Former White House communications director Omarosa Manigault Newman appointed herself the butt of about 50-11 running jokes when she got on board with then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
So when black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosted Monday night’s 49th annual NAACP Image Awards, he would have been remiss in not taking a jab at one of Black America’s most disappointing figures. After all, he was leading one of the largest annual events held by the nation’s longest-running civil rights organization.
So he got straight to it in his opening remarks.
“Even Taylor Swift and Kanye West agree they hate Omarosa,” Anderson said shortly after taking the stage.
But Newman wasn’t the only questionable public figure on Anderson’s hit list. He also had a few words for singer and actor Tyrese, who was excessively candid on social media about his child custody battle.
After feigning empathy for the entertainer, Anderson went on to mock the Fast & Furious actor’s emotional Instagram videos.
“What more do you want from me?” Anthony said mocking the 39-year-old’s recorded dramatics.
“You know what I want from you, Tyrese? I want you to wipe that Viola Davis snot bubble off your face,” Anderson joked about his friend.
After then voicing his confusion over why Tyrese felt compelled to lie about Will and Jada Smith giving him $5 million, he had a question for Tyrese, who later admitted he was on psychiatric medication during the time he made the videos.
“I got a message for you, Tyrese; what more do you want from Will?” Anderson yelled in faux frustration.