Trevor Noah has responded to Kanye West who called him a racial slur.
The 38-year-old South African comedian took the high road as he commented on an Instagram post by the 41-year-old West on Wednesday night in which the rapper called the comedian a ‘k**n’, resulting in a 24 hour suspension of his account.
Noah had previously expressed concern for Kim Kardashian, 41, and said West’s feud with his estranged wife was ‘terrifying to watch’ on The Daily Show, which resulted in Kanye calling him a ‘k**n’.
However Noah approached the situation with compassion, leaving a comment underneath the post telling the rapper: ‘It breaks my heart to see you like this.’
Showing compassion: Trevor Noah took the high road when responding to Kanye West, after the rapper called him a racial slur in an Instagram post on Wednesday; Pictured in 2021
The television host began his lengthy comment writing, ‘Damn, here we go again, everybody sayin’ what’s not for him…. There are few artists who have had more of an impact on me that you Ye.’
‘You took samples and turned them into symphonies. You took your pain and through the wire turned it into performance perfection,’ he praised the Donda hitmaker.
‘I thought differently about how I spend my money because of you, I learned to protect my child-like creativity from grown thoughts because of you, s**t I still smile every time I put on my seatbelt because of you,’ he continued.
Kind: The South African comedian, 38, approached the situation with compassion, leaving a comment underneath the post telling the rapper, 44, ‘It breaks my heart to see you like this’
‘You were a serious rapper who also knew not to take himself seriously. You effortlessly brought comedy into music and made us all smile while we rapped along.’
Noah continued, saying he didn’t care about Kanye roasting Kim’s new boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, except that he doesn’t see it leading him down a good path.
‘You’re an indelible part of my life Ye. Which is why it breaks my heart to see you like this. I don’t care if you support Trump and I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do however care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain.’
Concerned: The television host expressed concern for Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, writing, ‘I’ve woken up too many times and read headlines about men who’ve killed their exes, their kids and then themselves. I never want to read that headline about you’; Kim pictured in 2020, Kanye pictured in 2022
The political commentator then touched on the dangerous turn that domestic family disputes can take if they turn violent.
‘You have every right to fight for your family. But you have to know the difference between that and fighting your family. I’ve woken up too many times and read headlines about men who’ve killed their exes, their kids and then themselves. I never want to read that headline about you.’
‘If you’re just joking about it all and I’m an idiot for caring, then so be it. But I’d rather be the idiot who spoke up and said something to you in life, than the cool guy who said nothing and then mourns for you in prison or the grave,’ he said.
Regarding Pete: ‘I don’t care if you roast Pete. I do however care when I see you on a path that’s dangerously close to peril and pain,’ Trevor added in regards to Kim’s beau Pete Davidson, 28
Noah also touched on the racial slur Kanye used against him. ‘Oh and as for K**n… clearly some people graduate but we still stupid.’
‘Don’t ever forget, the biggest trick racists ever played on black people was teaching us to strip each other of our blackness whenever we disagree. Tricking us into dividing ourselves up into splinters, so that we would never unite into a powerful rod.’
At the end he was able to laugh the situation off. ‘I can’t front though, K**n Baya is also funny as s**t.’
He wrapped up his thoughts in a positive statement, saying, ‘Look after yourself my brother. Hopefully one day we’ll all be laughing about this.’
Kanye’s Instagram account has since been reinstated and all his posts have been deleted from his account.
Addressing the slur: Noah also touched on the racial slur Kanye used against him. ‘Oh and as for K**n… clearly some people graduate but we still stupid’; Pictured in 2019