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Here's How You Can Watch the Entire First Season of Issa Rae's 'Insecure' For Free

Issa Rae reveals a “cheat code” for how fans can watch the entire first season of her new HBO series ‘Insecure’ for free.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae’s Insecure is already four episodes in. While there’s been much reason to celebrate, including Nigerian-American comedian Yvonne Orji’s breakout role as Rae’s best friend, Molly, some fans of the original web series are frustrated about not being able to watch the new show, given that it’s on HBO.


But not to worry. Rae has a simple solution.

Speaking in a video posted over the weekend, Insecure’s creator and star revealed a "cheat code" of sorts in which fans can watch the entire first season, at the same time as everyone else, completely free.

“Some of ya’ll have been hitting me up on Twitter, Facebook, whatever, saying ‘I really wish I could watch your show, but I don’t HBO, I don’t have cable, I don’t have money….’,” the Senegalese writer and actor began. Instead of clapping back, Rae’s response showed a level of thoughtfulness essentially unheard of in the entertainment industry.

The “cheat code” is simple: download HBO Now—not HBO Go—right now, and you’ll get a one-month free trial. Which means you’ll have access to the first four episodes of season one and the next four episodes as they air each week. You’ll also have access to the rest of HBO’s catalogue.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30pm EST on HBO. Download HBO NOW and start your one-month free trial. For more, check out our interview with Rae’s co-star, the fast-rising Yvonne Orji.

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Mr Eazi and J Balvin Cross Continents to Bring Us 'Lento'

This sizzling afropop and reggaeton hit is surely a collab sent straight from heaven.

In an end of year collaboration sent straight from heaven, Nigeria's Mr Eazi and Colombia's J Balvin join forces and cultures to bring fans "Lento." The two continue their delectable cross-continental bond on the brilliant and infectious new hit.

The sizzling new single has something for fans of afropop, reggaeton, and everything in between.

The two music giants manage to perfectly bridge and melt their musical worlds together on an unmistakable Nigerian beat, courtesy of bad ass producer KILLERTUNES. All the while exchanging lyrics in Spanish, Yoruba and English, with a nod to Elvis Crespo's merengue classic "Suavemente."

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