If you weren’t sure that #BlackGirlMagic was real, then check this out.
Faith Fennidy, the tween that was sent home from school in Louisiana for having braided extensions in her hair, got the VIP treatment over the weekend when she attended Black Girls Rock as a guest of honor.
Along with her family, the young lady got a taste of Black excellence as she basked in the glory of African-American women who are celebrated for their achievements and beauty.
In case you missed it, Faith went viral when her Catholic school, Christ the King Elementary School, sent the 6th grader home because her hair was not fit, according to the new policy in which hair extensions were banned.
The video caught the attention of Atlanta rapper T.I., who went in on the school and its policy, calling it deplorable.
Proctor & Gamble, the makers of My Black Is Beautiful, also caught wind of the story and decided to fly the 11-year-old and her family to NY over the weekend, where she and celebrity stylist Tai Beauchamp hit up Macy’s to create a look for the Black Girls Rock red carpet.
“We wanted to celebrate her beauty,” Beauchamp explained. “Braids are beautiful. We affirmed and supported her. We just poured into her. She told me she’s not going to allow this experience to dampen her spirit.”
Fennidy’s mother, Montelle, said both she and her daughter were thrilled with the experience.
“It’s been a difficult week for Faith and our family, but she’s so excited to visit New York and everyone’s been so encouraging and kind,” the mom said.
Black Girls Rock airs Sept. 9 on BET.
(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
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