Stars of HBO hit Insecure and FX Emmy-winning comedy Atlanta partied it up this weekend in the ATL for actress Issa Rae’s private Lemon Pepper Kickback.
The Insecure star and creator invited a who’s who of young, gifted and Black talent, including co-star Yvonne Orji; Atlanta stars Donald Glover and Bryan Tyree Henry; singers Jidenna, Janelle Monáe and Luke James; actors Lil Rel Howery, Amandla Stenberg, Mack Wilds and others.
Most surprisingly, Hollywood veteran Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance, giving Rae a 101 on killing lemon pepper wings the right way.
Check out the crew having a ball below.
Donald, Yvonne & Issa
Issa and Lil Rel two-stepping
The man himself!
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**SWIPE LEFT** It started with a simple text: Yvonne: Gurl, there’s a rack’a black folks filming in ATL. Issa: I knooow! We should do something & bring everyone together. Yvonne: Done. And thus the #LemonPepperKickback was born. Pictures don’t do it enough justice… this was a beautiful, positive, melanin-filled night. #iLoveUs #WeAllWorking #ItWasAllAdream #BLAXCELLENCE
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.