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Unique Views, Episode 27: #TeamLawrence or #TeamChrisetteNeedsACheck?

 Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence on HBO’s Insecure (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

It’s here. It’s finally here. President Trump. We don’t have to respect it, but that doesn’t make it any less true.


A reality star who hates everyone except white men is president of the country, and the world is in retrograde. We know we said that episode 26 of the podcast would be the last depressing episode, but guess what? We’re still depressed.

Miss Patti LaDanielle secretly began recording this episode because she works with the Russians, so you’re going to hear me really excited about the new collaboration between skate god Supreme and fashion god Louis Vuitton. I have to find my happiness wherever I can.


Miss Patti Patti and I find comfort in our mutual hatred of Chrisette Michele. We don’t really hate her, but we surely hate her decision to sing during Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting as if she’s a civil rights hero. Ma’am ...

We also hate the Talladega College marching band, and we really hate them for performing, not because they deserve our hate, but because we just needed a place to put it.

Also, we discuss this (below), which is really disturbing:


We try to make things come up rosy and end on a good note, but even that didn’t work out great.

We interviewed Jay Ellis, the 35-year-old actor (who told us he’s 27!) who plays Lawrence on HBO’s instant classic Insecure.


A disclaimer: We have a unique dynamic, Ms. Patti Patti and I, and not everyone gets it. Basically, we hate each other, but in a loving way.

Danielle believes that because Trump has taken office, everything is off its axis, and she may very well be correct. Nevertheless, we try with every guest to make the interviews as lively and as fun as possible, but we can’t lie; this wasn’t our best work, and we don’t know why. We don’t know if it was because of a bad connection or what, but like our efforts to push Hillary Clinton into office, it fell flat.


We still love you guys and ask that you all be kind to each other, because we are going to need it. We promise to get out of this sadness and return to the hating of each other that y’all are used to.

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Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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