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Issa Rae Subtly Shades E! News Over Bogus Drake Story



Issa Rae stans for Drake. She practically dedicated the entire first season of her hit HBO show “Insecure” to him and his music. So why on earth is E! News reporting that the multi-hyphenated actress curbed the Toronto rapper at a Golden Globes party? We don’t believe you, you need more people…

Apparently, while heading from one after party to the next, Issa bumped into Drizzy. According to an E! News source this is how the encounter went down…

“Drake spotted Issa, he ‘made his whole group stop so he could go talk to her.’ After ‘he asked her if she wanted to come to the Netflix party with him,’ the insider says the actress told Drake ‘she was with all her friends,’ and was like, “‘Thanks, but no thanks!'” The sources says Issa ‘walked away’ and Drake essentially ‘got denied’.”

If y’all believe this then we got some beachfront property in Iowa to sell you.

Of course this story is a complete fabrication, but it wasn’t until Rae took to Twitter herself did the entertainment news network realize its mistake.

Get it together E!, get it together.


Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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