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- 05/13/12--10:56: Usher Performs On SNL, Appears In Digital Short [VIDEO]
- 10/21/12--13:09: SNL (Awesomely) Spoofs 2nd Presidential Debate [VIDEO]
- 11/18/12--08:49: Saturday Night Live Spoofs Katt Williams [VIDEO]
- 12/10/12--10:37: Viewers Call Jamie Foxx's SNL Appearance "Racist" [VIDEO/PHOTOS]
- 02/10/13--12:36: Justin Bieber Hosts SNL, Apologizes For Smoking Weed [VIDEO]
- 03/03/13--09:18: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform "Thrift Shop" On SNL [VIDEO]
- 04/14/13--06:49: Miguel Performs "Adorn"&"How Many Drinks?" On SNL [VIDEO]
- 05/29/13--15:20: A Better Look At the Nike Air Yeezy 2 "Red" [PHOTOS]
- 10/16/13--11:24: Eminem To Appear on SNL In November
- 11/01/13--14:55: Black Women On Saturday Night Live "Will Happen" Says Creator
- 11/04/13--13:28: Eminem Says He Didn't Lip-Sync On SNL But Did Use Vocal Track
- 12/13/13--05:30: Saturday Night Live Held Secret Black Comedienne Audition [PHOTOS]
- 01/19/14--06:13: Watch All The Drake On Saturday Night Live Skits [VIDEO]
- 01/19/14--06:49: Drake Performs “Trophies”&“From Time” On SNL [VIDEO]
Saturday Night Live has been lagging on most of their sketches lately, but their musical performances are still on point. This weekend, Usher hit the SNL stage to sing his singles "Climax," and "Scream." Funny man Will Ferrell hosted the lackluster episode, but thankfully Andy Samberg made up for the lull via the show's 100th Digital Short.
Usher popped up in the spoof about taking self-pleasure to a whole new level, as did Justin Bieber. Check it out the hilarious clip after the jump.
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Saturday Night Live was on point during last night's episode, hosted by Bruno Mars. The sketch comedy show opened with an utterly amazing spoof of the second presidential debate.
Making fun of reports that CNN moderator Candy Crowley played favorites during the verbal match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the piece hit every nail on the head.
From the moments where it appeared that the two candidates were going to come to blows, to Romney's five point plan, SNL touched on it all.
Among the most hilarious quips was the question on Libya in which the Republican candidate claimed that the president failed to classify the Benghazi strike as a "terrorist acts." During the actual debate Crowley discredited Romney's allegations, and the SNL sketch showed the former governor pleading with the moderator not to make him look bad. "Candy no, no, no! Candy c'mon! Candy please!" he said, as Obama brushed the dirt off his shoulder.
There was even a scene where Tagg Romney pretended to protect his father by asking to fight the president, plus several examples of Obama's suave disposition with everyone from audience members to Crowley herself. Pure comedic gold.
Peep the video below.
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Last night, Rihanna was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The Bajan Pop singer, Chris Brown buddy and prolific Instagram user hits the stage twice, performing her single "Diamonds" and a new song called "Stay."
You've surely heard "Diamonds" already while "Stay" is a piano chord filled power ballad (as far as Rihanna vocals go). Recently, who is on the "We Found Love" singer's album—that would be ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on a song called "Nobodies Business"—has been making as much news as the project itself.
Rihanna's new album, Unapologetic, will be in stores on November 19th. Watch the "Diamonds" performance below and "Stay" on the next page.
What did you think of Rih Rih's performances?
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Once Saturday Night Live starts spoofing you, you've officially "made it." Unfortunately for Katt Williams, being mimicked on the long-running sketch comedy program came for all the wrong reasons.
The comedian has made headlines for numerous arrests, and public outbursts, the most recent of which occurred Friday (Nov. 16). As previously reported, Williams showed up to his show in Oakland, Calif. but gave fans less than what they paid for. He told s few jokes, then threatened to attack and audience member, before cutting his set short.
Since SNL is short of black cast members, Jay Pharaoh was commissioned to play the role of Williams on last night's episode. Of course Pharaoh looks absolutely nothing like the comedian, but his impression was spot on. Aside from the boring but obligatory "pimp" and "raggedy b-tch" lines, Pharaoh sounding exactly like Williams, earns him major points.
Check out the sketch below.
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In his opening monologue, the Oscar winner asked and answered the rhetorical question “How Black is that?” From Jay-Z's small stake in, but big influence over, the Nets, to President Obama, and mention of Foxx's forthcoming Django Unchained flick, he covered it all. “I got a new movie coming out, Django, check it out…Django Unchained, I play a slave. How Black is that? In the movie, I have to wear chains. How whack is that? But don't be worried about it, because I get out [of] the chains, I save my wife, and I kill all the White people in the movie. How great is that? And how Black is that?”
There was also a B-tch What's The Answer? skit helmed by Foxx who played a game show host repeatedly cutting off the contestants (one of which was a woman), by yelling out “B-tch what's the answer?”
Viewers also took issue with a skit where two White cast members mimicked Japanese people, which also featured Foxx at the end, as well as the Texas native playing a Hostess Ding-D0ng-turned-rapper.
