Issa Rae Clears Up Rumours, Says She Would Never Reject Drake

Issa Rae loves Drake, and she promises that despite rumours to the contrary, she “would never” turn him down.

The “Insecure” co-creator and star appeared on Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday night; the host asked about reports that she had, in fact, rejected the “In My Feelings” rapper.

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Rae quickly explained: “I was heading to the HBO party, as I should, and [Drake] was leaving the HBO party. And so we crossed paths and he said the most magical words ever.

“He was like, ‘I’ve been looking for you all night.’ And I was like, ‘You talking about me?’ And he was like, ‘I’m about to go to this Netflix party, do you want to go?'” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Oh, I have to go stop in the HBO party’ because they’re the network that puts my show on, I couldn’t just ditch the party and go to Netflix party even though that’s what I really wanted to do.”

Unfortunately, Rae stuck by her obligations. “So I was like, ‘I’ll catch you at that party.’ That was it,” she said. “Then I went to the party and all of a sudden blogs were reporting that I turned him down, which would never happen.”

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Rae also talked about meeting Rihanna at the Met Gala earlier this year. “I went up to her and she was so friendly and nice, I wasn’t expecting that,” she said. “[But] any chance we had to be best friends, I ruined it with my drunken nervousness and starstruckness.”

Tune in to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global, and watch full episodes online here.

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