Issa Rae Will Produce And Star In A ‘Set It Off’ Remake

Word on the street is that Issa Rae is in the early development on a remake of one of our beloved favorites “Set If Off”  — originally starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and Kimberly Elise.

Issa will produce and also has plans to star in the film.  Montrel McKay (Issa Rae Productions) will produce alongside Issa.

via Variety:

“Set It Off,” directed by F. Gary Gray, was a solid performer at the box office with a $41 million gross on a $9 million budget for a story about four close friends who pull off a series of successful bank robberies in Los Angeles, thanks to the inside knowledge provide by Fox’s bank teller character. “Set It Off” helped propel the careers of all four lead actresses and Gray.

Rae starred in the Fox drama “The Hate U Give” as activist April Ofrah, who helps Amandla Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up. She and Larry Wilmore created HBO’s “Insecure,” which follows the friendship of two women as they deal with their real-life flaws and a seemingly endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. The series has aired for four seasons.

Why must she insist on messing with this. I hate remakes of classics. Leave it a alone Sis

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Season Four Wont Be Back Until 2020

‘Insecure’ is taking a what feels like a very long hiatus.

In an interview with Vulture’s, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed that Insecure won’t be back for its fourth season until 2020 — because Issa Rae is booked and getting paid.

via Vulture:

“Well, Issa became a big movie star!” Bloys said of the actress, who’s currently starring in Little alongside Regina Hall and Marsai Martin. “We’re not the first place to deal with this, but when you’re in business with very creative and talented people, there’s a lot more opportunities for people to do things. Issa, I think, partly wanted a break to come back to it fresh.”

The network isn’t burning off Insecure, to be clear: It’s betting it’ll be just as strong, and potentially awards-worthy, when it returns to TV. “It wasn’t exactly random that we ended up [scheduling the show] in the spring, right before Emmys,” Bloys promised, “so that the show should get the Emmy love that it has deserved.”

Dang ,ive been waiting for the new season. Such a Bummer

Issa Rae Engaged To Longtime Boyfriend

Issa Rae is engaged!

The actress will marry longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.

via People:

Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.

“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,”
she said.

Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.

And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”

Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.

Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.

Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.

“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.

“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”

Congrats Sis Issa!

4th Annual Diamond Ball Arrivals Featuring Rihanna , Issa Rae , Tiffany Haddish , and More!

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball went down a few nights ago in New York City closing out New York Fashion Week with a big bang.

Here’s some of the dopest looks on the carpet!

Rihanna came to show and show out, of course! Dressed in an Alexis Mabille ensemble. The lace catsuit designed with a huge bow and skirt made quite a statement.

Normani posed in a v-neck curve fitting Jean Louis Sabaji dress with a dramatic layered overskirt and gloves. Yass sis!

Issa Rae glimmed in a sequin Maison Valentino gown. Glow Girl Glow!

Justine Skye dressed gracfully in this Prabal Gurung pink dress.

Nipsey Hussle cleans up nice! He posed in a Givenchy coat and Louboutin shoes.

Meek Mill looked dapper in a black printed suit. 

Lala in a sequin Georgine Studio gown.

Tiffany Haddish in a plunging neck sequin dress with a high front slit. Love the bangs!

Donald Glover looking sharp yet hippie in a Dior Home suit.

Teyana Taylor embraced the tuxedo trend in a tux-inspired Moschino dress.  

Issa Rae To Host Rihanna’s Annual ‘Diamond Ball’, Childish Gambino To Perform

Rihanna announces Issa Rae will host her annual “Diamond Ball” and Childish Gambino will perform. Yayyy, yall know i love Issa and Childish!!

“Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae will host Rihanna‘s annual Diamond Ball benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation.

The event set to take place in New York City on September 13 will also feature a special performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Childish Gambino.

Rihanna announced the news via instagram on Monday writing:

Rooting For Everybody Black : Issa Rae Unapologetically Walks Red Carpet Wearing A ‘Every N*gga Is a Star’ on Her Belt

Issa Rae attended the CFDA Fashion Awards this evening in a custom look from Pyer Moss.

While sis always looks stunning, it’s her bold belt that has everyone chattering.

If you take a closer look at the unapologetically statement, it says “Every N*gga Is a Star” — which is also the titular song of the soundtrack to the 1973 Jamaican movie of the same name.