Kanye West’s Jonah Hill & “21 Jump Street” Post Gets Response From Directors

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had some comical responses on Twitter to the Chicago rapper’s bizarre post.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Kanye West’s Jonah Hill & “21 Jump Street” Post Gets Response From Directors

Kanye West's return to Instagram, thanking Jonah Hill in the film 21 Jump Street for making him "like Jewish people again" got a response from the film's directors. Moreover, it was a pretty weird and still incredibly tone deaf post that caused many to clown or further criticize him. Still, as many fans pointed out, he could've said much worse. "Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again," the Chicago rapper wrote. "No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people. No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you."

Furthermore, both Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who directed the film) had cheeky, brief, and comical responses to Ye's proclamation. "Um... thanks for watching?" Miller tweeted with a screenshot of the post in question. On his end, Lord retweeted and replied to a tweet asking if there's anything the directing duo can't do. "Laughter is the best medicine," Phil commented in response. However, Hill hasn't spoken on that message yet, presumably because he doesn't have social media.

"21 Jump Street" Directors Respond To Kanye West

Of course, it was only a matter of time before Kanye made some form of a comeback on social media, if only in the literal sense. He's been laying relatively low for the past few months, with his most discussed behavior being his paparazzi interactions while out with wife Bianca Censori. While he's not making the explosive and combative statements that sent public goodwill through a downward spiral, this seemed backhanded to many out there. More than that, it doesn't indicate any understanding of wrongdoing, although it's the typical Gram antic from the Yeezy mogul at this point.

Meanwhile, Amber Rose and Julia Fox both shared their experiences dating the 45-year old on the latter's Forbidden Fruits podcast. Moreover, they discussed his tendency to make everything about him, whether it's playing his music all the time or being the most well-known person in the room. Regardless, it's clear that some of that attitude translates into him believing his Jonah Hill shout-out was warranted. Check out Miller's response below and, for the latest news and updates on Kanye West, stick around on HNHH.

Ye's Jonah Hill Shoutout Gets Response From Phil Lord & Christopher Miller


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.