Seth Meyers returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time since 2013. The show’s former head writer had an interesting monologue on Kanye West.
Seth Meyers, returning to the show as host for the first time since his 15-year stint as head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor, recalled a skit he worked on years ago when the rapper was a musical guest.
“We pitched him a sketch wherein he would interrupt award-show speeches, saying they had made a mistake and he should have won,” Meyers said in his opening monologue. “And Kanye said, ‘That’s hilarious, because I’d do that.’ “
“Which is good self-awareness,” the host joked.
Meyers outlined the sketch, which featured West interjecting at the Kids’ Choice Awards, the Nobel Prize and “a state fair, because he was upset his pumpkin didn’t win.”
The kicker? West’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s 2009 VMAs acceptance speech (“I’ma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time”) happened two years after the sketch.
Yep, you read that right. After.
“That whole time I was telling you that story, you thought it was based on him interrupting Taylor Swift,” Meyers continued. “That hadn’t happened yet. Kanye did a sketch about how crazy it was he interrupted speeches. And then two years later, he was at an awards show and thought, ‘I’m should do it again.’ “
“So when people say, ‘Are you surprised Kanye supports Trump,’ I say ‘no,’ ” he concluded.
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