“After they requested, I used to be like, ‘You need me to host? Why? I haven’t had a film premiere in a extremely very long time,” she deadpanned in her opening monologue, presumably referencing her 2002 intercourse tape. “I imply, truly, I solely had that one film come out, and no one informed me it was even premiering. It will need to have slipped my mother’s thoughts.”
West stated her aim in her debut look on the late-night collection is to point out everybody that she is “a lot extra than only a fairly face—and good hair, and nice make-up, and superb boobs, and an ideal butt.
“Mainly,” she added, “I’m simply a lot greater than that reference photograph my sisters confirmed their plastic surgeons.”
The host later addressed the privilege in her life, noting that she has tried to “give again” as a lot as she will be able to to make up for it. “An actual ardour of mine is attempting to get wrongly-accused folks out of jail…My father was and remains to be such an affect and inspiration to me, and I credit score him with actually opening up my eyes to racial injustice,” she stated. “It’s due to him that I met my first Black individual. You wish to take a stab at midnight at who it was?
“I do know it’s type of bizarre to recollect the primary Black individual you met,” she continued, “however O.J. [Simpson] does depart a mark—or a number of, or none in any respect. I nonetheless don’t know.”
West stated that whereas as an influencer, she understands that the issues she says “carry weight,” she would “by no means” inform anybody what they’ll or can’t do. “Keep in mind, I’m a Kim, not a Karen—and actually, with all of the Ok names, it’s actually spectacular that my mother didn’t decide Karen,” she stated. “I imply, by some means, she simply knew. I don’t understand how she noticed that one coming and never Caitlyn.”
West subsequently acknowledged division throughout the nation, and expressed her hope that America can come collectively. “Which is why I’m right here to announce I’m operating for…I’m simply kidding,” she deadpanned. “I’m not operating for President. We will’t have three failed politicians in a single household.”
Earlier than wrapping up her monologue, West additionally fired pictures at ex-husband Kanye West, in addition to SNL itself. She acknowledged that West is “a proficient, legit genius who gave me 4 unimaginable children.” This meant, she stated, that “once I divorced him…it got here all the way down to only one factor: Persona.
“I simply wish to say how extremely excited I’m to be up right here on this stage tonight,” the host went on to say. “I imply, I’m so used to having 360 million followers watching my each transfer, and the way many individuals watch SNL? Like 10 million? Tonight is only a chill, intimate night time for me.”
Tonight on SNL, Halsey returns as musical visitor. We’ll replace this story with a hyperlink to West’s monologue because it is available in.