Insecure actress and comedienne Issa Rae made history by being the first woman of color to host the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in its 37-year history, and she did it while making a bold statement. 

Rae shined in a blue Pyer Moss gown, created by black designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, on the red carpet of the June 4 event. While the dress was beautiful, what grabbed everyone's attention was the belt she accessorized the gown with which included the words "Every N*gga Is A Star" emboldened in big letters.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards began in 1981 to celebrate the work of menswear and womenswear designers nationwide. As the first black woman to host the prestigious event, she knew everyone was watching.

“Issa Rae is leading a new generation of performers who use their voice and humor to discuss social topics in a way that is relatable and poignant,” CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Every N*gga Is A Star" comes from a 1973 song and film of the same title by Jamaican reggae artist Boris Gardiner. It re-entered popular culture when Compton's own Kendrick Lamar used the sample in 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly track "Wesley's Theory."