Issa Rae has a fake Instagram account to explore her passion for food.
The actress’ Insecure official verified Instagram account has 3.7 million followers, but it’s not the only one she uses – Issa created one under a handle to help channel her interest in the food.
“I’m a big foodie! So I have a finsta (fake Instagram) dedicated to food. It’s like, not fire at all. I’m nobody except for other food pages, and that’s is like my happy place.” she told digital magazine TODAY.
Although she has two accounts, Issa has no problem going a while without posting a picture for her followers.
“People expect you to follow their life on social media, and it’s like, ‘No, you have to talk to me,'” she explained.
The 37-year-old recently deleted all posts she shared before 2022 from her main Instagram grid and the photos are now mostly compromised by promoting her new TV show Rap Sh! t. She told TODAY that she prefers to use social media as a marketing tool rather than a window into her life.
Issa is so private about her personal life that she kept photos of her partner Louis Diame offline until July 2021, when she posted snaps of their wedding. This message has also been deleted.
When asked if she would be so low-key if and when she had a child, she replied, “I’m not sure. Maybe if I have a child, I’ll feel like: “Everyone needs to see this!” I don’t know!”