EXCLUSIVE: Jay Pharoah Discusses Kanye West Phone Conversation & Meeting Jay Z (VIDEO)
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(AllHipHop News) Jay Pharaoh has become one of the leading comedic voices in the country. Thanks to his impressions on Saturday Night Live of notable Hip Hop artists like Kanye West and Jay Z, Pharoah has skyrocketed to national stardom.
The 26-year-old Virginia native is now going from playing rappers on TV to officially becoming one.
Pharoah is set to drop his Resurrection mixtape next Tuesday, which will be premiered on AllhipHop.com. In preparation for the release of the rap project, the YouTube sensation sat down with AllHipHop.com's CEO Chuck Creekmur to discuss his relationship with the two emcees Pharoah is famous for imitating - Jay and Kanye.
Earlier this month Kanye used one of his infamous on-stage speeches to address Pharoah's Yeezus impression at the MTV Video Music Awards. Ye told his concert audience he spoke to the comedian about his routine immediately after the VMAs.
“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’,” said Kanye. “I ain’t making it a ‘Black or White thing’ right now, but I’m telling you if you see a Black guy anywhere, he had to work 12 times as hard. So we ain’t gonna have no black comedians going onstage spoofing the people that’s working hard to open doors not only for Black people, but any creatives.”
Pharoah reveals exactly how that conversation with Kanye went. He also discusses the first time he met Jay Z and the one celebrity who has a problem with his impersonation.
Watch Jay Pharoah's exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com below.