Drake and “SNL” cast member Leslie Jones; Dana Edelson/NBCDrake showed off his musical and comedy chops on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, pulling double duty as host and musical guest.
In addition to performing the songs “One Dance” and “Hype” from his new album Views, the 29-year-old singer and rapper appeared in several sketches.
During his opening monologue, Drake complained about the many memes popping up on the web spoofing his “Hotline Bling” music video, as well as his facial expressions. In a song called “More Than Just a Meme,” he croons, “Feels like I’m in a bad dream, ’cause I got turned into another meme. I just wanna scream that I’m more than just a meme,” as some of them appeared on the screen.
In another bit called “Drake’s Beef,” the artist has had it with the SNL cast disrespecting him and vents his frustration in a rap.
The Toronto native also poked fun at his Canadian roots in a sketch called “Black Jeopardy.” Posing as a contestant named Jared, he’s pitted against returning champion Amir and another contestant named Keeley — played by SNL cast members Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata, respectively — and answers all of his questions incorrectly.
Host Darnell Hayes, played by Kenan Thompson, takes a light-hearted jab at the rapper towards the end of the sketch, declaring, “Look, no good rap comes from Canada, OK?” and claims to have never heard of Drake.
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