Lady Gaga is no stranger to Saturday Night Live having performed twice previously on the show, but this past Saturday marked her first time hosting. While there were some funny sketches, Mother Monster’s musical performance with surprise guest R. Kelly stole the show.
Channeling a disco diva in a glittery jumpsuit, Gaga began her first performance of the ARTPOP single “Do What You Want” with an interpretive dance to the lyrics. R. Kelly strut out in a white suit mid-song for his feature, but this would be no ordinary live collaboration. Kells took things to another level, as he often does. He swung Gaga over his shoulder while singing, later straddled her and picked her up like they were taping a missing scene from Dirty Dancing. Little was left to the imagination.
Gaga was tamer during her second performance. She sat down at a pink piano to perform “Gypsy” donning one of her usual Gaga outfits, but finished things off rocking out on an acoustic guitar surrounded by her band and a dancer.