“I don’t like hearing no. I accept it when I’m ready to accept it. But for me I’m always going to try to find that yes. I’m always going to try to make that yes,” Rae explained. “If and when I do recognize that a project isn’t working or an idea isn’t great, then my hustle always is moving on and not thinking that this is the last great idea that I’m ever going to have. For me, it’s about having the confidence to say, I have more.”
Check out the full interview with Issa Rae featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the cover shoot above. If you haven’t watched Rae’s Complex cover story yet, view it here, and make sure to catch season 2 of Insecure this summer.