You can’t mention the great rappers of the 1990s and 2000s and not mention Eve. The first lady of the Ruff Ryders crew had such an influential reign on the culture. And, her work outside of the rap game was just as big. From leading roles in Hollywood to her self-titled TV show Eve, and co-hosting the daytime talk show, The Talk, what hasn’t she done? And, with Eve departing The Talk in December, one can only imagine what’ll be next for Eve.
Then, there’s Eve’s style. The face behind the Fetish clothing line had so many signature looks that were cultural moments. If you’ve ever come across a woman with paw prints on their chest, there’s a chance it’s because they’re an Eve fan.
With Scorpio Season in full swing, we’re taking a look at Eve and some of her most influential looks. Here are 5 times she did it for the culture.
1. EVE AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2001Source:Getty
Eve showed her star power at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper wore a neon bodycon dress, knee-high boots, and a bright pink wig styled in a bob with bangs. Eve’s style has evolved so much over the years. If she were to wear this dress again today, she’d probably lose the pink wig and thigh high boots. Despite those minor details, I’d say this outfit is a good look!
Of course Eve’s infamous paw prints are on display. Back then, she didn’t pass up any opportunity to show a little cleavage. She was the epitome of an urban rapper with that sexy, feminine flare. How else do you think she earned that “pitbull in a skirt” reputation?
2. EVE AT THE MET GALA, 2003Source:Getty
The MET Gala has been going on for years. Within the last 10 years it’s become one of those coveted events where the who’s who of Hollywood step out in the most extravagant outfits. Back in the day, it was just another red carpet event that celebrities attended.
Back in 2003, Eve attended the “Goddess: Costume Institute Benefit Gala” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She wore a simple, timeless black dress that she could definitely recycle for her next red carpet event. The star-studded event included other celebrities like Alicia Keys, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Diddy, and Diana Ross.
3. EVE AT THE PREMIERE OF “BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT”, 2016Source:Getty
Even in 2016, Eve was dedicated to showing off those legendary paw prints. She looked hella chic at the premiere of New Line Cinema’s ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’. The rapper turned actress hit the red carpet in a powder pink two-piece pants suit.
When Eve wasn’t making musical hits, she was found behind the big screen. She acted in the Barbershop franchise, The Woodsman, The Cookout and Whip It. In addition, she starred in the UPN television sitcom Eve and more recently served as a talk show host on the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk. As a female rapper, she made the crossover from urban music to blockbuster films and daytime television.
4. EVE AT THE CBS DAYTIME EMMY AFTER PARTY, 2018Source:Getty
Can we take a moment to get into this jaw-dropping gown? In 2018, Eve hit the red carpet of the CBS Daytime Emmy After Party in a red, cape-sleeve satin gown. This dress is flawless. From the beautiful color to the gorgeous cut and shape, I am completely obsessed!
Eve’s career has managed to hit major entertainment sectors. She’s received recognition and accolades for her music, acting, and hosting talents. She currently has 1 Grammy Award, 2 BET Awards, 4 ASCAP Awards, 1 Soul Train Music Award under her belt. The rapper and actress, was also nominated for 2 Daytime Emmy Awards in both 2019 and 2020.
5. EVE AT JANET JACKSON’S “METAMORPHOSIS” RESIDENCY DEBUT AFTER PARTY, 2019Source:Getty
Eve gave grown and sexy vibes at the after party for the debut of Janet Jackson’s residency “Metamorphosis”. She wore a black lace bardot top, leather pants, and black boots. While her style has evolved over the years, you can count on Eve to let her signature paw prints run loose.
Today Eve turns 42 years old. She has contributed so much to Black culture. From chart-topping musical hits, to memorable television characters and an iconic clothing line, Eve is most definitely a staple in the Black community. Although she’s accomplished so much, I can tell there’s more goals left for her to check off her list.