Issa Rae Reveals The ‘Barbie’ Scene That Was The ‘Worst Day’ Of Her Life

The movie has garnered many nominations this awards season and recently won a Golden Globe.

Issa Rae is spilling the tea about one notable scene in "Barbie" that left her confounded.

While talking casting predictions ahead of the 2024 Grammy Awards with The Hollywood Reporter and "Rap Sh!t" cast members KaMillion and Aida Osman, the "Insecure" creator put her co-signed the 2023 collab between Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice for "Barbie World." But her rationale for doing so has her sticking to the rap song the most.

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During this debate, the panel was asked to project a winner for the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media, which includes the hit "Barbie" song "Dance the Night" by Dua Lipa.  That's when our sis let it all hang out on what really happened on set with that song.

"Dancing to it was my worst nightmare. It was the worst day of my life," Issa explained. "It was the best day of my life being on that set. It was exciting, and then literally the first day, I had to learn the choreography to shoot the [following] day. And it was terrible."'

Additionally, the "American Fiction" star said the song was not finished when it was time to film the dance number.

"We also didn’t have the lyrics to the song," Rae said. "[Filmmaker Greta Gerwig] was like, 'Oh, it’s going to be a Dua Lipa song,' But all we had was the instrumental, so I was just like, 'What the f--- is this? What am I dancing to?'"

She continued, "And for that, I want 'Barbie World' to win because I didn’t have to dance to that," Rae told the outlet.

In the award-nominated film, "Dance the Night" sets the tone for the nearly two-hour movie in its beginning scenes as Margot Robbie's character, Barbie, throws a party. President Barbie –portrayed by Rae– has her shining moment when she dances to the tune next to other characters.

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