Issa Rae and her Insecure co-star Yvonne Oroji are homegirls, like forreal forreal. The dynamic duo makes us laugh while they’re on screen and even when the cameras stop rolling, these two keep the love fest between them genuine and honest.
The comedic genius shared between Issa and Regina must keep this friendship going because they are just as close as they are hilarious. Not only did they record an iconic, #ForTheDChallenge, but the actress jokingly took claim for Issa’s success on Insecure and honestly, that’s what true besties are for.
What we would give to go on one epic road tip with three amazing Black women and those three Black women are Issa, Michaela and Cynthia. That’s what happened in early 2017 between these friends as they sang SWV’s classic song, “Weak” and bonded over their first-generation African identity. We would give anything to hit the open air with these ladies for one girl’s trip to remember!
Just like Issa and Yvonne, Issa and Malina work together on HBO’s hit Insecure and with that comes a bond that’s so unbreakable that they accidentally showed up to an event with coordinating outfits. That’s friendship!
Issa Rae and Uber CEO Bozoma Saint John are so close that they are in a group chat together. Yep, that’s right, they text each other!
“You know that meme that goes, ‘behind every successful Black woman, there’s a group chat hyping her up,’ I have one,” Boz said on the ESSENCE Yes, Girl podcast. “Luvvie’s apart of that. We call ourselves the west african voltron. In fact, Cynthia Erivo, yeah that Cynthia who’s almost an EGOT by the way. She has an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony. Girl all she needs is that Oscar. Yvonne Oroji is in there. Issa Rae is in there.”