on #Barbie, let's go party!
where are you from? 🗺
Most comfortable show I’ve done EVER! IN SNEAKERS 👟👟 Almost burned last night’s heels but instead I gave them to an audience member in tonight’s show. All I have to say to her is: Wear them, put them in your closet, use them as sculpture…just bless your feet 🤣🤣 Thank you, Edmonton! Last stop: Vancouver! #PathMadeClear
Calgary I loved being with you tonite🇨🇦...but my feet died about 20 minutes into the show. Could you tell?! The pitch of the shoe was killing the balls of my feet and I could barely move. Looking for a fire pit to burn these shoes!🔥🔥 #PathMadeClear
Thank you Montreal. 3 cheers to you all and loved walking in your beautiful Mount Royal Park! Now off to Calgary tonight! If you’re coming to the show, I want to know: Where are you on your path and what is the dream you hold for yourself? Link in bio for tickets. #PathMadeClear 🇨🇦
Everyone says Canadians are kind and that was proven especially true in Montréal tonight. Thank you for giving me your Sunday night, I loved being with you. Enjoy the Toronto @raptors parade tomorrow! #PathMadeClear 🇨🇦
maybe she’s born with it maybe it’s #caffeine
hi it’s been a while
And what about this scene? @niecynash1 you killed it with @msisisking. Still haunted by @whentheyseeus. If you haven’t seen yet...please do. And for everyone who says it’s “hard to watch,” think about the people who still find it “hard to live.” All those families impacted! So proud of my sister friend @ava!
How do you spend your Sundays? @prettylittlething 🧡 (Sophie is mad at me she doesn’t want me to go out)
What’s your battery 🔋 % right now?
What’s your dream job? ☁️
I don’t know who this guy is but he sure is happy to graduate! I shook hands with all 571 members of @coloradocollege's Class of 2019 and gave them a copy of The Path Made Clear. 📸: Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
meet Sophie 🐱
I promised my mama I’d give her a high school diploma. I didn’t say anything about good grades 😂This was the day I graduated from Roosevelt High In Hawaii. She was so proud & she couldn’t believe I pulled it off. I told her “I’m moving to L.A and watch what I pull off next” She believed in me so much and was there for me every step of the way. At school the teachers would call me Peter but at home standing at a whopping 5/5 my mother and father gave me the name Bruno and made me feel like I had super powers or something, but now I know she was my super power all along, and still is. Happy Mother’s Day ma. Thank you for continuing to make me feel like I can do anything. I love and miss you so much. #happymothersday to all the Super Moms out there! #EverydayIsMothersDay ♥️
Happy birthday sis!! I love you more than you’ll ever know ❤️
the only bs I need is bikinis and sandals 💧
♠️♥️VEGAS♦️♣️ Thank You to everyone that came down to the MGM Park Theater this week and rocked out with the Hooligans.
life is cool by the pool 😎
How do you feel about Instagram hiding 'likes' from posts?
Today I accepted the @hollywoodreporter’s Empowerment in Entertainment Award in honor of their new inclusion initiative, The Young Executives Fellowship. Students in underserved schools will be given the chance to access the business, marketing, and filmmaking side of Hollywood, all with the intention of empowering this next generation. Check out my stories for more on the luncheon. #Empowerment 📸: @ruvenafanador
when was the last time you did something for the first time?
I’ve known these girls since they were 12 and 13 coming to my school. Graduating from college. Grad school. Now our first wedding. Looking for the perfect dress. #biglifemoment❣️
what time is where you at?
Saturday! 🥭 🥥 Rum Rise!
twinkle twinkle little snitch, mind your business nosey betch @colourpopcosmetics SHE Palette 🎨
Maya would have been 91 today! This is my favorite picture of us. Even in death I feel the “unbroken continuity” of her mother-sister-friendship referenced in the Henry Scott Holland canon 🙏🏽❤️ Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well.
When you know she lying .... But she fine 😏
Art by Jesus #GodsPlan
Art by @lord_mesa #PleaseMe
It's the WORST when people post photos of themselves that they like, and then try to play it cool by writing a caption with inspirational advice. Hate that! Anyway, pursue your passion and you'll never work a day in your life.
I love this record! 👆 Thank you all for making “Wake Up In The Sky” Double Platinum! ❤️🥂
💰Ol Slick Boyz! Please Me Video Out Now! Preeshiate u Pyyymmps 🥂 Here’s to many more!
NEW SONG THIS FRIDAY!
Wanna get Lifted?!! So many of you are. It makes me so happy that 5 million downloads are resonating across the planet. I’ve been binge listening myself. And I declare, I still learn something new and rejuvenating every time. We’re halfway through our 10 part series. Come binge with me on #ANewEarth and feel the Lift!
Look who came for lunch director extraordinaire @nadinelabaki and her producer husband Khaled. I love their movie #Capernaum so much. If you get the chance , See it!
