Issa Rae receives the Emerging Entrepreneur Award during the 2019 Women in Film Annual Gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, on June 12, 2019.
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Issa Rae knows what she deserves, and she was not shy about telling everyone that while accepting an award at Wednesday’s Women in Film Annual Gala.

While accepting the emerging entrepreneur award at the event, Rae delivered a speech that should inspire anyone with an ounce of self-doubt to stop wasting their time on that nonsense.

Though she began with a disclaimer that she was about to say the opposite of everything she’d normally say in a speech of this nature, Rae powered forward with an unapologetic ode to knowing your self-worth.

“Entrepreneur means I did that s–t by myself,” Rae said, to a laughing audience, according to video from the event.

Those who come after her, she said, “need to bow down.”

“I’m closing all doors behind me, so if you didn’t make it in, oops, your bad,” she joked.

Instead of heaping praise on a long lists of agents, managers and execs, Rae read names and added “y’all some suckers.”

To executives at HBO, where her hit comedy “Insecure” airs, she said, “keep running me my money. Please and thank you.”

If the crowd’s laughter is any indication, it was a refreshing departure from the Hollywood event norm.

Rae closed her speech with a kicker that belongs on bumper stickers and or mounted above your bedroom mirror: “Entrepreneur till I die; I deserve this. Bye.”