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Issa Rae Talks 'Insecure,' Fame, 'Blackccents,' and More On the Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Senegalese-American showrunner made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.

DIASPORA—Insecure Season 2 is just around the corner! Not only is this a wonderful thing in and of itself, but it's also great because it means that we get to see more of our favorite showrunner, Issa Rae as she makes her press rounds.

The Senegalese-American actor and her undeniable glow, made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and reminded us, once again, why she's still our best friend (in our heads).

She talks about the show's upcoming season, what makes her awkward, "blackccents," and being mistaken for rapper Dej Loaf.

She also speaks for all black people when she shares that she doesn't want to be asked to speak for all black people. We feel you, Issa.

Watch the full clip below. Insecure returns this Sunday, July 23.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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