Issa Rae hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. She took the opportunity to reference one of her most iconic red-carpet moments and take a jab at aspiring presidential candidate Kanye West.
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During the “Your Vote Chicago” sketch, the night’s host Issa Rae played a lawyer representative for the NAACP appearing on a morning talk show. While speaking about political candidates, Rae’s character stated that she is “voting for everybody Black.” Her joke referenced Rae’s comments at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
“For too long, our people’s voices have not been heard. We must stand together and take our power back.”At the end of the discussion, the host told the audience, “When we come back, we’ll talk about the presidential race between Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and Kanye West.” Rae’s character hilariously retorted, “Kanye? F him!”
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West took to Twitter Sunday morning to respond to the joke. “I’ve 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.”
He also added, “I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful.”
Issa Rae hosted this weekend’s airing of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Justine Beiber as a part of the NBC Emmy Award-Winning Late night comedy showcases 46th season.