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.
The rapper made the announcement himself via Twitter, posting a cryptic set of emojis alongside it: an orange heart and a sweating emoji. We hope that’s just Nas expressing his nerves, and not sweating to finish the new track.
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MONTERO + NEW SONG
5/22 ?? pic.twitter.com/DZwaWq4cWN
— nope ? (@LilNasX) May 3, 2021
The season has already parodied the impact of “Montero” this season, in a sketch in which Chris Redd played Lil Nas X on a Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman) talk show.
Given Lil Nas X’s penchant for showmanship–not to mention awesome music–we can’t wait to see him hit the SNL stage. If he gives a lap dance to Bowen Yang, give the man an Emmy.