Jordan Peele, who wrote and directed the smash hit horror flick, joked that he's getting started on a followup after the rapper referenced the film in a Twitter post.

By Mike Miller
April 25, 2018 05:30 PM
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Get Out fans might have Kanye West to thank for a sequel.

Jordan Peele, who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning horror thriller, joked that he’s getting started on a followup after the rapper referenced the film in a Twitter post.

“Do this look like the sunken place,” West, 40, asked fans, along with a photo of the inside of his cavernous house.

The sunken place is a reference to the 2017 horror film Get Out, in which (spoiler alert) a white family uses mind control to steal the bodies of black men. It’s visually represented as deep, dark hole in the mind where the victim becomes trapped, unable to speak or control the body.

The hypnotic state also functions as a metaphor, as Peele explained on Twitter. “We’re all in the Sunken Place,” he wrote last March, later adding, “The Sunken Place means we’re marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us.”

Fans on social media have jokingly postulated that West has been trapped in the sunken place as a member of the Kardashian family.

But in a video for Elle published in March, his wife called the reference “dumb.”

“It’s like, people are so f—ing dumb and stupid,” she said about the meme.

Peele was nominated for three Oscars and took home the award for Best Original Screenplay, making history as the first African-American to win the honor.

Jordan Peele (L) and Kanye West.
| Credit: Kris Connor/Getty; Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic

Meanwhile, West has been on a tweeting storm of late. After explaining why he’s cut ties with his managers and enthusiastically discussing his Yeezy apparel company on Wednesday, the 40-year-old rapper seemed to show some support for President Donald Trump.

“You don’t have to agree with trump [sic] but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother,” he wrote. “I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

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A short while later, West said that he had spoken to his wife Kim Kardashian West about his previous tweets.

“My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone,” he wrote. “I don’t agree with everything Trump does. I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.”