Did Issa Rae Deny Drake at the Golden Globes? Details on Their After-Party Interaction

One source says the rapper thinks the Insecure star is "talented and beautiful," but another denies he made a move

By McKenna Aiello Jan 11, 2018 9:35 PMTags
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UPDATEIssa Rae has taken to Twitter to set the record straight, and it's pretty hilarious. 

She tweeted Thursday, "*Obsessed Fan Who Dedicated Entire Season to Artist Continues to Shamelessly Fangirl When She Sees Him at Party Later."


Drake might have his sights set on romancing Issa Rae, according to eyewitness who caught them interacting after the 2018 Golden Globes

The Insecure star attended Sunday night's ceremony as a Best Actress nominee, but on her way from one after-party we're told she was approached by Champagne Papi himself, who wanted Issa to stop by the Netflix bash he was DJing. 

One source says when Drake spotted Issa, he "made his whole group stop so he could go talk to her." After "he asked her if she wanted to come to the Netflix party with him," the insider says the actress told Drake "she was with all her friends," and was like, "'Thanks, but no thanks!'" The sources says Issa "walked away" and Drake essentially "got denied."

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Another source says the "Hotline Bling" performer "didn't come on that strong," but did "flirt a little." The second insider elaborates, "He thinks Issa Rae is beautiful and talented. He would like to take her on date if he was given the opportunity. He talks highly of her talents to people."

But as a third insider insists, Issa "never denied" Drake and the two simply "exchanged pleasantries" while crossing paths. "They don't really know each other but are friendly," the third source tells E! News. 

And as it turns out, Issa did end up at the Netflix party later that night. Per Complex, Issa even shared a video of Drake spinning at the gathering and called him "Zaddy" in her caption. When she finally got home, Rae complimented his DJ skills, saying in a video, "He was a phenomenal DJ. He played all the corrects tracks. The playlist was simply correct, so I'm pleased."

Unfortunately for Drake, it appears Issa was all about celebrating with her girls after a successful Globes. The eyewitness shares, "She was dancing with her friends and having a good time but she and Drake never hung out there or anything like that." 

Better luck next time, Drizzy!