News: Jay-Z Confirmed For "Saturday Night Live" Sketches
Friday, May 7, 2010 5:20PM
Rap mogul Jay-Z has been confirmed to perform in multiple comedy sketches on tomorrow night's televised airing of "Saturday Night Live."
According to the show's host, Betty White, she will be acting alongside Jay.
"The nerves are running rampant tonight because I'm scared to death, if you really want to know the truth," she said about the big show this weekend. "Well, there are a lot of sketches coming up. I know it seems like about 350, and I will be doing a couple of sketches with Jay-Z, so that should be fun. "The "Golden Girls" star said she thinks performing alongside Jay will finally prove to all her pals that she's still hip. "I'm very excited about meeting him, and I bragged to all my friends who think I'm over the hill," she joked. "Well, I did a sketch with Jay-Z." (MTV)
White previously said she was excited to meet the rap mogul.
When Betty White hosts Saturday Night Live May 8, the musical guest will be Jay-Z. And as the TV legend told reporters on a conference call today (April 28), she's getting into an Empire State of Mind, so to speak. White told reporters that she has been familiarizing herself with Jay-Z's music. "Oh, I'm thrilled to meet him, thrilled that he's going to be on the show because he's the hottest thing since sliced bread," said White. "I will certainly enjoy him; I hope that we get along well." (Dose News)
However, there are no details on whether Jay and White will be performing together.
There's no word yet whether Jay-Z and White will team up on any of the Mother's Day episode's sketches. (Mother Lover, version 2.0, perhaps?) As White explains, she has yet to meet with the show's writers. "I haven't a clue what I'm going to be doing," she said. "So I'm getting a little bit panicky, but I look forward to maybe sitting down with the writers and hearing what they have in mind." (The Province)
Jay's appearance on the program will also be highlighted with a strong line-up of comedians.
White will host the May 8 "SNL" with musical guest Jay-Z - maybe they will rap together - and guests Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. With that group around, White's debut should be better than Sidibe's. (Bellingham Herald)
Check out a promotional video for the upcoming show down below: