‘SNL’ Star Jay Pharoah Whips Out Jay Z Impersonation During MTV VMAs (Video)

The comedian made fun of the rapper for his parenting techniques

The MTV Video Music Awards didn't have a host this year, but “Saturday Night Live” star Jay Pharoah lent a helping hand in the comedy department by whipping out his killer Jay Z impersonation.

Pharoah — whose comedic armory is also loaded with Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and President Obama impressions — ripped the rapper, who refers to himself as Hova, for his parenting techniques, and joked about a new line of “premium cough syrup” called “Hovatussin.”

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“It's available at local pharmacies and strip clubs,” Pharoah said during his bit (below).

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Pharoah appeared on stage several times during the evening to promote the Artist to Watch award, which was being chosen by fans in a vote that remained open throughout the broadcast.

Fifth Harmony, a girl group known for hit song “Miss Movin On,” ended up securing the award.

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