“Insecure” Star Issa Rae Covers the June Issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Posted on May 05, 2020

“Insecure” star Issa Rae covers the June 2020 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine photographed by Ruth Ossai.



On the fourth season of Insecure: “Someone asked me if I felt pressure about this season coming on, and up until now, I hadn’t. This f*cking virus changed everything. Most of my mentions have been like, ‘Drop it, girl, stop playing, drop all the episodes at once’—like I’m HBO. And I’m like, ‘What the f*ck? We’re literally still mixing and editing.’”

On the pandemic: “We’re being forced to stop and just reevaluate, be creative in our approach. Humans are resilient. We’re going to figure this sh*t out.”

On fame: “The bigger you are and the more people know your name, the more people you’re stumbling in front of.”

On her legacy: “I want to be a pop culture staple—a black pop culture staple. I want to have an impact on my community. Everything I’ve done has been for—and in thinking of—black people, and I don’t take this moment lightly. I want to do right by us, at the end of the day.”


Issa Rae covers the June issue of Cosmopolitan on newsstands nationwide on May 12.


[Photo Credit: Ruth Ossai/Cosmopolitan Magazine]

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