Star and creator of the hit show Insecure, Issa Rae stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about her upcoming third season on HBO.

During the show, Rae reveals how she used to be afraid of upsetting people in the industry when she was still a newbie to the big screen until she was given some hardcore no-frills advice by some hard hitters in Hollywood.

“I tend to be afraid of upsetting people and that will get you no where
As a show runner and being in the industry—just as a woman. Once your labeled difficult your career is kind of over with and no one wants to work with you. I have a great group of women I talk to, People I admire like Shonda Rhimes, Ava Duvernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock…”

The advice I got from them is—‘Don’t be afraid to be a bitch.’

Watch Issa Rae on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below!