New York, NY – With a brown McDonald’s bag by his facet, Kenan Thompson took on the function R. Kelly for Saturday’s (March 10) chilly open Saturday Night Live. For this specific episode, the lengthy operating comedy sketch present tackled Kelly’s dramatic interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.
At the start sketch, Thompson’s character asks to be known as “sufferer,” however Leslie Jones (who performs King) refuses. From there, she jumps into her line questioning, which incorporates asking why he agreed to the interview within the first place.
“Because folks assume I’m some variety a monster,” he replies. “I’m right here to take away all that. My lawyer was telling me no, however my ego — it was telling me sure.”
Throughout the sketch, the SNL writers persistently mock Kelly for his perceived lack intelligence, one thing his former lawyer Ed Genson talked about in a latest interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s not very brilliant,” Genson stated.
Elsewhere within the skit, Thompson’s character periodically breaks into music, bringing the interview to a halt. During the unique CBS interview, Kelly jumped out his seat and needed to take a break to regain composure, which Thompson expertly recreated.
Jones’s character additionally brings up the $161,633 he owed in unpaid little one assist in addition to the damning Lifetime documentary, Surviving. R. Kelly.
Twitter, course, had its opinions on the sketch.
Check out some the reactions beneath.
— Jesse Daniel Lifson (@DoYouEvenLIf) March 10, 2019
— 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚜. (@tdnewyork97) March 10, 2019
— Stan Michael (@StanMichael) March 10, 2019
SNL did the R.Kelly skit and so they gave that man some McDonald’s sprite out a bottle. He is Lucifer pic.twitter.com/SO625YiYqy
— lil von von (@JVodc) March 10, 2019
— Nat. (@__Priestly) March 10, 2019
— Brittany Charnley (@TheCoolHipMom) March 10, 2019