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Does our good sis Lizzo have a hidden talent?!
The rapper-singer hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live on April 16th. Not only did the cast have fans laughing throughout the night, but so did the 33-year-old star.
“My name is Lizzo, and, yes, I’m shocked I have clothes on too,” she joked as she started her opening monologue.
She also addressed the rumors surrounding her dating history.
“I read a lot of gossip online that I’m dating every white boy in Hollywood,” Lizzo said, acknowledging the rumors. There have been allegations that she has a love relationship with Chris Evans, the Captain America actor.
In the first skit, Lizzo was cast as Nicole, a challenging participant on a hypothetical trivia show with Chris Redd and Ego Nwodim.
Even when she answered questions poorly, she confronted Kenan Thompson’s game show host Clint and demanded reward money. The musician laughed first when her character asked to be the “new Mayor of Game Town.”
“The first thing I’m doing is putting us in better hotels with an espresso machine,” she said.
In the second skit, Lizzo, Aidy Bryant, and others transported audiences back to the early 2000s, when the Black Eyed Peas released their smash songs “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
Music producers played by Lizzo and Bryant attempted to persuade the pop music group to integrate more innovative concepts into their music throughout the sketch. When the Peas ultimately suggest adding the meme-worthy “Mazel Tov, L’Chaim” line to the snappy track, Lizzo laughs again.
Lizzo’s flute, nicknamed Sasha Flute by the musician, also appeared in a sketch in which Lizzo auditions for a flautist position with an orchestra.
However, Lizzo’s character cannot demonstrate her talent when the conductor requests her to play without twerking.
During the evening, the music superstar performed twice. Lizzo began her set by introducing herself and singing “About Damn Time,” her most recent hit.
Lizzo’s mother introduced her for her second performance, and she played a new song, “Special,” off her upcoming album of the same name, which will be released on July 15.
During a final Beanie Baby-centric sketch, Lizzo brings it home with one more laugh.
She and Andrew Dismukes, who play a married couple, talk about vacation ideas and how they’ll make a living off the claimed value of their Beanie Babies. However, just as Dismukes is about to topple the plush animal-filled shelf, Lizzo breaks character and laughs as talks to the toys.
Did you watch Lizzo’s appearance on SNL? What was your favorite skit?