Issa Rae Reveals Why She Was On Her Phone During Betty White’s Speech At The Emmys

Issa Rae is explaining why she was a little pre-occupied at the Emmys.

The viral moment occurred when Betty White took the stage as a surprise during Monday’s awards show, but Rae was caught on her phone.

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The “Insecure” actress stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday night to explain what exactly went down.

“Look, my phone broke! Right? It did,” she recalled. “And I was hanging on to Betty White’s every word. First of all, I love Betty White, and I was hanging on to her every word. The cameraman was shady. My phone broke. My family was probably texting me because I had just lost. And so I was trying to silence it. I actually don’t know what I was doing, to be honest, but I was paying attention.”

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She continued, “People were tweeting while they were going off on me, so they were tweeting during Betty White’s speech while being mad at me for checking my phone.”

Watch the full interview above.

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