Another sour spot was a digital short starring Kenan Thompson who played a pimp, selling Christmas trees.
Before long the comments started to roll in: “This
@SNL skit is probably racist,” tweeted one viewer.
The show as a whole got people pretty upset, but Foxx's comment about killing all the White people in his new film caught some flack. “Just learned tonight that Jamie Foxx is a racist P.O.S. so I decided not to watch any more of his movies.
#SNL,” wrote another person, while someone else pegged the entire show as being terrible on all levels.“Wasn't Saturday's SNL the worst, most unfunny, most racist and sexist episode EVER? Made me almost feel dirty just to watch.”
But not everybody was upset about the show. One person (sarcastically?) noted that the episode wasn't politically correct, which is exactly what he expected. “SNL X BLACK HOST = EXTRA RACIST BAD SKITS
SNL has a reputation for offending and amusing, but just in case you want to decide for yourself, see Foxx's monologue below, plus click through some shots of some of the skits, and a few angry tweets.
Remember when Kendrick Lamar was just considered an underground rapper? The secret has been out about the Compton rapper's rhyme talents, and last night he was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice."
After a quick intro from host Adam Levine of Maroon 5, while rocking all black (including a black bubble vest and "Compton" skully), Kendrick jumped into a performance of "Swimming Pools (Drank)" backed by a live band and DJ. When he returned to perform "Poetic Justice" he removed the winter gear and rocked a black t-shirt and gold chain while performing the Scoop DeVille produced song, without its featured guest Drake.
No coincidence or surprise in the song selection. Both are from his critically acclaimed debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city. The T-Minus produced "Swimming Pools (Drank)" was recently certified platinum. As for the Janet Jackson sampling "Poetic Justice," Lamar hopes to get Michael Jackson's sister to appear in the video to make the cypher complete.
While in New York, the former K. Dot swung through Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97 and dropped a mean freestyle over some classic instrumental.
Watch Kendrick Lamar perform "Swimming Pools (Drank)" below and "Poetic Justice" on the next page.
Bieber played the president of the Miley Cyrus Fan Club, and gave his apology while still in character. "Miley you're seriously my favorite singer of all time. You're light years better than that douche Justin Bieber," he said.
"I heard he still has his baby teeth. I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he's really sorry about it and that people make mistakes and he's never gonna do it again."
This is the first time that the 18-year-old has come right out and admitted to lighting up, after a photo of him with a blunt in his hand leaked online. Young Money rapper, Lil Twist, has been blamed for his friend's decent into Snoop Dogg's territory.
For his first time in the SNL driver's seat, Bieber was both the host and musical guest.
Check out his Mary Jane admission below.
Over the past few months we've seen Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ascend to a higher plateau in their careers, and last night the duo achieved yet another feat by gracing the stage at Saturday Night Live. Breakout hit "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, and follow up single "Can't Hold Us," accompanied by Ray Dalton, were the rapper-producer combo's songs of choice.
Be on the look out for the latter, which will reportedly hit regular radio rotation next week. See the footage of both performances below.
Looks like the mainstream is starting to catch up on Miguel. The R&B crooner was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night.
The 27-year-old hit the stage sporting sunglasses and a leather jacket to set off a funky rendition his hit single "Adorn." When he returned, the singer performed the falsetto friendly "How Many Drinks?," which is the next proper single from his Kaleidoscope Dream album.
The aforementioned project was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban Contemporary category this year but lost out to Frank Ocean's channel ORANGE. Recently, Miguel covered VIBE magazine and also took a fatal L in J. Cole's video for "Power Trip." That's just about the only time a case of the latter can still result in having a good week.
Watch Miguel perform "Adorn" below and "How Many Drinks?" on the next page.
UPDATE: The Nike Air Yeezy 2 in the red colorway will release on June 18 and will be limited to 1000 pairs. Tickets to cop a pair will hidden in that Yeezus album you can't pre-order. Hope you know Yeezy...
A few weeks ago, Hip-Hop Wired gave you a look at Kanye West's red colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 2. Word has since spread, and to tell the truth, you're probably one of many folks saving their pennies for the long-rumored release.
Sneaker heads grew more anxious when West sported the shoe during his Saturday Night Live performance.
Today, we receive a better look at some of the shoe's subtle details courtesy of Nike fiend jsusneaks. This includes an exotic glow in the dark effect, which is perhaps the most appealing revelation.
If you haven't notice, West has already propelled the anticipation for a shoe that has yet to be confirmed for public release. He wins.
We still won't back West's "the Yeezys jumped over the Jumpman" claims, but the Air Yeezy 2 is certainly one of the most sought after shoes in sneaker culture.
In any case, these are certified heat. Feel free to get a better look at the sneaker in the gallery below.
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Drake hosting Saturday Night Live included double duty with him performing a pair of songs during each of his musical sets. The YMCMB rapper kicked renditions of “Started From The Bottom,” “Trophies,” “Hold On We’re Going Home” and “From Time.” Under a red spotlight, Drizzy performed his hit “Started From The Bottom.” Near the song’s conclusion, […]
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