Issa Rae is voting for everybody Black…but Kanye West.
As part of her hosting duties on last night’s episode of “SNL,” the “Insecure” star appeared in a skit called “Your Voice Chicago” where she played Jamele Demmings, a lawyer for the NAACP alongside Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim. While discussing the upcoming election and representation in politics, Rae’s character swore to vote for “everybody Black,” a reference to her now infamous interview at the 2017 Emmys.
“For too long, our people’s voices have not been heard,” she said. “It’s our duty to stand together and take our power back.”
At the end, the presidential race was brought up. But that’s where Issa’s character drew the line. “Kanye? F him,” she said.
Issa’s shot at Kanye didn’t go over well. The next day, the presidential hopeful responded by calling out the actress and “SNL.” He shared a screenshot of a Google search with Rae’s name and said he was praying for her and her family.
“Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back,” tweeted Ye. “My heart goes out to Issa Rae I’m praying for her and her family.”
He continued, “I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful.”
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 pic.twitter.com/kExwUVVsqv
— ye (@kanyewest) October 18, 2020
This isn’t the first time West has put “SNL” on blast. Despite his numerous appearances, he has often criticized the show, including on his 2010 song “Power.” “F**k ‘SNL’ and the whole cast / Tell ’em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass,” he raps.
In response to West’s latest comments, some Twitter users brought up his controversial appearance on “SNL” in 2018 where he famously wore a MAGA hat in support of Donald Trump.
Who were you holding back here, while hosting SNL? pic.twitter.com/Lj4Cii3cZM
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) October 18, 2020
Kanye continues to campaign in the 2020 presidential election. Last week, he released his first campaign ad and has been encouraging people to write in his name on the ballot.