Serving us 90’s Iconic Sitcom Vibes, Issa Rae Tells Us Why She’s ‘Fearful’ Of Failure

For her GQ cover story, the Insecure creator impersonated a few of our black TV faves, and she absolutely nailed it.

Issa Rae is out here living her best life, but she’s also realistic and scared of failure. 

During the interview, she discussed her career and when failure came up, she revealed she was still deathly afraid of it despite her successes. The 33-year-old asserted that failure is different for the face of a show than it would be for that of a writer or director

“The failure is yours,” Rae said. “It is yoursss-uh.”

When the interviewer asked her if she was still scared of failure since she’s successful, Rae seemed surprised that someone considered Insecure successful.

“That could go to s**t,” Rae said. “This could be the worst season we’ve ever had. And then what? Then people are all of a sudden like, ‘Oh, okay.’ Then the calls stop. It’s like stand-up comedy: In order to eventually succeed, you have to bomb. That’s what every comedian says—that’s when the fear goes away. And I feel like I’m still fearful because I haven’t publicly bombed yet, in terms of my career. Yeah, Insecure is successful now, but where’s my bomb coming? Where are my Will Smith bombs coming? Where, where is that happening?”

The writer tried to comfort her, but Issa responded with a quote that could have been in one of her scripts.

“He went through a period when he was depressed, when three or four of his movies in a row weren’t number one at the box office. So for him that was terrible,” she countered. “And now he’s talking about, ‘You gotta fail, you gotta fail.’ And I don’t want to make Instagram speeches about failing. I don’t.”

GLOW Of The Day : Stafani Milano

Its Monday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are starting our work week with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Stafani Milano.

“It’s not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”

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Eve Says Her Tanking Career Back In The Mid 2000s Turned Her to Drugs and Alcohol

Eve vanished from the limelight for a while during the mid-2000s — now she says during that time she started drugs and alcohol to deal with her sinking career.

via Page Six:

“At a time in my life, at a point in my life, I’d gone through … a dark hole,” the 39-year-old rapper revealed on “The Talk” while candidly discussing Willow Smith‘s recent confession that fame drove her to self-harm.

“I call it my ‘dark hole’ period, my dark period … I was out of a toxic relationship, I didn’t have the TV show, I didn’t have a record deal.”

Eve’s eponymous sitcom on UPN lasted three seasons before being axed in 2006.

“I was just kinda like, what is happening with my life. So I started drinking, a lot,” she recalled. “I didn’t want to deal with my emotions, I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain. And at the time, while I was in it, I didn’t see that I was harming myself. I just felt like I was coping but I really wasn’t. You know, you think of harming yourself as cutting or something, but drinking and drugs is exactly the same thing.”

It wasn’t until she crashed her Maserati and was arrested on drunk driving charges in 2007 that she changed her life. Billboard reported at the time she pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to wear an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet for 45 days.

Eve told her fellow “Talk” co-hosts she didn’t want to wear the monitor because it would force her to face her behavior. “Thankfully I did and was able to get healthy,” she said. “I prayed myself through it. I finally started figuring out the things that I needed to do to make myself healthy.”

Wale Signs New Record Deal

Rapper Wale has signed the Warner Bros. Records roster and is planning to release his sixth full-length album in 2018. He arrives at the Warner Music Group label via Rock Ross’ Maybach Music Group and immediately drops a brand new track, “Black Bonnie” (feat. Jacquees), today.

The signing was celebrated at a dinner at Crustacean in Beverly Hills on May 15 attended by Ross, WMG CEO Stephen Cooper and WBR co-chairman and COO Tom Corson as well as influential curators, like Spotify’s Carl Chery, and other executives from the Warner family.

Said Corson in announcing the signing: “[Wale] is a pillar in the hip-hop community and beyond; with his cultural relevance and lyrical prose, he continues to elevate the game. Wale is truly a force to be reckoned with and we look forward to a successful partnership for years to come.”


“I felt their passion, commitment, and enthusiasm from day one,” added Wale. “They believed in my vision wholeheartedly, and I am ready to show and prove.”

Wale first came onto the scene in 2006 and saw his first release, “Mixtape About Nothing,” two years later. The collection’s nod to “Seinfeld” garnered widespread acclaim and launched Wale’s music career. Subsequent albums “Ambition” (2011), “The Gifted” (2013) and “The Album About Nothing” (2015) all charted in the Top 3 of the Billboard 200 while his 2011 single “Lotus Flower Bomb” was a hit featuring Miguel. Still to date my favorite album is “Attention Deficit” (2009)

GLOW Of The Day : Nichole Lynel

Happy Wednesday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are getting our hump day started with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Nichole Lynel.

Nichole Style Advice : “I love a good let your belly hang look”

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GLOW Of The Day : Muses Uniform

Happy Monday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We are getting our week started with today’s GLOW of the Day known as Muses Uniform.

When someone tells you « no » it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.

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GLOW Of The Day : On The Q Train

Happy Wednesday! Sistas, how y’all feel? Brothas , yall alright?

We getting over this hump day with today’s GLOW of the Day known as On The Q Train.

On The Q Train’s Style Advice : Fat girls/women on Instagram can still be sexy, embody confidence, and love themselves fully clothed too. I am a testament to that. So don’t believe the social media hype. 💁🏾

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