On October 31, 2018 in Houston, TX, USA, a photograph of Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon dressed up as Huey in a rattan chair, was published on social media as part of the Halloween festivities.
On the website bellanaija.com we can see a collection of Hollywood celebrities in their halloween-costumes of 2018. While Beyoncé dressed up as Flo-jo and Jay-Z as Tommy Smith, former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Weatherspoon went as members of the Black Panther Party.
The image does not only refer to the iconic image of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair, but also to that other iconic image of Newton; the one where he stands in front of the first Black Panther Party headquarters with co-founder Bobby Seale. The banner behind the chair is a copy of the lettering on the window of the headquarter.
Besides that, Kelly is arguably referencing Kathleen Cleaver with her natural hair, large earrings, black leather jacket with buttons black skirt and knee high leather boots.