Last night in Atlanta.
by @yuki_aihara246 🙏
I’m so excited to share with you the first look at our new scripted drama #DavidMakesMan. I knew as soon as I heard the pitch from @octarell_again that this was something that the world needed to see.
Can’t stop thinking about this movie. #Capernaum Saw it 3 days ago. Didn’t know when I watched it that the cast members were real people. Including these 2 phenomenal kids. Story of a young boy who sues his parents to stop having children they can’t afford. It’s about that and so much more. Surviving the daily traumas of being poor,proving your existence matters with no “papers.” Was nominated for Golden Globes. Hope the same happens for Oscars so more people can see it. Really worthy of your time. #Capernaum means chaos.
I couldn’t think of a better way to show how powerful and intense this season of @iyanlavanzant is going to be, besides showing you this. Iyanla stirring that tea cup gives me chills ☕️Everybody, breathe. The new season of #FixMyLife starts Tonight, 9p|8c.
@EckhartTolle has had a profound influence on me. Join Eckhart Tolle and me for a very special 10-part @SuperSoul Podcast series. This is one of my all-time favorite things to talk about. Quiet your mind, get your ego in check, and live a fully present life. Join us every Monday, beginning TODAY. Find it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen.
My boys continue to show the world what time it is, and a band that sings together blings together! ✨✨ #AudeMARS #Hooligans #Squad here we come 2019! 🍾
What’s #MyWhy for being a proud @WW member? I’m looking for balance. I have a real appreciation for every day that I wake up with a healthy mind and body. Everybody has their own reason to get healthy. What's yours? Visit ww.com to join us. #WellnessThatWorks #ForEveryBody #OWandWW
Just met this wonderful South African artist @nelsonmakamo and did some art shopping. This painting is called “Naledi”reminded me of my younger self.
Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.🙏🏾✝️
Look who I got to meet! Little @KaaviaJames, the miracle baby! Kaavia James, you are SO loved by your parents. Couldn’t be happier for @GabUnion and @DwyaneWade. I talk with them about their path to parenthood…this conversation is for every parent and anyone who became a family in their own way. Our television exclusive airs on OWN 12/8 at 8/7c.
A first: never seen this many Black directors in one room. All celebrating Ms. Cicely Tyson and her honorary Oscar!! Can you name them all?
Here at the Academy Governor’s Awards celebrating Royalty! Ms.Cicely Tyson’s getting a long overdue Oscar! And yes that IS THe Anita Hill standing behind chair!
Thanks @umasslowell for a great evening. And special thanks to scholarship students for your impressive letters.
You’re looking at one of the greatest pound for pound cage fighters in the world, And Max Holloway. 😂 #LocalBoyz #Hawaii Honored to meet you Champ!
Magnum P.I.M.P #AlohaStadium #Hawaii
Let’s have a good time tonight Hawaii! Most importantly, let’s show love and aloha to everyone driving down and attending the concert. I’ve missed you all and I can’t wait to perform and sing on the island I call home. 🤙 see you tonight!! #24kmagicworldtour
Mini Hendrix! ☮️ 🎸 💜 Happy Halloween! 🎃
WHAT A RIDE!! Last show in LA tonight! #24kmagicworldtour #Hooligans ✨✨✨
Halloween around the corner like 👻 !!
PICK UP THE PHONE!!!
Thank you Tulsa!
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Back in New York!
Congratulations Chrishaunda on your new book. Hope it helps girls everywhere accept and love themselves.
24k Magic x Cross Colours x Mitchell & Ness Official Tour Merch! On sale now! Link in Bio
Toronto! 🇨🇦 Night 1 #24kmagicworldtour
Just finished watching QUINCY on Netflix! Worth your time. @rashidajones great job telling your Dad’s Phenomenal story.👏🏽👏🏽
“You Can’t Tell Me I Ain’t Fly”
Sometimes in the dark I make beats #IMakeBeats 🥁
Detroit! Night 2! #24kmagicworldtour ✨
Today we celebrated First Responders in our little town with a new commemorative stamp. It was an honor to thank them for their Bravery and service. True heroes all!
#guccimane #brunomars #kodakblack Droppin at Midnight! 🕛 Tell Everybody!
Ralph.. thanks for 50 yrs of designing dreams, telling stories,thru fashion. Loved celebrating #RL50 with you.
I still can’t believe how much bounty you get from a few seedlings. Anyone else growing tomatoes? Mine are poppin’ right now! #harvestday
Some people are hiking others have decided to shop! #HelloMontenegro
This new doc opens today it’s fearlessly revealing. Watched last night, woke up thinking about it.Footage we’ve never seen. Revelations we’ve never heard. A lot of questions answered. Excellent job @LisaErspamer and team!
One of the most incredible men I’ve ever met. Today on the @SuperSoul podcast, Anthony Ray Hinton’s gripping story. For more, pick up his memoir—my latest Book Club selection, ‘The Sun Does Shine’.