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Jay Pharoah

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Jay Pharoah, who was known for doing impressions of Jay-Z and President Obama on “Saturday Night Live”, says he was let go from the show because he says “Im not a yes ni**a”.

During a recent interview, Pharoah revealed that he spoke up about getting more Black women on as writers and cast members, which seemed to be a challenge for the show. He also said the producers weren’t too happy about him turning down roles in certain sketches… including one in which he was asked to wear a dress.

Jay Pharoah was a talented actor on Saturday Night Live and contributed a lot to the show. The fact that they kept him in a box doing impressions was such a missed opportunity for him to branch out with different characters.

Check out Jay Pharoah in Jamie Foxx’s new comedy series “White Famous” on Showtime.