Issa Rae, writer, actor and creator of popular HBO series Insecure, hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday night, and Rae was also the first person of color to host the show.

Celebrating the momentous gesture by making a statement in front of the most innovative and talented fashion designers in the business, Rae strutted down the red carpet in a dazzling blue dress, punctuated with a black belt that featured the words "Every N*gga Is A Star" embroidered on, an homage to the title of a Boris Gardiner song sampled by Kendrick Lamar in his To Pimp a Butterfly opener.

In addition to her eye-catching attire, the Insecure star continued to make another headline during her monologue on stage, taking jabs at Kanye West's controversial slavery comments on TMZ in May, saying it was a "choice."

The actor joked, "I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black — only when it’s convenient." Her punchline was the most impactful, and in front of an esteemed crowd that included Kim Kardashian. Adding, "That joke was my choice, just like slavery." For more, read the full story on The Cut.

Also, in case you missed it, Supreme’s James Jebbia was crowned as Menswear Designer of the Year at the 2018 CFDA Awards. In other 'Ye news, here's everything we know so far about Kid Cudi and Kanye West’s ‘Kids See Ghosts.’

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