Kanye West’s Tweets Are Fatal in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Donald Glover" Episode 1744 -- Pictured: Donald Glover during 'A Quiet Place' on Saturday, May 5, 2018 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)
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Kanye West’s tweets cause the deaths of four characters in a classic “Saturday Night Live” horror-movie spoof during Donald Glover’s dual stint as host and musical guest May 5.

In the parody of “A Quiet Place,” entitled “A Kanye Place,” Glover, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett and Cecily Strong are stalked by a monster in a cornfield, but can’t keep quiet when they see Kanye’s tweets.

“Kanye is a distraction. We should only talk about what’s important,” Bryant said.

“Like how to survive the monsters,” Bennett pointed out.

“But also the midterms. Because what’s happening with that?” Bryant said.

Rage-fueled outbursts over West having a signed Make American Great Again hat and West being at Chrissy Teigen’s baby shower with Jesse Tyler Ferguson caused the monster to come for Thompson and Strong, respectively. But even as they were sucked into the trees, Glover, Bryant and Bennett were unable to look away from West’s Twitter account, noting he just released a new track.

“I’ve got earbuds,” Glover said.

“Then cue it up, bitch,” Bryant responded.

Soon red lights came on in the woods, signaling an emergency.

“I know,” Glover said. “Kanye was just on TMZ and he said slavery was a choice.”

Eventually, Glover was the only one left standing. But as he was the one who started it all, of course he couldn’t survive either. Overstimulated by watching West’s appearance on TMZ while listening to “Lift Yourself” — and admitting that “poopity scoop” grows on you — the monster came for him, too, in the end.

West himself tweeted his approval on Sunday afternoon:

Watch “A Kanye Place” below:

At around midnight, simultaneous to but separate from the show, Glover dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America” that veers between comedy, commentary and surrealism. Filmed in a large warehouse, the video features a shirtless Glover dancing comically between scenes that alternate between humorous (his dancing and facial expressions) and disturbing (he pulls out an assault rifle and shoots both a hooded captive and, apparently, a gospel choir). In the video’s closing moments, SZA (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) makes an appearance, sitting on a car and looking briefly at the camera.

“Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.