VIDEO: Jay Pharoah’s VMAs Kanye West Impression — See Kim Kardashian React!

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Jay Pharaoh Kanye West VMAs

By Daniel Gates


Jay Pharaoh Kanye West VMAs


Jay Pharoah did his Kanye West impression at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, delighting, to varying degrees, audience members Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

The “Saturday Night Live” star portrayed West as an egomaniacal, ranting braggart of the highest order, going so far as to announce, “My videos cure ALS!”

West has previously impersonated the rapper on “SNL.” Those sketches often feature Nasim Pedrad as Kardashian, in a fake talk show bit t called “Waking Up With Kimye.”

Pharoah, while not the evening’s host, made repeated appearances on stage, each time coming out as a new persona. In addition to West, the comedian took on Jay Z (who was later in the audience to support wife Beyonce), and Drake.

Pharoah is well known for his impressions. He’s done stand-up acts taking on everyone from Chris Rock and Will Smith to President Obama. Something tell us, though, West probably won’t be good-humored about the representation.

But how did West’s real-life wife and sisters-in-law react to the over-the-top impression as they watched it live? Well, Pharoah certainly got the trio’s attention. He also managed to get some little laughs from Kardashian, too.

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