Diana Ross’ Fannypack Made It Onto TV!

After an epic AMAs performance, the ultimate Diva turns the fanny pack into the ultimate accessory.

So, if you’ve been following my blog (or my social media feeds,) you’ll know that I’m kind of obsessed with Diana Ross and her fanny pack (which she lost at Marshalls.)   ICYMI, she tweeted about it, spawning a social media flurry.

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Tonight, Diana appeared on the American Music Awards to accept a well-deserved lifetime achievement award.  And not only did she accept the award, she TURNED IT OUT with a medley of some of her greatest hits.

For the finale of her performance, she invited all of her family onstage, including her grandson who tried so hard to upstage her.  I give him credit, but c’mon kid… Your grandma is Diana Ross.  There is no upstaging the diva, no matter how many times you’ve watched her perform with Michael Jackson.

Anyway, her whole family was onstage with her, including the fabulous Tracee Ellis Ross, who did a great job hosting – and rocked many of her mom’s iconic outfits.

As if an epic Diana Ross live performance wasn’t enough, someone brought HER FANNY PACK ONSTAGE.  I don’t yell at my TV very often, but I was SCREAMING with delight when this happened.  Diana’s performance brought tears to my eyes and made me fundamentally happy.  When the fannypack appeared, I lost it. LOST. IT.

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The world’s most famous fannypack – and one of my favourite pop culture moments ever.  I literally cannot, you guys.

My friend also found this interview from Jimmy Kimmel live, in which Tracee Ellis Ross provides background to the story and tells the world that, fashion be damned, Diana Ross always loves a good fannypack – but only one – and will use it until it wears out.

What mysteries are in this fanny pack?  We can only guess.

As much fun as this whole fannypack saga is, I sincerely hope this jumpstarts a new appreciation for Diana Ross’ contribution to music and pop culture.  Diana Ross has always been one of my favourite divas, and tonight on the AMAs shows why – she’s a consummate performer and ultimate Diva… And also a caring mother and grandmother.


Diana Ross’ Twitter is My New Favourite Thing

Call her Miss Ross – if you find her missing fanny pack.

The great thing about Twitter is that it gives famous people a chance to show their fans a glimpse into their everyday lives, and express their personal thoughts and feelings.  I mean, yeah, Donald Trump’s Twitter is terrible… But Cher’s Twitter is pretty awesome – it’s kind of like if your 71 year-old grandmother was on Twitter… If your Grandmother was a super-progressive, politically active living legend.

Speaking of living legends I love, Diana Ross is also on Twitter.  She isn’t nearly as prolific as Cher, but a recent post from Ms Ross has made me love her even more.

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Let this sink in:

A) Diana Ross wears a fanny pack!

B) Diana Ross shops at Marshalls!

THIS IS AMAZING.  Picture it, if you can: Diana Ross thumbing through racks of off-price sweaters. She sees a cute little cashmere number from Ann Taylor.  Oh, but it’s a V-neck.  She was looking for a crew neck.  Hey, there’s an adorable blouse on that clearance rack!  Oh, it’s Ivanka Trump. Diana Ross moves it to the back of the clearance rack, next to the clear-knee mom jeans.

Diana Ross takes a red sequinned gown that she found in the “gowns only Diana Ross could get away with” section, and goes to the Marshalls fitting room.

“I got THIS one at Nordstrom Rack!”

Oh, the red gown doesn’t fit.  Diana Ross leaves Marshalls, wondering if the TJ Maxx down the street got a new shipment in today. Diana Ross, oddly enough, doesn’t shop at Ross Dress for Less. That’s a little too “on the nose.”

She gets home, and is craving a Scotch mint.  She always keeps a few in her fanny pack because, you know, she’s 73 year old lady.  But her fanny pack is nowhere to be found!!  Diana Ross is inconsolable – it was a free gift with purchase from when she did that workout video in 1981, and it was the last one she had!

But then some kind soul finds it and returns it to her.  Could you imagine being the person that found that?  You see a well-worn fanny pack in Marshalls, you open it up, and you see DIANA ROSS’ DRIVER’S LICENSE staring back at you!

And Ms Ross was grateful to get her beloved fanny pack back!  Like, two-tweet grateful!

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I mean, if I lost my wallet, I’d be pretty ticked off.  Could you imagine Diana Ross on the phone?

“Hi, this is Diana Ross.  I need to cancel my Discover Card.  I lost my fanny pack at Marshalls….  Yes, THAT Diana Ross….  Yes, a fanny pack…. Last time I used it?  The Saks Off 5th at the Beverly Center.  I found  a wonderful feather boa at a price less than you’d find at department stores.”

It would be a pain.

So, to conclude – Diana Ross, the ultimate diva is also Diana Ross, frugal shopper, fanny pack wearer and grateful human being.


“This outfit can hide, like, 15 fanny packs!”