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Issa Rae Took Sharp Aim at Kanye’s Slavery Comments in Her CFDAs Monologue, in Front of Kim

Yikes.

Last night, Issa Rae hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, where she gave a monologue that took sharp aim at Kanye West’s “slavery is a choice” comments to TMZ. “I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black — only when it’s convenient,” she said. Then the kicker: “That joke was my choice, just like slavery.” Kanye wasn’t on hand to hear her joke, but his wife, Kim Kardashian West, sure was; she received the inaugural Influencer Award. To quote a new Kanye song: Yikes. Given that Rae was also the first person of color to host the show, she celebrated making history by wearing a belt with the words “Every nigga is a star,” the title of the Boris Gardiner song famously sampled by Kendrick Lamar in his To Pimp a Butterfly opener.

Issa Rae Took Sharp Aim at Kanye’s Slavery Comments at CFDAs