by Jessica Lane
November 20, 2017
Photo by NBC/SNL
Ever heard of De-Von-Tre? And no, it’s not Jodeci’s long, lost cousin. Chance The Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd joined forces on SNL last Saturday to beg Barack Obama to come back and be our president again.
The result? Everything you could ever hope and wish for in a 90s R&B video.
Read below and see EXACTLY what we mean:
Are those suits custom made? Please tell me those suits were custom made. Or maybe K&G had a clearance sale? The wide leg pants with the pleats. God has graciously delivered us from the Steve Harvey suit and we never want to look back.
Why did we tolerate all this conversation on a song? And more importantly, why does the big, thick guy always have to tell us how we did him wrong and why we need to do better? Token Big Guys matter too, don’t make them always do the dirty work.
And lastly, why is it always raining in these videos? We’re black. We don’t even like the rain. Yet, you would have us believe the WHOLE entire group is outside, in their finest of polyester blends, dripping Black Magic oil sheen with no wave cap? I think not!
Honestly, we’ve never heard truer words spoken about a world without our President Barack Obama.
“Every night, I turn the TV on and cry / I say why, I feel like we’re all gonna die / So come back, Barack/Even though it’s not allowed / We want you back somehow / I need you in my life / So come back, Barack / We didn’t know what we had / Now things are looking bad / Like really bad, like world war bad, like nuclear bad / So come back, Barack.”
Congratulations Chance The Rapper for doing an amazing job hosting SNL! Two black hosts? Back-to-back? On SNL? Maybe there’s still hope for a Barack come-back. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
TELL US: What did you think of De-Von-Tre? Are you downloading the album?