“I was like: ‘Let me try again,’” Wright explained of the pivotal moment in her career.
After “Black Panther” became the second-highest grossing four-day opening in movie history ($242 million), Wright’s wild success launched her into superstardom, but she holds that her rise to fame “wasn’t a click of a finger success.”
“I want to thank everybody who said ‘yes’ to me, that gave me a chance, and just saw my talent and saw what God placed in me, and said ‘yes,’ ” she shared, before delivering an encouraging faith-inspired message to listeners:
“I want to encourage young people. Matter of fact, you don’t even have to be young, you can be any age, but I just want to encourage you — anyone that’s going through a hard time…Or something in their soul or that they’ve lost their light, I want to encourage you that God made you and you’re important. There might be some of you here that’s going through depression, that’s going through a bad time and you’re putting a smile on your face, and nobody can see that — but you know it, and God knows it. And I just want to encourage you, and I just want to say that God loves you, and just let your light shine.”