Issa Rae Invites the Obamas Over for Dinner with Tiffany Haddish at the Golden Globes
"Tiffany's got the chicken batter ready," the Insecure star joked to Ryan Seacrest
Now here’s a dinner party we’d like to attend.
Talking to Ryan Seacrest on E!’s Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night, Insecure star Issa Rae extended a delicious invitation to Barack and Michelle Obama. After recently revealing to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that she and pal Tiffany Haddish offered to cook for the former first family, she again followed up on that offer—and is eagerly waiting their RSVP.
“That will happen any day now because my phone has been on silent so I’m just waiting for the call, they could’ve called, they probably did call so we’re just waiting,” Rae joked to Seacrest. “Tiffany’s got the chicken batter ready I got the drinks so Michelle and Barack, any day now. Sasha and Malia they can come too they’re of age.”
On her previous Tonight Show appearance, Rae told the story of how she and Haddish met Michelle Obama—who told her she’s hooked on her HBO show thanks to her daughters. “We invited ourselves to, like, cook for them,” she said. “Well, Tiffany says she will cook, I would just bring the drinks. And Michelle was like, ‘Yeah, come through to Chicago!’ And so we’re just waiting on you, Michelle. We’re ready.”
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Haddish, the breakout star of 2017’s hit comedy Girls’ Trip, is no stranger to celebrity dinner parties—recently attending a feast at Taylor Swift’s house. While the pop star handled the entrees, Haddish brought her signature side dish. “When I pick my greens, I smile,” the comedian told Ellen DeGeneres. “I smile when I pick the greens and then when I wash the greens I smile, then when I cut them up I smile and then when I cook ’em I smile. They’re called joyful greens.”
Rae is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Television Series at the Golden Globes for her role as Issa Dee in the hit show that she created along with Larry Wilmore.