Time magazine just dropped their annual list of the 100 Most Influential People, and after the year he had, it makes sense that Kanye West is at the center of it. West, who is joined by Bradley Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ballerina Misty Copeland, and journalist Jorge Ramos on the five separate covers, is featured as a “Titan,” as opposed to Cooper, who’s featured as an “Artist.”
As is tradition with Time’s list, now in its 20th year, each honoree is written about by another prominent person who is somehow tied to them. Entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote about West, calling him a “pop-culture juggernaut,” while Kim Kardashian, who also made it as a titan, was referred to by Martha Stewart as “an enviable big sister in a clan where everyone seems to love one another.” Sounds familiar.
Taylor Swift did double duty as both an honoree, under the “Icon” category, and as a writer, paying tribute to the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. Other honorees include Bjork, U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach, Chris Pratt, Alexander Wang, Amy Schumer, Hillary Clinton, and Reese Witherspoon, who was written about by Mindy Kaling. The entire list with worth checking out, and the double issue hits newsstands this Friday.