Pete Davidson, Kanye West and D. L. Hughley (Photo credit: Birdie Thompson/PA Images/Sipa USA)

(Photo credit: Birdie Thompson/PA Images/Sipa USA)

Comedians Rip On Kanye West Rants; Leaves Social Media...Again

October 8, 2018

It's been a week since Kanye West's backstage rant on Saturday Night Live, and the subsequent backlash that chased him through social media. As a result, West has deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

This is not the first time West had left social media. The last time he deactivated his Twitter for about a year, only returning to the platform in April 2018. He then moved over to Instagram and until recently, used the video feature quite heavily.

Before cutting his Twitter account for the second time, West posted the 13th Ammendment of the Constitution should be abolished. Online critism was swift as the amendment ended slavery.

In his words, West said "This represents good and America becoming whole again.  We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs.  We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment."

In another tweet, West elaborated on his prior tweet "The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals,"

"Not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment," he adds

During a clip from his radio show, comedian D.L. Hughley spoke out when it came to his reaction to West's tweets.

"[Kanye] is a tremendously gifted artist and producer," Hughley begins, "but I defy anybody to write a song so dope that it makes me forget slavery and the brutality of it. Ain’t no music that good and no performer is that great and no words are that powerful."

"He keeps doing this thing where he minimizes slavery and puts an asterisk on it without understanding what he’s saying," he adds. "Keep your mouth off slavery. There are some things you cannot say. Slavery is a blot on this country that we’ll never recover from, and you keep making light of it for whatever dumbass project you got coming out."

Watch more of D.L. Hughley's reaction to Kanye West, here...

On SNL's second episode of the new season, cast member Pete Davidson commented on the show's Weekend Update segment to voice his thoughts on last week's musical guest.

"What Kanye said after we went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve ever seen here." Davidson said, "And I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern."

At the end of the skit, Davidson wore a red baseball cap, similar to the infamous MAGA hats donned by Trump and West's custom hat. Davidson's hat read "Make Kanye 2006 Again."

Watch Pete Davidson's skit on Saturday Night Live, here...