Rapper turned politician Kanye West didn’t find a Saturday Night Live skit funny that slammed his 2020 presidential bid. On Sunday (October 18), West took to social media to fire back at SNL and host Issa Rae.
In the sketch, Kenan Thompson played a talk show host interviewing characters played by Rae and Ego Nwodim. Rae’s character insisted that she would vote only for Black candidates. When asked about her choice for presidential, between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and West, she responded, “Kanye? F him!”
West shot back, “Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back 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”
West announced his presidential bid in a tweet on July 4.
The rapper threw his hat into the ring late and made the ballot in only a few states, the New York Times reported. However, some Democrats are concerned that West, a Trump ally, could be a spoiler who takes away votes from Biden.
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Hours before launching his counter attack on Rae and SNL, West posted a tweet urging his supporters to “write in Kanye West” for president on their ballots.
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