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Make Kanye 2006 again

The above clip from SNL is funny, but it’s also not. It’s Pete Davidson, a favorite of mine on the show, talking about Kanye’s involvement in politics and how it really doesn’t make any sense at all.

“Last week’s Saturday Night Live premiere took a turn after musical guest Kanye West unspooled a rambling, pro-Donald Trumpspeech. While S.N.L. did not air West’s rant, social media was replete with video of West talking about how Democrats had a conspiracy to make black fathers leave their families and promote welfare, amongst other curious reflections.

During this week’s episode, which was hosted by Awkwafina, Pete Davidson took to “Weekend Update” to talk about West’s rant. Davidson said that that while some in the audience might have expected Michael Che, who is black, to address the West incident, Davidson is “crazy” and “we both know which side of Kanye is at the wheel right now.” Davidson shared how uncomfortable and awkward he felt during Kanye’s post-episode rant, and included some video evidence of himself creeping off the stage during the diatribe.

West has said that he is bipolar; Davidson said that being mentally ill isn’t an excuse to be a “jackass.” He ended the segment by saying he just wants West to “make Kanye 2006 again,” while donning a hat with the same message.”

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