The "9-1-1" and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star referred to DeBose’s viral BAFTAs rap during an acceptance speech on Saturday.
"Apparently, gay Twitter seemed to like it," the actor said. "So that’s good. I’ll take it.”
The Oscar winner got hate for a rap about all the female nominees at the awards show, which included the cryptic line, “Angela Bassett did the thing.”
"This is the time to get in the fight, and it starts on a local level," the actor said.
The actor is quickly becoming the award show guest most likely to go viral.
The Oscar winner hailed Broadway's recent push to feature more diverse talent on stage and behind the scenes in her opening monologue.
New Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host this year’s Tony Awards.
The "West Side Story" star turned visibly emotional as she acknowledged the historic significance of her win in her acceptance speech.
"CODA" triumphed with a history-making win at the end of an unusually chaotic ceremony.
"I’ve been on Broadway... like, the sidewalk,” McKinnon deadpanned,