Kanye West and Issa Rae appear to be in a bit of a feud. The tiff started not long after the comedian poked fun at the recording artist on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live.
According to E Online, the sketch that started the fight had to do with the upcoming election. In the skit, Rae played a representative from the NAACP, appearing on a talk show hosted by Kenan Thompson’s character.
The comedian said she was “voting for everybody Black.” The one-liner was a reference to her real life red carpet interview at the 2017 Emmy Awards. Rae said she was “rooting for everybody black.”
Back in the sketch, Rae said, “for too long, our people’s voices have not been heard. It’s our duty to stand together and take our power back.” However, when Thompson’s character brought up Yeezy, she responded, “Kanye? F him!”
Meant as a joke about the recording artist’s running for president potentially helping President Donald Trump, Kanye didn’t see the humor. Not long after they broadcast the sketch, he took to Twitter to respond.
Kanye West Doesn’t Find The Funny
The recording artist started by saying Saturday Night Live itself is a problem for Black people.
“Ive always said SNL uses black people to hold other black people back,” he wrote. “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.”
For some reason, Kanye included an apparent Google search of Rae. The search included images of the actor and comedian. However, he didn’t make it clear why he included the image in his tweet.
Later on in the evening, he retweeted a post saying Adele is next week’s host. That was also apparently some sort of insult aimed at Rae, though it’s not clear what the intent really way.
Followers Call Him Out
If the recording artist expected to find a great deal of his support after his swipe at Rae, it didn’t land like he wanted. While there were some who felt like he had a point, others appeared outraged over his going after the actor.
“Something is seriously wrong with you Kanye,” one Twitter user posted. “Issa Rae is a wonderful, conscious, ‘woke’ African American actress. She gives back and is respected by her peers and fans alike. You on the other hand are the opposite, you loose[SIC] more of our respect with each tweet.”
However, in the same thread, one poster mounted a defense of Kanye.
“I love Issa but going at someone cause its popular to do is wack,” they wrote. “But its comedy so ain’t that big a deal. But it does make me side-eye ‘woke’ people who just follow popular opinion without doing the research to see if that individual should be dragged & canceled.”