Tonight, SNL is live, and pulling double duty as both host and musical guest is Drake. This is Drake’s second time helming Saturday Night Live as both host and musical guest- the last time he filled both roles was January 2014.
Last time he hosted, Drake played Lil Wayne in a sketch about Hip Hop Classics: Before They Were Stars, a poetry student with a crush, a grumpy Miami morning show news anchor, and did a pretty impressive Katt Williams impression in a sketch about Nancy Grace’s talk show.
It’s over two years later and Drake is a bigger star than ever, and the big news Friday is that at some point post-promo, Drake has sheared off his beard and plans to host SNL babyfaced. The photo was posted and quickly removed on Friday- perhaps it was meant to be a surprise for fans. Twitter went crazy on Friday over the reveal of Babydrake while it lasted, leading to speculation that a Degrassi sketch might be in the works.
Watch the promos for this week’s episode. In the first promo, Leslie Jones interacts with Drake and pitches some great sketch ideas- most of which involve spanking Drake like a baby. Watch Drake improv a song on the spot and see how Leslie gets what Leslie wants.
Promo 2 also focuses on Drake and Leslie Jones, and she is excited to have Drake on the show. Drake takes a few calls, answering Hotline Bling.