Lizzo Makes History With 'SNL' Debut
| LAST UPDATE 04/18/2022
On April 16th, Lizzo became the first host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live to ever introduce themselves. "Ladies and gentlemen, me," the singer laughed. Just a few hours after the episode aired, she took to Twitter with lost to say. And with good reason. Here's what went down.
"My name is Lizzo, and, yes, I'm shocked I have clothes on, too," she kicked off the hosting gig with a joke. "I read a lot of gossip online that I'm dating every white boy in Hollywood. They think I'm collecting One Direction members like Infinity Stones […] It could have been the TikTok I did where I said, 'I'm pregnant with Chris Evans' baby.' It's called manifesting," she teased, referencing the viral confession she made about the Captain America actor.
The Truth Hurts singer also discussed the 2019 song that became a smash hit and helped her career expand. In the track, Lizzo sings about how she took a DNA test, and it revealed she was "100% that b****" But during her hilarious speech on SNL she clarified the truth (pun intended). "I'm really like 50 percent that b****, 10 percent boss b****, and 40 percent flute-playing, band nerd b****." The 33-year-old continued, "Tonight, we're going to make history!" she said. "That's right, we're going to break the record for the amount of time (expletive) is said on live TV!" Ironically she admitted, "I hate cussing in front of my mom," who was sitting in the crowd, "Hey, Momma!"
April 17, 2022
But her monologue wasn't the only show-stopping performance the singer gave that night. She was a double-duty host that night, meaning the lucky star got to be both the host and musical guest that evening. Lizzo took the SNL stage to sing some of her new songs, About Damn Time and Special, from her unreleased forthcoming album Special, which is the first record she will drop since her 2019's release, Cuz I Love You. The album is set to drop on July 15, and honestly, we cannot wait to see what else Lizzo has in store for us. Stay tuned.