Jenji Kohan attends the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Apr. 21, 2015.
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By Nolan Feeney
April 22, 2015

Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan first attended the TIME 100 Gala as an honoree in 2014, but the experience was almost eclipsed by a disastrous karaoke choice later that night.

“I tried to do [Snoop Dogg’s] ‘Gin and Juice,'” said Kohan, who partied with Orange actresses Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba and The Fault in Our Stars author John Green after last year’s event. “In my head I’m a rapper, but I’m not!”

Even her husband agreed, saying it was all she could talk about the next morning. “She bombed.”

While Kohan is tight-lipped about the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black she did reveal to TIME that there will be a character inspired by Martha Stewart when the show returns June 12.

In the original Orange Is the New Black memoir that inspired the Netflix show, Piper Kerman wrote about about how the lifestyle guru was almost sent to Danbury (the real-life basis for the show’s Litchfield prison) before ending up in West Virginia following her insider-trading scandal in the early 2000s. Kohan said the show took some liberties with the character — the Martha-like character is Southern — but wouldn’t say who plays her. But it will definitely not be Diane Keaton, whom Orange star Taylor Schilling previously told TIME was one of her dream guest stars.

Stewart, who also happened to be at the gala, said that she had not watched Orange Is the New Black but appeared intrigued by the news. “I’ll look at it,” Stewart said.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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