Issa Rae Reveals Nipsey Hussle Helped Her & Lauren London Mend Friendship

Issa Rae Reveals Nipsey Hussle Helped Her & Lauren London Mend Friendship

UNSPECIFIED LOCATION – MARCH 27: In this screengrab, Issa Rae, winner of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category speaks at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards Virtual Press Conference on March 27, 2021 in Various Cities. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Issa Rae has quickly become one of the most sought-after creatives in the film and television industry. Having Los Angeles roots, the actress, director, producer, and multi-faceted talent has definitely solidified her path in entertainment.

Speaking with Vanity Fair for their June issue, Rae chopped it up about the hit HBO series ‘Insecure’ coming to a close and she also reveals one of her biggest regrets was a moment she rubbed Lauren London the wrong way. Issa details that she rubber London the wrong way when she mentioned in past interviews and her memoir, that a TV exec suggested London would be a good fit to play the lead in a possible cable adaptation of Issa’s then web series Awkward Black Girl. 

One of my biggest regrets, naming her. She took offense to that.

Issa shares the two ladies made amends two years ago at Diddy’s 50th birthday celebration with the help of the late Nipsey Hussle, who was dating Lauren London at the time.

Issa states, “He was like, ‘You should just talk to her. Let me set it up. It actually sparked an amazing two-hour conversation. We had so much in common. She was like, ‘People don’t understand, I’m an awkward Black girl.’ In the same way that I was upset about the limited portrayal of Black women, she was like, ‘People do the same thing to me.’ I completely get that.”

Check out the full interview here and Issa’s cover below!


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