Another thing G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West and President Donald Trump have in common? They apparently can’t take a joke, especially when it comes from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” This week, a line from “Insecure” star Issa Rae clearly went under Yeezy’s skin.
Kanye Says He’s Praying for Issa Rae
Issa Rae hosted ‘SNL’ this week, and in one skit — while playing a lawyer from the NAACP — she made fun of Ye running for president. Kanye – clearly offended – tried to take that combination of high road and condescending in a post-broadcast tweet.
“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” -Kanye West’s Twitter
In the sketch, Issa’s character said she would blindly vote for anyone Black – with the exception of Kanye for president.
In the sketch, which featured SNL host for the evening Issa Rae along with Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim, the imaginary talk show Your Voice Chicago asked about election candidate choices. Rae slammed the chances of Kanye West as president. She said, “Kanye? F him!” The remark followed her saying she would vote for everyone Black, a play on her remarks at the 2017 Emmys, when she said she would root for everyone Black. (Deadline)
Kanye Goes To London, Ignores COVID Rules
As always, Yeezy is doing things his own way without regard for anyone else’s rules. The Chicago rapper/producer recently traveled to London and proceeded to ignore COVID-19 quarantine protocol.
Can’t Tell Him Nothing
Citizens who are caught in London breaking COVID regulations can be subject to fines of up to £1,000 (about $1,300 in US dollars). That might be less than his daughter North West‘s allowance, so Kanye probably isn’t worried about it.
“I’m confused. If I went on a holiday to america and just come back to the UK, England, on Friday, I have to quarantine for what 10-14 days right? But Kanye West and his daughter can just jet in and walk around London and go to fashion shows???”
Presidential Candidate Kanye May Be Exempt
Here’s a twist, though: Certain roles and occupations have been deemed exempt from the standard quarantine rules when traveling internationally. Kanye could qualify for that exemption since he is technically an active candidate for President of the United States.
Jobs that qualify for travel exemptions: Diplomatic missions, international organisations and conferences applies to – Members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the UK, officers, servants or representatives of international organisations, representatives at an international or UK conference granted privileges and immunities, and their families or dependents. This includes representatives of international organisations who are travelling to the UK on official visits, for example to attend negotiations. You will not need to complete the passenger locator form. (UK Gov)