Kim Kardashian made her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut in hot pink, boldly cracking jokes about how she’s “a Kim, not a Karen,” referencing her infamous sex tape and declaring that her “first black person” was OJ Simpson as well as talking about why she’s shooting at becoming a legal rep.
Kim who dressed in a head-turning head-to-toe bodysuit said, “I’m surprised to see me here, too. I haven’t had a movie premiere in a really long time. I mean actually, I only had that one movie come out, and no one told me it was premiering. It must have slipped my mom’s mind.”
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The reality TV star who was actually introduced as “Kardashian West” also stated that she is so much more than just a pretty face and good hair, and great makeup, and amazing boobs, and a perfect butt. “I’m so much more than that reference photo I showed my sisters’ plastic surgeon.”
“I’m a Kim — not a Karen,” she sassed, with a fearless, deadpan delivery that demonstrated a refreshing willingness to poke fun at her own legend. [My mother] just knew. I’m not sure how she saw that coming (pause for dramatic effect) and not Caitlyn.”
Kim Kardashian spoke of her parents … talking about a run for political office before dropping a thrilling fact, “I’m not running for president, we can’t have three failed politicians in one family,” referring to step-parent Caitlyn Jenner’s run for governor of California and her husband Kanye West’s brief run for president of the United States.
After praising her husband’s accomplishments and questioning his personality at the same time, she shouted herself out for never being a gold-digger like those Kanye West, 44, rapped about in one of his hit songs.
“Honestly, i’m not even sure how you become one. So I asked my mom’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble,” she said.
Speaking about why she’s getting into the legal space in the footstep of her father, a legendary lawyer Robert Kardashian, Kim said, “opening up my eyes to racial injustice. It’s because of him I met my first black person. Wanna take a stab in the dark on who it was? OJ does leave a mark — or several, or none at all I still don’t know.”
After slamming her family, she went after NBC’s iconic sketch comedy institution saying, “I’m so used to having 360 million followers watching my every move. How many people watch SNL?” What, ten million? Tonight is going to be a quiet, intimate night for me.”
With that, her much-touted hosting task was off to a rousing start. Early sketches included an Aladdin-themed segment with Pete Davidson and a star-studded riff on “The Bachelorette,” which featured movie stars John Cena, Chris Rock, and Amy Schumer, Chace Crawford (“The Boys”), Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and some others.
While preparing for the show, Kim Kardashian is said to have reached out to a number of experts for advice: Schumer, 40, Dave Chappelle, 48, Ellen DeGeneres, 63, and James Corden, 43, are just a few of the live performance veterans who are rumoured to have provided an A-list assist, lest I forget, her hubby Kanye West who’s appeared as an “SNL” musical guest multiple times.
Kim Kardashian joked in pre-show promos that her appearance would be “so easy.” The clips showed the “KKW” founder interacting with cast member Cecily Strong, 37, and this week’s musical guest, Halsey, 27. (The latter went on to perform with a surprise on-air accompaniment: Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, 72.)
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“So Kim, are you nervous about doing sketch comedy?” Strong asks. “Why? I don’t have to write sketches, do I?” Kardashian coolly responds before Strong says she will not be required to do so. Halsey then chimes in so she reveal she won’t even need to memorize any lines, because they’ll all be written on cue cards.
“And no one else will look as good as me, will they?” Kim Kardashian asks, to which Strong and Halsey insist in unison: “Absolutely not!” “Then this is so easy!” She added.