Issa Rae On The Emmys: “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black”

The Insecure creator and star made it clear who she’s here for on the Emmys red carpet.

September 17, 2017

69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Insecure creator and star Issa Rae made it clear who she wants to see take home awards at the show. "I'm rooting for everybody Black," she said.


Despite critical acclaim, her own show wasn't nominated for any awards at the Emmys, but Rae expressed gratitude for Insecure's audience. “People just let us be and tell the stories we wanted to tell and me and the writers ran with it,” she explained."

She also added that she's happy with the diverse nominations for this year's awards. “You have so many people behind the camera and behind the scenes that are committed to telling authentic, real stories that haven’t been seen on television before and you have audiences embracing it because they’re tired of seeing the same old, same old stories. So it’s just a pleasure to be among such great company.”

Issa Rae On The Emmys: “I’m Rooting For Everybody Black”