D.L. Hughley has issued a public response to the latest remarks from the artist formerly known as Kanye West, who told his nearly 16 million Instagram followers on Wednesday that he “used to defend” the comedian “back when he had work.”
As IG-refreshing fans will note, Wednesday morning saw Ye share a pair of posts directed at Hughley, whom the Donda and Donda 2 artist previously told “I can afford to hurt u” when responding to comments made about him and Kim Kardashian during a recent DJ Vlad interview.
“This grown ass man picked this outfit out himself Is he influential or under the influence???” Ye said in the first Hughley-centered post on Wednesday. In another post, Ye shared a screenshot of a Hughley feature on the Wendy Williams Show from June of last year, including the aforementioned defense claims in the caption.
“Funny thing is we’ll probably end up being friends… I used to defend this n***a back when he had work…. Like nah he funny...you just gotta watch it 1 trillion more times to get it,” Ye said.
Hours later, Hughley shared multiple tweets directed at Ye, again going the route of mocking mental health.
“When you say you had to explain my jokes to people, are these real people, or the ones you keep in your head?” the former D.L. Hughley Breaks the News host said in one tweet. In follow-ups he mentioned the Kardashian family (“do you know how horrible you gotta be to make a #Kardashian date a white man?”) and “Pete’s Peter.” He also defended his style choices by advocating for the use of “a Macy’s card.”
Davidson was also mentioned this past weekend amid Hughley’s response to Ye’s aforementioned “I can afford to hurt u” threat, with the Original Kings of Comedy star telling fans “it’s just too bad that you acting like a nut won’t stop [Pete] from bustin one.”
The larger Ye x Kim x Pete controversy, meanwhile, was the subject of an extended Daily Show segment this week during which host Trevor Noah shared a personal and cautionary take. See more here.