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EXCLUSIVE: Jay Pharaoh Stands Up for ’SNL’ Castmate Leslie Jones: 'People Need to Leave Her Alone'

by Alex Ungerman 6:05 PM PDT, August 28, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Jay Pharaoh Stands Up for ’SNL’ Castmate Leslie Jones: 'People Need to Leave Her Alone'

Jay Pharoah is sticking up for his friend.

The outgoing Saturday Night Live star defended his castmate, Leslie Jones, to at the 2016 MTV VMA carpet on Sunday, after the 48-year-old comedian recently fell victim to online harassment, a website hack, and nude photo leak.

"That is my friend, people need to leave her alone," Pharoah, 28, told ET's Carly Steele. "She is a sweet, funny, talented person, and she has been in the game since I was born."She started doing comedy when I was born — so that was '87."

WATCH: Leslie Jones' Website Hacked, Nude Photos and Personal Information Leaked

"She deserves all of her success for real," Pharoah added.

Meanwhile, Pharoah also busted out one of his famous rapper impressions, taking the time to walk us through how he impersonates 39-year-old musician Kanye West.

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"Kanye West always sounds like he's drowning, you know what I am saying?" Pharoah said before letting out a hilarious Yeezy gasp. "It's like there is a pool around him."

Hard to argue with him, it's pretty spot on!

Watch the video below for more on Jones' website hack.

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