Kanye West Speaks responds to joke Issa Rae made during SNL Sketch

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19.10.2020



Kanye West took to Twitter on Sunday, October 18 to speak out after Issa Rae threw shade at him during her SNL sketch.

The rapper was for a moment mentioned in a joke on Saturday night live. Host Issa Rae put her comedic skills on full display, especially during the "Your Voice Chicago" sketch.

For the skit, the Anxious creator played a lawyer representative for the NAACP who was appearing on a morning talk show with Kenan Thompson as an anchor.

Issa jokes that she was "voting for everybody Black" when political candidates were discussed. The joke was a cheeky reference to her 2017 Emmy Awards red carpet interview she said she was "rooting for everybody Black."

Continuing the sketch, the HBO star expressed, "For too long, our people's voices have not been heard. It's our duty to stand together and take our power back." 

In her conclusion, Issa then directed her comments towards the Yeezy designer and 2020 presidential hopeful. “When we come back, we'll talk about the presidential race between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Kanye West," Kenan's character added, with Issa chiming in, "Kanye? F him!"

On Sunday, October 18, the fashion mogul took to Twitter to share his thoughts about Issa's hosting duties and the SNL episode.

"Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back," he wrote. “My heart goes out to Issa Rae I'm praying for her and her family I know that the twenty years of service that I've paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful."

After which he retweeted the news that Adele would be hosting next weekend.

While Issa has yet to comment on Kanye's tweet, she did share how much fun she had hosting the long-running comedy sketch show.

"Had a blast! Thank you @nbcsnl and thank y'all for watching," she captioned her Twitter post on Sunday.


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