#Roommates, did you know that our Forever First Lady watches “Insecure” too? That’s right, Issa Rae revealed in the September issue of Glamour magazine that Michelle Obama is a fan of the hit HBO series!
“She had just finished watching the finale, and she was like, ‘That fakeout—how could you do that? I thought you and Lawrence were going to live happily ever after,’” Rae recalled after meeting Mrs. Obama in 2017. “I was like, ‘You really watch it?’ She was like, ‘Yes. Sasha and Malia put me on to it.”
She went on to say that talking to our Forever FLOTUS was like “talking to my auntie.”
“It bums me out that I will never have that feeling again of the First Family f**king with us so hard and getting us. If Melania [Trump] said that to me, I would be like, ‘Well, I guess it’s canceled. We’re not making this show. It’s not ours anymore.’”
Rae added that telling her story authentically is what’s most important to her. “I just want to do my pure story, and if I’m not, it’s just not worth it,” she said. “Sometimes the white writers will be like, ‘I didn’t even know what that line meant until I watched the show,’ and I’m like, ‘That’s OK. There are some things that are just for us.’”