If you were a fan of the Powerpuff Girls in the late ’90s and early ‘2000s be prepared to lose your shit! A fourth member will soon join Buttercup, Bubbles, and Blossom on the animated series and she’s voiced by a black woman.
According to the Cartoon Network, the mysterious member will make her debut on September 17 at 5:30 p.m. Shortly after the announcement, South African singer Toya Delazy revealed on Twitter that she will be lending her voice to the character, writing, “AND JUST LIKE THAT, I BECAME A POWERPUFF GIRL 😆😆😆🇿🇦 Much love to my @cartoonnetwork for trusting me with this epic job 💋❤️️#lifegoals.”
— ToyaDelazy (@ToyaDelazy) September 7, 2017
A Cartoon Network reel spotted by ComicBook Thursday appears to give fans an early look at the fourth Powerpuff Girl. Check it out below at the 1:42 mark.
As an African-American woman who enjoyed watching the Powerpuff Girls growing up, it’s definitely inspiring to see the Cartoon Network include diversity among one of its most beloved cartoon series!