Kanye West accuses SNL of using actress Issa Rae to hold black people back

Kanye West accuses SNL of using actress Issa Rae to hold black people back

- Issa Rae was involved in a skit depicting how black voters showed love and support for their fellow blacks and Kanye took it personally

- The piece however made Kanye look like the only black person who did not a political office

- The rapper took it personally and went on social media saying the show was using black people to bring others down

- Netizens however reminded Kanye that he had also been a host on Saturday Night Live multiple times

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Rapper Kanye West has not been impressed with a skit on the famous Saturday Night Live (SNL) show in which actress Issa Rae bashed him.

As much as it was just a skit depicting how black voters showed love and support for their fellow blacks, Kanye took it personally and believed it was one of the things holding black Americans back.

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Kanye West accuses SNL of using actress Issa Rae to hold back black people

Kanye West in white with other celebs on SNL way back. Photo: kanyewest
Source: Instagram

In the said piece on the comedy show, the Insecure producer played the character of a black political advocate who supported voting for anyone black, except for Kanye.

The 35-year-old was asked by the sketch talk show host Kenan Thompson about several made-up black politicians and she vowed to support all of them but when it Got to Kanye, she said:

"Kanye? F him!"

This did not go down well with the rapper who felt attacked and went on Twitter saying his service to the entertainment industry enabled Rae to be where she was but the show used her.

“I’ve 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," he said in a tweet.
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Apparently, many did not feel anything for Kanye's sentiments and reminded him that he had hosted the same show many times. Kanye must have felt let down considering he is running to become the 46th president of the United States.

Briefly.co.za recently reported that the presidential hopeful had released his first campaign video in which he gave his vision for the future of the country.

In the clip, Kanye spoke about fulfilling "America's destiny" and how his goals included focusing on the sanctity of family and the freedom of religion.

The internet, of course, had opinions. Some tweeps said America should have learned its lesson after electing a celebrity to the White House the first time as West, similarly to Trump, had no training in law, public policy or politics.

Others said the video showed just how out-of-touch Kanye was with what the office of the president meant and were worried that voters will jokingly choose the rapper, which would take votes away from the truly legitimate candidates.

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Many took issue with the heavy religious theme of the video, calling Kanye out for not understanding freedom of religion or the fact that the state is not supposed to favour one.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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