"You go where you're appreciated. If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like 'You're so talented, and you're able, and they don't use you and it's unfair and it's making us feel bad.' Because they don't use you and you're a talent ... They put people into boxes. Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I'm a little fiery too," Pharoah said during an interview on Hot 97's "Ebro in the Morning" on Thursday. "I'm not a yes n----. That's not me."
Pharoah explained that his speaking up on behalf of women like current cast member Leslie Jones was the catalyst behind the firing.