Last week, a popular Change.org petition asked Saturday Night Live to recruit Deadpool (played by actor Ryan Reynolds) as a future host. Over the weekend, Reynolds took to YouTube to explain why Deadpool would certainly not be making an appearance on SNL and the explanation involved a lot of references to Kanye West.
Warning: What follows is predictably not safe for work.
“Listen up, Lorne Michaels,” Reynolds said at the start of his message. “SNL took my fucking Life of Pablo album without asking. Now I’m bummed… It’s been seven years since X-Men: Origins, fuck this shit. I’ve got the biggest opening rated R movie of all time. Are they fucking crazy? I’m 50% more influential than MC Hammer, Apostle Judas Iscariot, the KIA Sorrento… 10% more influential than Barbara Bush, the Muppets, Bob Newhart. 60% more influential than the iPhone 5, shredded cheese and Dr. Ruth.”
In case you don’t get what he’s talking about, he’s referencing Kanye West’s recent backstage rant at SNL in which he declared himself 50% more influential than Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, Apostle Paul and “every other human being.”
Unlike Kanye, however, Deadpool did have a moment of humility in his rant when he conceded he was 7% less influential than the Urban Dictionary.
Check out the whole thing below.