Drake will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on this weekend’s episode, which also is SNL‘s first original broadcast of the new year.
Drizzy, who also will be performing on the sketch comedy show, offers fans a look at his acting chops in the newly-issued promo for the show, which also stars Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah.
“Well, you know I was on a Canadian soap opera back in the day,” he says, referring to his role on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
The rapper then gets into character while reciting a dramatic scene: “No, you broke my heart and now I’m reduced to the saddest boy in all of Toronto… You know what? Not even Toronto. I am the saddest boy in all of Canada..”
The episode airs this Saturday, January 18 at 11:30 p.m ET on NBC.
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