9:34 am PDT 10/18/2020
During one sketch, Rae’s character stated that she “vote for all blacks”, but when it comes to West, “F him!”
Kanye West is speaking after being mentioned in a line during Saturday Night Live.
During the “Your Vote Chicago” sketch, evening host Issa Rae played a NAACP legal representative who appeared on a morning talk show. Speaking of political candidates, Rae’s character said she “vote for all blacks”
“For too long, the voices of our people have not been heard. It is our duty to be together and take back our power,” he said during the sketch.
However, towards the end of the sketch, he revealed a candidate he won’t lend his support to. “When we come back, we’ll be talking about the presidential race between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Kanye West,” said Kenan Thompson’s character. Rae’s character then returned fire, “Kanye? F him!”
West took Twitter Sunday morning to answer the joke. “I have always said that SNL uses blacks to keep other blacks,” he wrote. “My heart goes out to Issa Rae. I’m praying for her and her family.”
He also added: “I know that the 20 years of service I have paid for in the entertainment business have improved our ability to be more successful.”
Just last week, the musician released his first campaign video ad for his presidential bid which he announced earlier this year. In the video, West speaks in front of a video of a black American flag, quoting, “We will build a stronger country by building a stronger family.”
Although announcing he is running for president, West is listed as a vice president candidate in the state ballot.