Fans may be upset over HBO's Insecurebeing excluded
from the Emmys
, but show creator and star Issa Rae is using it as fuel to work even harder.
Rae, 32, told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that while a nomination "would have been great," she was quickly "over it."
"It would have been great for the exposure of the show, but I was over it after a minute," the writer-director said. "We really stand behind this second season. We're so excited about it, and it motivates us to work harder next year to get noticed."
The star also paid tribute to her hit YouTube web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by dishing on a series of awkward celebrity encounters.
"I held his hand for far too long, stared in his eyes and then collapsed to my knees after he left," Rae told Cohen of meeting former President Barack Obama.
On the other hand, she avoided eye contact with Rihanna entirely and greeted Drake with a sniff.
"[Drake] sat next to me at a table, and once he was next to me, I just smelled him and didn't say anything for three minutes," Rae confessed.
The second season of Insecure premieres July 23 on HBO. For more on the hit series, watch the video below.