TIME 100: Tarana Burke, Tiffany Haddish, Cardi B And More Make ‘Most-Influential People’ List

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TIME released their list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and many of the people included in the 2018 list were certainly the names on everybody’s lips this past year.

In this year’s edition, you can find activist Tarana Burke, rapper Cardi B, comedian/actress Tiffany Haddish, entertainer Jennifer Lopez, writer and actress Issa Rae, comedian and host Trevor Noah, director Ryan Coogler, screenwriter/actress Lena Waithe, actor Sterling K. Brown and many more.

In each blurb about the selected influencers, high-profile people have written kind words about the honorees.

“Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene,” writes Kevin Hart of his Night School co-star, who is featured on one of the six covers for the magazine. “She’s just so authentic and unfiltered. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. And you can tell she’s having fun—she’s seen a time when things couldn’t get any worse, and she’s giving it all she has.”

Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement, is also one of TIME’s cover stars. Actress and friend Gabrielle Union writes, “When you’ve been sidelined for so long, it’s exhilarating to know that such a powerful voice is finally breaking through. Tarana will continue to do this work, but the stage will be bigger and the microphone turned all the way up.”

Check out the full list here.

@taranajaneen is one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018—and one of our six #TIME100 covers. When @gabunion first met Tarana Burke, who founded the #metoo movement in 2006, she found “a kindred spirit, somebody else who’s been screaming into the hurricane. Somebody else who’s been advocating for survivors of rape and sexual assault, and specifically young black women, whose voices have been silenced at best and completely erased from the national dialogue at worst.” Adds Union, “When you’ve been sidelined for so long, it’s exhilarating to know that such a powerful voice is finally breaking through. Tarana will continue to do this work, but the stage will be bigger and the microphone turned all the way up. She will inspire legislation and new crops of voters. She will sway old voters. She will open eyes. She’s not even going to bring more seats to the table—she’s going to turn the table over and build a new one.” See the full list at TIME.com/100. Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

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@tiffanyhaddish is one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018—and one of our six #TIME100 covers. @kevinhart4real met her on the #comedy scene 13 years ago: “She was young, raw and funny, almost like she didn’t have a care in the world. But when I noticed her car was packed to the brim with her belongings,” recalls the actor, who stars alongside Haddish in @nightschool (out Sept. 28), “I asked her if everything was O.K. That’s when I found out she was homeless and living in that car.” Hart gave her $300—”it was all I had with me”—and handed it to her. “Now Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene. She’s just so authentic and unfiltered,” he adds. “You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. And you can tell she’s having fun—she’s seen a time when things couldn’t get any worse, and she’s giving it all she has.” See the full list at TIME.com/100. Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

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