Rapper Became Politician Kanye West didn't find a Saturday Night Live skit funny that slammed his 2020 presidential bid. On Sunday (October 18), West used social media to access 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 only vote for black candidates. When asked about her election as President between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and West, she replied, “Kanye? For him! "
West shot back, “I've always said that SNL uses black people to hold back other black people. My heart goes out to Issa Rae. I pray for you and your family. I know I've paid for entertainment for twenty years. Field has enhanced our ability to be more successful. "
West announced his presidential offer on July 4th in a tweet.
The rapper tossed his hat in the ring late and only voted in a few states, the New York Times reported. However, some Democrats fear that West, an ally of Trump, could be a spoiler taking Biden's votes.
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Hours before he launched his counterattack on Rae and SNL, West posted a tweet urging followers to "write in Kanye West" on their presidential ballot papers.