‘SNL’ recap: Lizzo hosts, sings, raps and performs the flute

No matter what her hit single “Rumors” says, “Saturday Night Dwell” host and musical customer Lizzo had a message this weekend for viewers: All the rumors swirling spherical about her personal life aren’t true.

“I do must sort out some rumors,” the singer and rapper talked about all through her opening monologue. “I’ve heard an entire lot of gossip on-line that I’m relationship every little white boy in Hollywood. They assume I’m amassing members of One Route like Infinity Stones.”

“I even heard a rumor that I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ child,” she talked about. “I don’t know the place that one started. It could very properly be the TikTok I did the place I discussed, ‘I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ little one.’ It’s referred to as manifesting!’”

Whereas pulling double duty on this week’s installment of the sketch comedy sequence, the Grammy winner acted, sang, rapped, twerked and carried out the flute. She moreover had some encouraging phrases for members of the viewers, collectively along with her mom — who helped introduce her as musical customer later throughout the current.

“As soon as I purchased the choice to host ‘SNL,’ I was pretty nervous, and I do know that’s stunning, on account of I’m the one who talked about, ‘I merely took a DNA examine. Appears I’m 100%’ — you acknowledge the music,” she continued. “Properly to be completely reliable, I’m really like 50% that b—, 10% boss b— and 40% flute-playing band nerd b—.”

“At every current, I inform my viewers the an identical issue, and I’ll inform y’all too: I such as you,” she talked about. “You’re beautiful, and you’ll be able to do one thing. I’m residing proof of that. I used to remain in my vehicle, and now I’m up proper right here web internet hosting ‘Saturday Night Dwell.’”

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Listed beneath are some additional highlights from Saturday’s present. (Warning: Just a few of the flicks beneath embrace profanity.)

Bowen Yang wants viewers a contented — and freaky — Easter

Stable member Bowen Yang led an Easter-themed chilly open as a result of the one and solely Easter Bunny, with some help from Dr. Anthony Fauci (Kate McKinnon), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecily Sturdy), New York Mayor Eric Adams (Chris Redd), Elon Musk (Mikey Day), Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman), Jared Leto (Kyle Mooney) and Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson).

“Good day, all people! It’s really me, the Easter Bunny,” Yang talked about in a chipper tone.

“Each that, in any other case you’re at Coachella and the shrooms are kicking in. … It’s Easter — a.okay.a. warmth Halloween — and I won’t be most likely essentially the most A-list trip character, nevertheless I’m the freakiest: man-sized bunny with no backstory. Who’s he?”

Lizzo reveals off her fluting and twerking talents

All through one musical sketch, strong member Mikey Day carried out a stuffy conductor of a symphony orchestra in need of a flutist. Lucky for him, renowned flutist — and twerk-ist — Beverly Gags (Lizzo) was correct throughout the nook.

“The truth is, the one technique I can play the flute is that if I’m twerking,” Lizzo’s character instructed the pretentious conductor.

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“Two years prior to now, I couldn’t play any units. Then in some unspecified time in the future closing summer season, the ice cream truck pulled up, and I heard that jingle. That beat had my physique transferring in methods through which made me actually really feel extremely efficient — like I would do one thing, even play the flute. And the rest is historic previous.”

A studio session with the Black Eyed Peas

In a throwback to 2008, “SNL” reimagined how a recording studio session of the Black Eyed Peas hit “Development Development Pow” might have carried out out.

Yang, Sturdy, Redd and Kenan Thompson starred throughout the sketch as members of the Black Eyed Peas — but it surely certainly was Lizzo who stole the current as a music producer defending Fergie’s well-known rap verse from the music.

Lizzo brings down the house with ‘About Rattling Time’ and ‘Explicit’

“Girls and gents, me!” Lizzo launched sooner than taking the stage for an upbeat and vibrant effectivity of her latest single, “About Rattling Time.”

Later, she slowed points down for a heartfelt, extremely efficient rendition of her self-love anthem “Explicit.”

“In case no individual instructed you instantly, you’re explicit / In case no individual made you think about, you’re explicit,” she belted whereas rocking a hot-pink costume with a billowing put together.

“Properly, I’ll on a regular basis inform you an an identical, you’re explicit / I’m so glad that you just’re nonetheless with us / Broken, nevertheless rattling, you’re nonetheless wonderful.”

Lizzo dethrones Thompson as ‘Mayor of Gametown’

One different “SNL” episode, one different recreation current sketch hosted by Thompson — nevertheless this time it was the contestants that gave this technique’s longtime “Mayor of Gametown” a run for his money.

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“OK, in order that they give you somewhat bit go properly with and some blue taking part in playing cards and now you’re the Mayor of Gametown?” talked about Lizzo, having fun with a contestant who challenged Thompson.

“I’m the model new mayor, and the very very first thing I’m doing is putting us in a better lodge with an espresso machine.”