It doesn’t shed any light on the circumstances surrounding his Saturday Night Live exit, but Jay Pharoah has taken to Instagram to acknowledge the situation for the first time.

Pharoah posted a pic last night with fellow former cast member Taran Killam, and SNL’s Vanessa Bayer, with the caption “My fam for life,” followed by three smiley faces.

My fam for life 😊😊😊

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NBC confirmed Monday that both Pharoah and Killam would not be returning for the new season and that the six-season veterans were leaving to pursue other opportunities. Killam tweeted about his exit the next day, and in an earlier interview on website Uproxx, indicated that the decision to end his run on the NBC late-night show caught him by surprise. Pharoah was the show’s resident Barack Obama.