Lizzo Takes On Double Duty As Host & Musical Guest Of “Saturday Night Live”

Lizzo gave audiences a first listen to her upcoming album’s title track.
After the arrival of “About Damn Time,” on Friday, it’s likely that Lizzo is feeling on top of the world – but that’s not all that the “Truth Hurts” singer has to brag about on her very busy weekend roster.

Last night (April 16th), the Detroit native appeared on Saturday Night Live, not only as the evening’s musical entertainment, but also as the host, performing a heartfelt and hilarious open monologue, and acting in some skits before singing her heart out to her latest arrival, as well as a previously unheard song.

In one of the evening’s comedy shorts, Lizzo joined cast members Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Bowen Yang, and Cecily Strong to reimagine a “hypothetical Interscope studio session,” as Complex puts it.

The skit poked fun at musical group the Black Eyed Peas, who spent 26 consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart back in 2009 thanks to their hit tracks “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.”

While Thompson, who takes on the role of Will.i.am sings along to the former’s “boom boom boom” beat, the actor playing their producer says, “[those are meant to be] temp lyrics describing the beat of the track.”

“Yeah, you were supposed to replace them with your own lyrics – you know, like words,” Lizzo chimed in, earning a laugh from the crowd.

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