Last week, Brendan Gleeson brought the stupid and Colin Farell together for his Saturday night live hosting debut. The Banshees by Inisherin Star joined the Please Don’t Destroy crew in their first new skit of the season, Chloe Feinman fake Andrew Dominicis strange, controversial, and heavily fictionalized Marilyn Monroe biopic Blondand Bowen Yang, Andreas Dismukesand Mikey Day made fun of the Try Guys scandal video. Last night, rapper and powerhouse Megan Thee Stallion made their hosting debut and performed as a musical guest.
At just 27 years old, Megan Pete (known by her main stage name, Megan Thee Stallion) has gone through many incredible highs and unimaginable lows. In a profile with The Cut, the Texan native opened up about navigating intense fame and shedding layers of her personality for her latest album traumazine. Honesty is what the hotties (as her fans call themselves) appreciate most about the rapper, though Megan claims she’s never been more honest than on her new album. “I love this album because I feel like I’m the only one talking. It’s only Megan. I don’t have to be someone else,” adding, “I have to tell my own story the way I think it should be told. I cannot leave my destiny in the hands of others.”
Known for chart-topping hits like “Hot Girl Summer” and “Savage,” the three-time Grammy winner always knew she wanted to rap, but wasn’t sure what her parents would think of her career choice. After learning about her passion for performing, her parents quickly became her biggest cheerleaders. Although both her parents have died (her father died when she was 15 and her mother died of brain cancer in 2019), they remain her greatest inspiration. She continued in her interview, “I had the coolest parents in the world and I just want to be a good mix of both.”
She may have won the Best New Artist award at the 2021 Grammys, but she has many passions outside of rapping. In 2021, she graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration. In another interview, she explained her future medical plans. “I really wanted to be a hospital administrator, but I knew I still wanted to be Megan Thee Stallion,” I continued, “I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to open an assisted living facility and they’re using money, that I earn by rapping to open it. Then I leave it to my classmates.” The singer has been very outspoken about mental health and what it means and was sure to highlight her mental health website, Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too, which features a number of helplines and support centers while they SNL Monologue.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Megan also has plans to expand her acting career. She played Tina Snow (one of her many alter egos) on an episode of Starz P valleyand recently surprised many Marvel fans when she appeared as herself in an episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer. Next, she plays alongside Nathan Lane, Megan Mullallyand Bowen Yang in the A24 musical comedy Damn identical twinsWritten by UCB comedians Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp.
Let’s revisit some of the best moments from the October 15 episode Saturday night live. Live from New York, it’s Megan Thee Stallion!
Ah, deer! (Sorry, had to.) You know, when you see something in the distance and you’re trying to point it out to someone and they just can’t see it, and you want to scream? This is what happens when this proud dad (Kenan Thompson) visits his daughter’s (Megan Thee Stallion) secluded cabin. When his daughter and her friends (James Austin Johnson, Devon Walkerand Molly Kearney) spot a deer in the yard, the father does his best to spot it, but he just can’t. Don’t even bother pointing it out, he won’t be able to see it. Patience is lost, tempers flare and things get ugly and fuzzy. Also, Megan can’t quite hold back her laughter.
4. Women’s Charity
The leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. The holidays will be here before you know it. But don’t let that excitement distract you from what really matters: the brutal hardships many women face this time of year. That’s right, we’re talking about single women who need a worn, oversized men’s hoodie so they don’t freeze to death. Don’t even suggest a blanket or coat. It simply does not work.
3. We were brought
There’s nothing worse than having a friend invite you out somewhere and then totally dumping you when you get there. That’s exactly what happened to these three strangers (Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang and I Nwodim) as soon as they arrived at the party. What do you do when you need to start a conversation? There’s no way it can go smoothly. How many nods and nervous smiles can one person do before exploding?
2. January 6 Closing Hearing – Cold Open
The Uprising on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 is one of the most disturbing moments in our country’s history. Over a year later, talks and hearings are still going on to determine whether or not donald trump would have to testify. SNL tackled the last hearing at the Cold Open Kenan Thompson hold court as committee chairman Benny Thompson Next Heidi Gaertner how Liz Cheney, whom Bennie shockedly referred to as his “best friend.” Other members of the bipartisan committee are Jamie Raskin (Mikey tag), Adam Schiff (Michael Langfellow), and Adam Kinzinger (Andrew Dismukes). But the best part of this sketch was when it showed some shots of what it was like in the bunker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumerboth played by Chloe Fineman and hilarious Sarah Sherman, respectively. Seriously, Sherman as Senate Majority Leader is something you didn’t know you needed.
1. Please do not destroy – Wellness
In recent years, many people have realigned their priorities and many are paying more attention to their health. Martin Herlihy, Ben Marshalland John Higgins of the trio Please Don’t Destroy take their self-care very seriously. And it really pays off. You have legitimately never felt better. To quote John, he feels “fuego”. But even if they think about it for more than a second, they feel really, really bad. How do these three guys still work?
On October 29, musicians Jack Harlow as host and musical guest in a double pack!
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