During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, comedian Jay Pharoah performed a little impersonation of Kanye West.
But, you don’t mess with Yeezus.
Pharoah’s impersonation didn’t sit too well with Kanye West, and he decided to go on a little rant at Budweiser’s Made in America festival in Philadelphia at the end of last month. According to Kanye, he called up Jay Pharoah and confronted him with his approach to the mocking segment.
Kanye wasn’t having any of the laughs, because in his mind what the seems to think he contributes to the world is a lot greater than your average person and he should be praised at all times.
At least that is the way his comments come across.
“I called Jay Pharoah right after the MTV awards. I said, ‘I appreciate your show, but let me tell you about my story. Let me tell you about what I went through to get to that position.’ So we ain’t gonna have no black comedians going onstage spoofing the people that’s working hard, and helping the next man out,” West said, according to the Daily Mail.
“They want to make a joke out of how hard we work. It’s fine and all funny and everything, but don’t distract from our vision. It’s not a joke what we do up here. This music that we do is not a joke. What we do culturally is not a joke..
“For me to be in a very publicized interracial relationship is not a joke. It’s something that should be treated with respect cause we’re all in this together.”
Someone needs to work on Kanye about getting a sense of humor. Perhaps ask him if he likes fish sticks?
Anyways, Kim Kardashian didn’t seem to upset with Pharoah’s segment, so someone go get Kanye a tissue.
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— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) August 25, 2014