Kanye West's scathing response to Issa Rae's SNL joke about his presidential run

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  • Kanye West is speaking out after Issa Rae's Saturday Night Live appearance.
  • During the SNL skit the Insecure star swore at the mention of the rapper's name.
  • Now, in a tweet, the rapper says he's always felt the show "uses black people to hold other black people back".


Kanye West didn't think Issa Rae's Saturday Night Live skit mocking his presidential run was funny at all.

During the SNL skit on 17 October, the Insecure creator played a lawyer for the NAACP and spoke to Kenan Thompson on a talk show, reports E! News.

She said in the skit that she was "voting for everybody Black" – a reference to her red carpet interview at the 2017 Emmy Awards when she said she was "rooting for everybody Black".

"For too long, our people's voices have not been heard. It's our duty to stand together and take our power back," she said during the skit.

"When we come back, we'll talk about the presidential race between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Kanye West," Kenan's character said, to which Issa joked: "Kanye? F him!"

Seeing the skit, Kanye, who announced his bid to run for president in July and recently urged citizens to add his name on the ballot when they vote, accused SNL of "[using] black people to hold other black people back" in a scathing tweet.

With a screengrab of him googling Issa Rae's name, he added: "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.[sic]"

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