Kim Kardashian West hosted SNL for the first time and her opening monologue was pretty good. Kim, took aim at herself, Corey Gamble, her sisters, OJ Simpson, and Caitlyn Jenner.
According to The NY Times Kim hosted the show featuring the musical guest Halsey and a parade of celebrity cameos that included John Cena, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer.
When it was first announced that Kim Kardashian West would be hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, the feedback was mixed — based on the reaction from some corners, you’d think they had invited Elon Musk or something.
But Kardashian West, the reality TV star, entrepreneur, influencer and advocate, gamely poked fun at her own image in a self-mocking “S.N.L.” monologue that also took satirical potshots at her other famous family members and her divorce from the rapper Kanye West.
And, as Kardashian West admitted in the routine, she was as surprised as anyone to find herself hosting the show.
As she recounted in the monologue: “When they asked, I was like, you want me to host? Why? I haven’t had a movie premiere in a really long time. I mean, I actually I only had that one movie come out and no one told me it was even premiering. It must have slipped my mom’s mind.”
Kardashian West said that “S.N.L.” offered her the opportunity to demonstrate that she was “so much more than just a pretty face.”
“And good hair,” she added. “And great makeup. And amazing boobs. And a perfect butt. Basically, I’m just so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeons.”
She credited her father, Robert Kardashian, for stoking her interest in social justice while also reminding audiences that he was a member of the defense team at O.J. Simpson’s 1995 murder trial.
“My father was and still is such an influence and inspiration to me, and I credit him with really opening up my eyes to racial injustice,” Kardashian West said. “It’s because of him that I met my first Black person. You want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?”
Of course, she shouted out Kanye: “I married the best rapper of all time,” Kardashian West said. “Not only that, he’s the richest Black man in America — a talented, legit genius who gave me four incredible kids. So, when I divorced him, you have to know it came down to just one thing: his personality.”
— ᴋᴋᴡ ꜰᴀɴ (@KimKLegion) October 10, 2021
— Photos Of Kanye West (@PhotosOfKanye) October 10, 2021
— Brook (@brookbowers0319) October 10, 2021
and from Khloe
That’s my girl!!!! #KKWONSNL
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 10, 2021
I’m Not really a fan of hers but if y’all say Kim Kardashian wasn’t good tonight y’all are delusional. She nailed it! & that monologue was savage 🔥🔥 #KKWonSNL
— glamourqueen (@glamourqueenmua) October 10, 2021
Watch her opening monologue below:
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