Kanye West surprised his audience at the star-studded Donda 2 listening event in Miami on Tuesday, when he sampled Vice President Kamala Harris’ viral ‘We did it, Joe’ moment on a new track.
West, 44, who now goes by the moniker Ye, used audio from a video posted by Harris on Twitter on November 7, 2020, in which she calls her running mate, President Joe Biden, to congratulate him on his joint election victory.
During Tuesday’s much-delayed live performance at LoanDepot Park, Harris’ voice filled the air as a cohort of dancers dressed in black outfits and helmets waded in a pool of water around a replica of the artist’s childhood home, with West pacing nearby and dancing occasionally to the beat.
Kanye West took a swipe at VP Kamala Harris by featuring her viral ‘We did it, Joe’ moment on a track during his Donda 2 listening event in Miami on Tuesday
Harris famously called her running mate Joe Biden in November 2020 to congratulate him on his election win, saying, ‘We did it, Joe’
The vice president’s clip was tacked onto a track titled Louis Bags, which was performed by rapper Jack Harlow.
It is unclear why exactly West chose to feature Harris’ video, except apparently to mock the Democrat, whom he has criticized in the past.
In the clip, an overjoyed Harris tells Biden on the other end of the line: ‘We did it. We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next president of the United States.’
The short video has been viewed more than 50 million times and has been retweeted more than 545,000 times.
West briefly ran for president in 2020 and was a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump.
The short video went viral on Twitter and has been viewed more than 50 million times
Harris’ voice from the November 2020 recording was heard at the top of the track ‘Louis Bags’ performed by Jack Harlow (pictured)
Fans tuning in to West’s concert online reacted with incredulity to the Harris jab.
‘Why did Kanye just sample Kamala Harris wtf is this’ one confused commented wondered.
Occupy Democrats, the left-wing advocacy group, hit out at West for his ‘apparently mockery’ of the vice president.
‘RT IF YOU THINK KANYE IS AN IGNORANT FOOL!’ the group tweeted.
Harris was not the only celebrity to get trolled during West’s Miami listening event introducing his new album, Donda 2.
The rapper also sampled a clip from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s Saturday Night Live monologue, in which she praised his as a ‘talented, legit genius,’ but he conveniently left out the second part of her bit, in which she joked that she divorced her husband of seven years because of his personality.
West, 44, also trolled his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, by featuring a portion of her Saturday Night Live monologue (pictured), in which she praised his as a ‘legit genius’
West did not miss a chance to take multiple swipes at Kardashian’s new boyfriend, SNL comedian Pete Davidson, by poking fun at Kim’s concerns for his safety
West also did not miss an opportunity to take swipes at Kardashian’s new boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson.
In the song Eazy, which was released last month, West rapped, ‘God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a**.’
The following song, titled Security, included lines about putting someone’s ‘security at risk’ – an apparent reference to Kardashian’s leaked text messages expressing concern that West’s social media outbursts directed at Davidson were endangering the 28-year-old SNL cast member.
The livestreamed performance of Donda 2, which featured Alicia Keys, Migos and Pusha T, was delayed by more than two hours, leaving fans antsy.
When the show finally got under way, West raised eyebrows he was joined on the stage by Marilyn Manson, who is facing multiple credible sexual assault.