Pete Davidson Clowns Kanye’s Off-Air ‘Saturday Night Live’ Rant
Kanye West’s pro-Trump rant after his performance on Saturday Night Live last week only cemented his place in the sunken palace. Some have since shaken their head in defeat accepting the college drop-out Kanye they loved is no more. That, however, didn’t stop SNL writers from using the impromptu moment as material for the next week’s skit.
Saturday night (Oct. 6) SNL’s own Pete Davidson spoke on West’s bizarre rant during Weekend Update.
“What Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve seen here, and I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern,” Davidson said.
Davidson said writers toyed with the idea of having Michael Che talk about it but came to the conclusion that Che is black and Davidson is crazy, which is the kind of approach needed.
“Then Kanye said that Democrats broke up black families with welfare and that slavery’s not real,” Davidson said. “You know how wrong about politics you need to be for like me to notice? Do you know how annoying that is? Like Kanye is a genius, but a musical genius. Like Joey Chestnut is a hot dog-eating genius, but I don’t want to hear Joey Chestnut’s opinions about things that aren’t hot dog-related.”
SNL alum Chris Rock recorded West while sitting in the audience and could be heard snickering in the background. During Keenan Thompson’s appearance on Late Night With Seth Myers, the Emmy award-winning actor said West held the cast hostage, which explains some of the expressions on their faces.
“I felt so bad for those guys because it’s hard to stand there and not be able to debate somebody who’s going so far against your personal opinion as well and just stand there and take it.”
Davidson ended his segment donning Donald Trump’s infamous red cap that instead stated “Make Kanye 2006 Again”
Peep the segment below.