The reference was courtesy of rapper Tyler, the Creator, who released his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost, this weekend. One of the tracks, “Safari,” included a mention of the Black-ish actress.
Ross shared the lyrics in an Instagram caption, which said, “I been switchin’ gears since Tracee Ellis Ross was UPN.” The lyrics refer to the broadcast television network, United Paramount Network (UPN), which was the station that aired Ross's TV show Girlfriends, until the network merged with WB to become the CW in 2006.
In the rest of her caption, Ross made a cheeky allusion to the rapper's album title, saying, “Tyler, I was lost. And I called like you asked! I wish you had answered but I imagine you are getting a lotttt of calls today [laughing emoji]. Congrats on an incredible album. So proud of you. Love, Dad.”