*Issa Rae and Syreeta Singleton chopped it up with “ET” about the new season of their hit series, “Rap Sh!t,” which premieres on Max this Thursday (Nov. 9).
“Rap Sh*t,” co-created by City Girls hip-hop duo Yung Miami and JT, is a half-hour comedy that follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group, Deadline reports.
“I think this is just such a unique time in hip-hop, especially when it comes to female rappers, because there’s such an abundance, and it doesn’t feel like they’re all in competition with each other,” Rae previously said about the series to Harper’s Bazaar. “I’m a child of the ’90s, and there used to always be a tendency to put two women against one another. It feels like we’re in an era where there’s such a supportive environment now because of that abundance. All of that, combined with just my own story of coming up, became the next story that I wanted to tell.”
Singleton told ET, “It’s really exciting and it’s encouraging ’cause it’s always just us talking about it over and over, you know? So, sometimes it’s a surprise when people are like, ‘I love that show!’ and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, you do?’” she explained. “Because I know we’ve cried over it and we, like, fought over it, we bled, you know what I mean? And so for it to resonate with people, it feels so good. It makes it feel meaningful.”
Rae added, “In the first season, they were kind of dipping their toe in, they were aspiring. And in this season, they are fully in it, and they jumped into it really quickly and compromised a lot to get there.”
She continued, “I think they’re questioning, ‘Did we jump in this too fast? Are we fully prepared? Is this who we wanna be? Is this how we want to be presented? Is this how we want our debut to be?’”
Issa and Syreeta told ET which artists they want to make cameos on the show this season. Rae explained, “There’s a list. We want [Megan Thee Stallion], we want [Cardi B], [Nicki Minaj] would be a nice little tie-around. If we could, like, unite them,” she said.
“Maybe in season three, we can unite the fanbases.” Previous appearances included Guapdad 4000, Timbaland, Brent Faiyaz, and Tobe Nwigwe,” the “Insecure” star added.
“Rap Sh!t” stars Aida Osman and KaMillion as two Miami rappers whose storyline was inspired by City Girls. Watch the Season two trailer below.
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