Issa Rae: “People have the power to say ‘no’ to me, but I also have the power to say yes”

The 2022 ESSENCE Culture Festival was filled with endless moments that had attendees smiling from ear to ear as we brought the nation’s largest celebration of global black culture in person to New York City. Orleans after a 2-year hiatus fueled by the pandemic.

One of the biggest highlights of the ESSENCE Fest weekend took place on the Beauty Carnival stage, where Radio Personality & Entrepreneur Angela Yee was joined by none other than multi-hyphenated, award-winning creators Issa Rae.

During the candid one-on-one chat, Rae touched on some of the specific challenges she faced early in her career, what legacy she would be most proud to leave and even addressed rumors of a Insecure spin off. She also spoke briefly about her latest project, rap shit, his hair care line Sienna Naturals, his management company ColorCreative, his audio company Raedio and his new LA cafe, Hilltop.

In other words, it was 30 minutes from all of Issa and we were more than there for that. Keep scrolling to check out six gems she dropped during the must-see segment, then watch the video above to hear the conversation in full.

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