Kanye West has said he is praying for actress Issa Rae after the “Insecure” star mockingly spoke of his presidential campaign during her appearance on Saturday Night Live.
In the sketch, Kenan Thompson played a talk show host interviewing characters played by Rae and Ego Nwodim. Rae’s character insisted that she would vote only for Black candidates.
When asked about her choice for presidential candidate, between Donald Trump, Joe Biden and West, she responded, “Kanye? F him!”
West took to twitter to respond to the comments, accusing SNL of using black people to attack other black people.
“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.”
He tweeted, “I know that the twenty years of service that I’ve paid in the entertainment field has furthered our ability to be more successful.”
The rapper’s campaign has been mired in controversy since announced it with a tweet on July 4, with accusations that his presidential bid is only a scheme backed by Republicans in order to siphon votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Daily Mast