SNL Spoofs R. Kelly And Gayle King Interview In Hilarious Skit

"It’s 10 o’clock in the morning / And I’m talkin’ to Oprah’s friend / If I can just get through this / Everybody’s gonna love me again."

After the airing of Gayle King's bombshell interview with R. Kelly, it was only right that Saturday Night Live take it upon themselves to poke fun at the explosive sit-down.

Less than 24 hours after the full interview aired on Friday night (Mar. 8), SNL called on comedienne Leslie Jones to play the unfazed Gayle King and Kenan Thompson to play the emotional R. Kelly.

In the nearly 8-minute skit, "Gayle" asked "Robert" why he decided to sit down for an interview. "Because people think that I’m some kind of monster. I’m here to remove all the doubt. My lawyer was telling me no, but my ego, my ego, was telling me yes,” Thompson’s Kelly replied. "Look, I made a lot of mistakes in my life. Maybe I can’t read or write or math, but I’m still a person. I put on my pants one sleeve at a time like everybody else."

Addressing the allegations in Surviving R. Kelly, Thompson's Kelly complained that the docuseries did not say anything nice about him. "These people made a six-part documentary about me. Six! That’s almost 10," Thompson’s Kelly said. "And not one of them said a nice thing about me. They made it seem like I was the devil. I’m not the devil, and even if I was, you can’t think of one nice thing to say about the devil? I can: Nice horns. Gives good advice."

Throughout the interview, Kelly erupted into song mimicking his 2005 series, "Trapped in the Closet." "It’s 10 o’clock in the morning / And I’m talkin’ to Oprah’s friend / If I can just get through this / Everybody’s gonna love me again," he sang to himself mid-conversation.

“I really want to laugh right now, but I don’t know if this is a prank on you or a prank on me,” Jones’ King said in response.

Thompson then hilariously mocked Kelly's viral outburst, yelling: "Guys, think for a minute! Use your brain! Why would I do these things? For 30 years! I gave y’all ‘Trapped in the Closet.’ ‘Feelin’ on Yo Booty.’ ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.’ And so many other clues! And this is how you repay me?"

Jones’ King then chimed, questioning the singer's innocence. "Robert, you’ve been combative, defensive and completely unhinged, but somehow you expect us to believe you are completely innocent?" She asked.

He replied: "That would be ideal, yes. And now humbly I await your decision, Miss Jail King."

As the two continued to argue about whether her name was "Jail King," Thompson spoofed Kelly's inquiry about the where the cameras were located in the room.

In the spoof interview, Jones' King said their conversation ranked at 13 on a scale of one to 10, with the latter being the worst. That was probably generous considering the real CBS interview between King and Kelly was far worse. Check out the SNL skit with Leslie Jones and Kenan Thompson in the video above.

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According to Variety, Cardi will play a small time crook struggling to find a hiding place after her latest heist fails. Her character, “Amber,” disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out at her grandmother's nursing home. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” similar to Mrs. Doubtfire and Sister Act.

Paramount acquired the rights to Assisted Living in 2019. The film’s script was penned by This Is Us writer, Kay Oyegun.

Cardi, 28, made her film debut in the 2019 celeb-heavy stripper flick, Hustlers. The “WAP” rapper appears to have hinted at her Assisted Living role in a recent interview with Billboard where she dished on filming scenes for Fast & Furious 9.

“After ‘Hustlers’ I filmed a little bit for 'Fast & Furious' so I felt like ‘I’m ready for this,’ I knew what to expect,” she explained. “But the characters were a little different so I was like ‘Oh wow, I’m going to need more acting classes.’ I’m planning on doing a movie this year and I’m going to be the lead role so I’m like ‘I need to execute this flawlessly.’”

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Netflix Gives Sneak Peek Of Jay-Z Produced Western ‘The Harder They Fall’

Netflix gave a preview of the streaming giant's upcoming films on Tuesday (Jan. 12). Among them, the highly anticipated western, The Harder They Fall.

Produced by Jay Z and written and directed by musician Jeymes Samuel, the film stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Woody McClain.

The Harder They Fall follows the fictional character, Nat Love (Majors), as he seeks revenge on the man who murdered his parents. Besides signing on as a producer, Hov also created original music for the film.

The Covid-19 pandemic delayed filming, which began in March of last year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filming resumed in September but was paused again after one of the actors tested positive for coronavirus.

“What I love about movies is that they can make you feel every emotion,” King says in the Netflix teaser.

“And show you something you’ve never seen before,” adds Majors while clips from their film plays on the screen.

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“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept the faith in us to see our vision through the end,” said Rae.“We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience. I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters’ stories to an end, on-screen at least.”

HBO’s Programming EVP Amy Gravitt, noted that Rae has “turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy.”

Based off the 36-year-old’s popular Awkward Black Girl YouTube series, lnsecure was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore. The series premiered on HBO in 2016.

Season five will reportedly begin filming later this month with Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales all expected to return. The previous season ended with Rae’s character at yet another crossroads with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Lawrence (played by Ellis).

Season five of Insecure debuts later this year.

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