Fans of Deadpool recently launched a petition demanding that the foul-mouthed, box office-conquering Marvel character – and not Ryan Reynolds, the actor who portrayed him on the big screen – host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. After the Change.org petition reached 68,000 signatures, Reynolds released a video that explains why Deadpool can’t host SNL while also spoofing leaked audio of Kanye West‘s recent backstage outburst.
“Listen up Lorne Michaels, SNL took my fucking Life of Pablo album without asking. Now I’m bummed,” Deadpool says in the “leaked audio.” “That and Rip Taylor, fake ass,” a nod to the rapper calling Taylor Swift the same thing. Later in the audio, Deadpool gloats, “I’ve got the biggest opening rated R movie of all time” and “I’m 50 percent more influential than MC Hammer, Apostle Judas Iscariot, the KIA Sorrento, 10 percent more influential than Barbara Bush, the Muppets, Bob Newhart. 60 percent more influential than the iPhone 5, shredded cheese and Dr. Ruth.”
After a two-week break, Saturday Night Live returns March 5th with host Jonah Hill (and not Deadpool) as well as musical guest Future.Watch the latest Twitter feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.