The team behind Rap Sh!t is weighing in after news broke Thursday that Max canceled the comedy series following a two-season run.
Created by Issa Rae, Rap Sh!t starred Aida Osman (Shawna) and KaMillion (Mia) as two friends who reconnect in Miami and form a rap duo. The show’s second season launch was delayed to November 2023 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, with the season finale debuting Dec. 21.
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“A real ass group of people,” showrunner Syreeta Singleton captioned an Instagram post that featured video of the show’s writing staff. “The best writers room ever. I will cherish this experience forever and ever. #seduceandscheme for life.”
Among those commenting on the post was co-star Daisy Fernandez (Peaches), who wrote, “Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this incredible show. I am forever grateful to y’all! I can’t wait to see what amazing things you do next.”
Also sharing a message in the comment section was co-star Brittney Jefferson (Aleesia). “Love you! Thank you for seeing me and giving me a chance,” Jefferson wrote. “To the best show runner ever …. It was a honor Queen.”
James Jolly, a manager at Anonymous Content who represents show actor Patrick Cage II (Gat), took to his Instagram Stories to lament the series ending. “Disappointed by this cancellation,” Jolly wrote. “S2 was so undoubtedly strong in its storytelling. Shout out to the whole team that worked on this series.”
Cage shared Jolly’s note and added the message, “Forever grateful to @issarae and @reetafajita 4L.” Singleton posted Cage’s response to her own Instagram Stories.
Robin Thede emphasized how much she enjoyed watching the show as a fan and posted to Instagram Stories that she was “devastated at this loss but I know your stars will continue to burn brightly!” KaMillion, who was among those tagged in Thede’s post, shared it to her own Stories and added, “Thank you @robinthede,” along with heart emojis.
In a statement issued Thursday to announce the cancellation, a Max spokesperson called Rap Sh!t a “one-of-a-kind comedy with compelling social commentary that reached viewers in a way only Issa’s talents can accomplish.”
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