‘SNL’ recap: Megan Thee Stallion as host and musical guest

Megan Thee Stallion played dual roles as hot host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Alongside powerful performances of “Anxiety,” “NDA,” and “Plan B” from her second studio album, “Traumazine,” the hip-hop sensation showcased her acting skills in several skits that took viewers from STEM school to the Girls Hospital .

“Most of you know me as Megan Thee Stallion, but…I have more than one name,” Megan Thee Stallion said during her opening monologue.

“We have Tina Show, the H-Town hottie’s hot trainer. And if you’re one of my many, many haters, I’m probably – uh – that B-. But that’s okay, because even my haters aren’t entirely wrong… I’m just so b—” (Warning: Some of the following videos contain expletives.)

Saturday marked the Grammy winner’s third appearance on the long-running sketch comedy show. In 2019, Megan Thee Stallion made her “SNL” debut with musical guest Chance the Rapper before returning as a musical guest herself, urging viewers to “protect black women” the following year.

“There’s so much more to me than meets the eye,” the recording artist continued in her monologue.

“For example: I’m a really good actress … I also graduated from Texas Southern University last year with my college degree. … Finishing college while pursuing a rap career isn’t easy, and I did it while releasing song after song and touring the world. So now I can have another name: Megan the b – that needs some sleep.”

Here’s a selection of highlights from Megan Thee Stallion’s SNL hosting debut.

Cold open parodies final hearing on January 6th

This week’s cold open rigged the committee’s ninth hearing on Jan. 6 examining the post-election attack on the Capitol. Cast members Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Andrew Dismukes and Michael Longfellow portrayed various members of the committee and presented their closing statements.

“Jan. 6 was one of the most dramatic and momentous moments in our nation’s history,” said Thompson as committee chairman Bennie Thompson. “To fight back, we assembled a team of monotonous nerds to create a PowerPoint presentation.”

Megan Thee Stallion heals basics at the hot girl hospital

In one of the most popular skits of the night, Megan Thee Stallion provided hot girls to patients in need of a “bad b—” makeover.

“From Shonda Rhimes and the top commenters on Shade Room Instagram, it’s ‘Hot Girl Hospital,’ the tale of three everyday heroes who make their community glow one dusty chick at a time,” one narrator recited.

Substitute teacher offers master class on racism

Another sketch showed Megan Thee Stallion as a student in an honors physics class led by a substitute teacher who clearly didn’t understand the assignment.

“I don’t care what you’ve been told your whole life,” said the sub, played by Ego Nwodim. “You are not stupid. You are not a lost cause. Maybe everyone in your life thinks it’s high school, then the streets, then jail. But not me. When I look at this room, I don’t see any thugs. I don’t see any dummies. I see a group of young people whose only mistake was being born the wrong color in this country. So yes, you can be stupid today. But what you are tomorrow starts right here in this class.”

“Miss, this is an honors-level physics class,” Megan Thee Stallion’s character informed the teacher. “This is a STEM school. … We all had to take a college test to get in here.”

Look dad, a deer!

Megan Thee Stallion couldn’t help but break character, giggling during this absurd sketch starring Thompson as the father who can’t see a deer – no matter how many times his daughter tries to point it out to him from the window.

A sensible thing

Forget abandoned puppies, this heartbreaking digital short urged audiences to support an even more worthwhile cause: single women who have split from their boyfriends ahead of cuff season.

“Right now there are millions of cool boyfriendless women sitting in their very drafty apartments,” Nwodim said at the beginning of the fake ad – set to a dramatic rendition of “Hallelujah” sung by Thompson.

“You can help,” Gardner said. “For as little as $1 a day, you can offer huge, shrunken men’s sweatshirts to single girls who freeze easily.”

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Sarah Ridley

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