The 29-year-old comedian shared in an interview with HOT 97 that he felt underappreciated on the hit sketch comedy show.
“You go where you’re appreciated,” Jay said. “They put people into boxes. Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery too… I’m not a ‘yes n—–.’ That’s not me.”
“If you really noticed, for the last year and a half, they didn’t do any Obama sketches,” Jay said. “I was like, ‘Just let me do my character and we’ll be fine.’ [They] didn’t want to do that.”
Watch Jay Pharaoh‘s full interview below.
Jay Pharoah Reveals Why He Was fired from ‘SNL’ – HOT 97