Mark your calendar: Conquering queer rapper Lil Nas X will debut his new single – the highly anticipated sequel to his No.1 hit “Montero” – on SNL as the show’s musical guest on May 22.
Nas X will appear opposite host Anya Taylor-Joy on the program, where he will also perform a live version of “Montero”. The episode marks the season finale for the late-night comedy staple, which has struggled amid COVID-19 restrictions.
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The rapper made the announcement himself via Twitter, posting alongside a cryptic set of emojis: an orange heart and a sweaty emoji. We hope it’s only Nas who expresses his nerves and doesn’t sweat to finish the new track.
The season has already parodied the impact of “Montero” this season, in a skit in which Chris Redd played Lil Nas X on a Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman) talk show.
Considering Lil Nas X’s penchant for directing – not to mention great music – we can’t wait to see him take the SNL stage. If he gives Bowen Yang a dance turn, give the man an Emmy.