Kanye West ‘Praying’ for Issa Rae after ‘SNL’ Dig

Kanye West is seated while meeting with President Donald Trump and others in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington Trump Kanye West, Washington, USA - 11 Oct 2018 (Credit: Shutterstock)

Kanye West has responded to Issa Rae’s joke about his struggling presidential campaign, saying his “heart goes out” to the actress.

West’s comment came Sunday morning after Rae ripped the rapper on Saturday Night Live.

The Insecure star served as guest host this weekend on the NBC sketch comedy series. During a segment about the upcoming election, Rae said she plans to vote for “everybody Black,” just not West. “Kanye? F- him!” she said.

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West either watched the sketch or heard about it and fired back at Rae and SNL.

“I’ve always said SNL uses Black people to hold other Black people back,” he tweeted. “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 Tweet about Issa Rae

This past summer, CNN reported that West was getting help from Republican operatives in his third-party presidential bid, in an alleged scheme to siphon Black votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“Thankfully the Trump team is showing their cards that the real force driving Kanye West to run is not people but Trump,” state Rep. David Bowen, a Democrat who represents Milwaukee, told the network. “This is clearly a targeted effort by Republican operatives to cause confusion and problems for typically Democratic voters on election day.”