In a now-viral video, little Rosie does an unforgettable impression of talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
In a short clip, Rosie, aged five, affirms, "I am Oprah Winfrey, I am a global icon." Her mother Kenya White recorded the 45-second impersonation and posted it online last month, and it has since gone viral. This is not the first time the young girl has gone viral, as she has previously dressed up as other powerful Black women, including former First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris. Dozens of users across the internet have fallen in love with her impersonations and many have left positive comments about Rosie's short but entertaining clips, Good Morning America reports.
Something to brighten your day…she’s adorable 🥰 https://t.co/SSU41ObkyW— Carol (@Carol_805) June 12, 2021
"Just call me the Queen of Media," Rosie continues in her now-viral video, as she places an imaginary crown over her head. "I was the first Black TV host... The show called The Oprah Winfrey Show." In this clip, the five-year-old has her hair in an afro style and wears a purple outfit with big, heavy-rimmed purple glasses. The video then transitions to another clip, a "flashback," of Rosie in an all-red outfit with a sleek hairstyle. She holds a mic as she exclaims, "You get a car! You get a car! Everyone gets a car!" This is one of Oprah's catchphrases, as she gained popularity for distributing gifts to her studio audience.
As the flashback ends, Rosie states, "Oops! I just had a flashback." "I am a businesswoman," she goes on. "I give to lots of charities. I was Sofia in The Color Purple. Me, Oprah Winfrey." The video even includes a clip of the young girl as Sofia. She recites the line, "You told Harpo to beat me. All my life I had to fight." In The Color Purple, based on the classic book of the same name by Alice Walker, Winfrey played the role of Sofia, a fiercely independent woman who refuses to submit to Whites, men, or anyone else who attempts to dominate her.
The Color Purple – @Oprah— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 27, 2018
Say it with me "ALL MY LIFE I HAD TO FIGHT" pic.twitter.com/cvrJO8WZ9Y
In an interview with Storyful, White shared that her daughter loves to "dress up and learn about notable African American women." In an age when young Black women still have few role models, Rosie's tributes are a great way for her to learn more about powerful Black women and share her learnings with other girls like her. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that her videos have been a big hit among dozens of social media users. In Facebook comments on her video, one user wrote, "That was so cute. They say that the greatest form of flattery is imitation." Another added, "What a wonderful tribute to a great lady. Good job!" Now, the Internet cannot wait to see what Rosie posts next.