(AllHipHop News) In 2017, Chance The Rapper scored good reviews for his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. The "Wayne Thanksgiving" sketch starring and co-written by the Chicagoan collected over a 1 million views on YouTube.
Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, and Beck Bennett joined Chancelor in the skit where local residents tell Bruce Wayne that Batman was too forceful with the citizens in their neighborhood. Kevin Hart also did a superhero parody during his SNL episode later that same year.
“Kevin Hart had to try and come on two weeks later and reproduce my sketch but with Batman as a black man in a routine police stop. Who at the end, gets arrested for actually having cocaine. To which I say, ‘Where’s the political statement? What are you saying?'" expressed Chance on Pitchfork's In Sight Out podcast.
He continued, "I give one where I say, ‘Okay, here’s Batman as a regular citizen.’ He’s a vigilante. We put all these dope lines in it. We wanna use terms like ‘excessive force’ and certain cool things. We have the sketch all put together. And it gets whittled down and watered down but you still get a dope piece. You still get a community upset about how this criminal justice is being enacted on them disproportionately. And you get to understand that Batman is focusing it on one specific group of people. And it’s not too in your face."
Chance later brought up real-life police interactions with black men, such as the deadly Philando Castile shooting in Minnesota. The 24-year-old entertainer questioned why that "unjustified" dynamic of the American justice system was not part of Hart's "Captain Shadow and the Cardinal" sketch.
"I don't have a problem with K-Hart. That's my guy, but I had to get that off my chest," added Chance.