Long before Yuna, there was a wonderful musically-gifted hijab-wearing HipHop Princess named Lawanna (aka Luwanna)... a Muslima who was cool before Muslims were "cool" in certain circles.
When I find the disc, buried somewhere in my 'house stuff,' I'll post a bunch of original Lawanna photos and the "Yuna copies" of the look, poses and facial expressions so you can see where the inspiration is really coming from! [The Vagabonds Proj] Obviously, some of the pictures and a few of Lawanna's tunes somehow made it onto the internet years ago, most likely in a forum, where they were downloaded by the Yuna PR machine.
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