Kanye West's MAGA Hat-Wearing 'SNL' Antics Were The Last Straw For These Celebrities

Kanye West's MAGA Hat-Wearing 'SNL' Antics Were The Last Straw For These Celebrities

Ava DuVernay, Swizz Beatz, Questlove and more are officially over him.

Published October 1, 2018

Kanye West's recent polarizing appearance on Saturday Night Live left the crew, audience and arguably all of social media in awe for the wrong reasons after he attempted to justify why he wore his "Make America Great Again" hat, once again.

This time, however, a slew of celebrities took to social media to express how jaded of the rapper they've become with the likes of Ava DuVernay, Questlove and Lana Del Rey chiming in in ways they haven't before.

The chatter about Kanye's then-forthcoming appearance on the show began when he was shown in promotional clips for the Adam Driver-hosted episode wearing his infamous "MAGA" hat in support of president Donald Trump.

  1. Hours away from his scheduled appearance and performance on SNL, he took to Instagram to attempt to explain his reasoning for wearing the controversial hat:

    Well, things took a sharp left during his episode-ending performance of the ye track "Ghost Town."

    At this point, the rapper went on an unexpected rant while the cameras continued to roll, rocking the same hat, and further upsetting the cast and his fellow guests on the show, Driver included.

    Some of the SNL cast even reportedly walked off the stage as Ye went into one of his tangential monologues about his support for Trump.

  2. This proved to be the last straw in the "Give Kanye another chance" campaign for several of his celebrity peers, as many of them took to social media to announce they're done with him, for good:

  3. Ava DuVernay
  4. Chris Redd
  5. Questlove
  6. Chris Evans
  7. Roland Martin
  8. Swizz Beatz
  9. Lana Del Rey

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage, Edward Berthelot/GC Images, Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)


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