New York, NY – With a brown McDonald’s bag by his facet, Kenan Thompson took on the position of R. Kelly for Saturday’s (March 10) chilly open of Saturday Night Live. For this explicit episode, the lengthy working comedy sketch present tackled Kelly’s dramatic interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.
At the start of sketch, Thompson’s character asks to be known as “sufferer,” however Leslie Jones (who performs King) refuses. From there, she jumps into her line of questioning, which incorporates asking why he agreed to the interview within the first place.
“Because individuals suppose I’m some sort of a monster,” he replies. “I’m right here to take away all of 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 of 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 of 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 baby help in addition to the damning Lifetime documentary, Surviving. R. Kelly.
Twitter, after all, had its opinions on the sketch.
Check out a few of the reactions under.
— Jesse Daniel Lifson (@DoYouEvenLIf) March 10, 2019
— 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚜. (@tdnewyork97) March 10, 2019
— Stan Michael (@StanMichael) March 10, 2019
SNL did the R.Kelly skit they usually gave that man some McDonald’s sprite out of 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