Exclusive Interview: Issa Rae Rates The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop, Nicki Minaj & More As ‘Sophista-Ratchet’ Hilarious!!

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Issa Rae is the creator of the Internet sensation, ‘Awkward Black Girl,’ ‘RatchetPiece Theater,’ and now ‘The Choir.’  The fab Diva is taking the world by storm and we love her for it!  Issa attended Standford University and she chose to follow her passion and use her Ivy League Education to become a writer, producer, actress and content creator.  Although many may have called her crazy and even awkward, she believed in herself enough to throw out the practical expectations and follow her dreams.  Now the beauty can be seen on her own Youtube Channel IssaRae with Millions of views, on the Aspire Channel with her new show ‘Exhale,’ on one of Youtube’s new premium channels Alright TV with her new show ‘The Choir,’ and soon you will see her on a major network working with Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Greys Anatomy) on her new show ‘I Hate L.A. Dudes!’  Dreams Do Come True!!

Cherise Nicole (CNikky) and our associates at CocoaFab sat down with Issa and in addition to speaking about her massive following and her brave decision to follow her passion, we played a little game with her.  In reference to her shows ‘Mis-Adventures of An Awkward Black Girl,’  ‘Ratchet Piece Theater,’ and ‘The Choir,’  we named figures in pop culture and asked her to rate them Ratchet, Awkward or Let Us Pray.  Too funny!

2 Chainz:

“Ratchet All Day. Easy.”

The Cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta:

“Let Us Pray.”

The Cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

“I don’t know?  The Real Housewives of Atlanta…there not all the way..there like Sophista – Ratchet? No, No, I can’t even give them the Sophista part.  No I can because their doing their business at the same time.  At the same time their behavior is kinda like..I don’t know, Let us Pray for them cause I don’t know what to do with them.”

Nicki Minaj:

“She’s Awkward actually to me..she doesn’t know..that’s all I’ll say.”

Wendy Williams:

“Let Us Pray.”


“Let Us Pray.”

What is one of the most difficult things you went through and how did you learn to overcome:

“That’s so heavy.  One of the most difficult things I went through was honestly deciding to follow my passion.  I think I started to doubt myself a lot.  Even before I started to pursue writing just full time and trying to be a content creator.  It was just hard because I wanted..my parents are extremely supportive, my dad is an amazing man, but having that burden of their expectations, kinda it can hold you back and it can make you put your wants and desires aside to try and please them and so it took me a while to be like, you know what, let me put all my faith in myself, I can do this.  Who cares about what anybody else thinks. This is my life at the end of the day, let me just pursue what I want to do. If I fail, then I fail, but at least I can say that I tried.”

Watch the interview below and Check out more from Issa Rae on the Alright Channel and the Issa Rae Channel!!




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