A 2007 'SNL' Skit Might've Inspired Kanye West To Interrupt Taylor Swift's 2009 VMAs Speech

A skit where Kanye would interrupt award shows has resurfaced from 2007, two years before his infamous VMA's incident came to life. 

With information spilling out of the internet every day it's normal for some moments to get lost in cyberspace. One in particular happened to be the moment Kanye West and the writers of Saturday Night Live predicted his infamous VMA's incident with Taylor Swift.

Over the weekend, Seth Meyers popped in as host and shared the details in his opening monologue. The comedian spent over 10 years on the show (as a writer and later a cast member) before moving on to Late Night with Seth Meyers. Throughout his tenure, a ton of legendary memories were made (Weekend Update, Di*k In a Box, Stefon) but given Kanye's recent blanket of consciousness, Meyers decided to share a 2007 sketch that mirrored a very insane 2009 reality.

"We pitched him a sketch wherein he would interrupt award-show speeches, saying they had made a mistake and he should have won," Meyers said in his opening monologue about the sketch above. "And Kanye said, 'That's hilarious because I'd do that.' Which is good self-awareness."

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The sketch was literally everything you'd predict it to be and was largely inspired by West's previous interruptions at MTV's Europe Music Awards and Video Music Awards. Some of the interrupted award shows were the Kids' Choice Awards, the Nobel Prize and a state fair because he was bummed his pumpkin (filled with champagne) didn't win.

"That whole time I was telling you that story, you thought it was based on him interrupting Taylor Swift," Meyers continued. "That hadn't happened yet. Kanye did a sketch about how crazy it was he interrupted speeches. And then two years later, he was at an awards show and thought, 'I should do it again.'"

Ironically, the 2007 skit also included LeBron James, who hopped on stage with Drake over the weekend during his LA Scorpion tour stop.

He also recalled working with President Donald Trump on a few skits, specifically one from 2004 when he played Meyers’s father in a sketch. “Most people have a shot of themselves with the President framed. I did not,” he quipped.

The puzzling story has been told a few times by Meyers on his show and the skit has lived on Vimeo for three years. The Kanye-related jokes continued on Weekend Update when he joined Colin Jost and Michael Che to bring back his classic "Really" segment.

Meyers' most zing worthy joke had to be when he pointed out how "black people and white supremacists were betrayed at the same moment" when Kanye and Trump hugged in the Oval Office.

Enjoy the many laughs above.

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

D.L. Hughley joined Chappelle for dinner and commented on R.Kelly and the forthcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, which outlines sexual assault allegations against the late singer.

"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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Andre 3000 Stars In New Space Thriller 'High Life'

A new space thriller is coming to theaters this year. Andre 3000 will star in the new film alongside Twilight's Robert Pattinson in High Life, and the first trailer looks pretty intense.

The feature focuses on a group of criminals who are coerced into a mission to travel towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source. They are also forced to undergo sexual experiments while in outer space. The 2-minute preview features Pattinson and Andre 3000 as they struggle to survive on the spaceship.

High Life originally premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. 2018. It received positive reviews from numerous film critics.

"High Life is as visually arresting as it is challenging, confounding, and ultimately rewarding - which is to say it's everything film fans expect from director Claire Denis," Rotten Tomatoes said of the film.

The film is written and directed by Claire Denis. High Life will hit theaters on Apr. 12. Watch the new trailer in the video above.

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