Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae Bring Us #BlackGirlMagic—on a Boat!

Issa Rae (L) and Tracee Ellis Ross attend the 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images for NAACP)

Summer may be ending, but the 2018 Emmys are the perfect kickoff to Fall’s television season, which traditionally heralds the return of two of our all-time favorites, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae. But while we’re already woefully near the end of Insecure’s third season and black-ish doesn’t return until October 16, two of television’s most fabulous funny girls found time to celebrate their Emmy nominations on the high seas ahead of Monday night’s ceremony, doing what Ross coyly hashtagged “#YachtShit.”


Is boat envy a thing? Because we don’t know where they boarded or where they were going, but after seeing two of our baes partying on a boat, we want to go to there—preferably, before it gets too cold to enjoy it. As for tonight, we’ll have our eyes on the red carpet, as usual. And as Rae aptly quipped at last year’s ceremony, as always, we’ll be rooting for everybody black.

The Glow Up tip: You can catch Ross, Rae and the rest of tonight’s primetime nominees on Monday night at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC—or meet us here Tuesday morning for a red carpet recap!

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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.