Despite what her hit single “Rumors” says, “Saturday Night Live” host and musical guest Lizzo had a message this weekend for viewers: All the rumors swirling around about her personal life aren’t true.
“I do want to address some rumors,” the singer and rapper said during her opening monologue. “I’ve heard a lot of gossip online that I’m dating every little white boy in Hollywood. They think I’m collecting members of One Direction like Infinity Stones.”
“I even heard a rumor that I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby,” she said. “I have no idea where that one started. It could be the TikTok I did where I said, ‘I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby.’ It’s called manifesting!'”
While pulling double duty on this week’s installment of the sketch comedy series, the Grammy winner acted, sang, rapped, twerked and played the flute. She also had some encouraging words for members of the audience, including her mom — who helped introduce her as musical guest later in the show.
“When I got the call to host ‘SNL,’ I was pretty nervous, and I know that’s shocking, because I’m the one who said, ‘I just took a DNA test. Turns out I’m 100%’ — you know the song,” she continued. “Well to be completely honest, I’m really like 50% that b—, 10% boss b— and 40% flute-playing band nerd b—.”
“At every show, I tell my audience the same thing, and I’ll tell y’all too: I love you,” she said. “You are beautiful, and you can do anything. I’m living proof of that. I used to live in my car, and now I’m up here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.'”
Before her musical performance, she announced: “Ladies and gentlemen, me!” She then took the stage for an upbeat and colorful performance of her latest single, “About Damn Time.”
Later, she slowed things down for a heartfelt, powerful rendition of her self-love anthem “Special.”
“In case nobody told you today, you’re special / In case nobody made you believe, you’re special,” she belted while rocking a hot-pink dress with a billowing train.
“Well, I’ll always tell you the same, you’re special / I’m so glad that you’re still with us / Broken, but damn, you’re still perfect.”
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