Saturday Night Live called out Kanye West for his anti-Semitic social media posts, and in the process dragged Lenny Kravitz into the drama.
“Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che each took a swipe at the rapper, who now goes by the name Ye.
“Kanye West’s anti-Semitic tweets were condemned by the Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance. Just say Lenny Kravitz!” Michael Che said to laughter from the SNL audience.
Then Colin Jost chimed in.
“After Kanye West’s social media posts, Elon Musk tweeted, ‘Talked to Ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart,'” Jost explained. “Welp. That settles it. If there’s one thing we all trust Elon with, it’s successfully reading another human’s emotional cues.”
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For anyone not up to speed on Kanye’s latest antics, the rapper was locked out of Twitter AND had his Instagram account restricted earlier this months after a string of anti-Semitic outbursts.
On Oct. 8, the hip-hop mogul was blocked from using his Twitter account a short time after he posted anti-Semitic comments, including a tweet saying he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
Twitter replaced the post with a message saying: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”
Kanye hadn’t posted on Twitter in nearly two years, but he returned to the platform when Instagram placed a restriction on his account for using similar hate speech.
The restriction came after the rapper posted private messages allegedly sent by Diddy, who asked him to meet and “stop playing these internet games.” Kanye responded by accusing Diddy of working for “the Jewish people,” according to The Cut.
The “Power” rapper’s comments in the since-deleted posts drew widespread condemnation just days after he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt at Paris Fashion Week sparking backlash.