Ryan Reynolds Spoofs Kanye West’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Rant After Fans Petition for Deadpool to Host the Show

Ryan Reynolds, in character as Deadpool, spoofed Kanye West’s Saturday Night Live backstage rant in a new video shared on Facebook on Friday, February 19.

In the NSFW video, Reynolds, 39, indirectly addresses the online petition that fans started to get Deadpool to host Saturday Night Live. The Change.org petition already has almost 70,000 signatures — but the profanity-filled video reveals that the superhero isn’t a likely candidate to host the NBC show.

“Listen up, Lorne Michaels,” Deadpool says in the video, addressing the show’s creator. “SNL took my f–king Life of Pablo album without asking. Now I’m bummed. That and Rip Taylor. Fake ass!”

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Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Joe Lederer/ Twentieth Century Fox

The rant spoofs the audio of West’s similar backstage tirade, which leaked online on Wednesday, February 17. During his tantrum, the 38-year-old rapper, who just released his highly anticipated album The Life of Pablo, says, “Look at that s–t. They took my f–kin’ stage off SNL without asking me. Now I’m bummed. That and Taylor Swift. Fake ass!”

“I’ve got the biggest opening rated-R movie of all time,” the superhero continues. “Are they f–king crazy? I’m 50 percent more influential than MC Hammer, Apostle Judas Iscariot, the KIA Sorento. Ten percent more influential than Barbara Bush, the Muppets, Bob Newhart. Sixty percent more influential than the iPhone 5, shredded cheese and Dr. Ruth. Seven percent less influential than the Urban Dictionary!”

Kanye West
Kanye West on Nov. 14, 2015. GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Deadpool broke several box office records with a $135 million opening weekend.

Watch the hilarious video above, and tell Us if you would watch Deadpool on SNL!

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