Watch Lizzo Perform ‘Special’ And ‘About Damn Time’ On ‘SNL’
Lizzo was both the host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live last night (16 April). She performed two songs – Special and About Damn Time.
The show came just days after the singer announced her fourth album, Special, with its first single, About Damn Time. The follow-up to 2019’s Cuz I Love You is set to arrive on 15 July via Nice Life and Atlantic.
The singer’s opening monologue was typically outrageous. “We’re gonna break the record for the amount of times b***h is said on live TV!” She joked, before revealing that her mother was in the audience. “I hate cussing in front of my mom,” she said.
“The first time my mom came to see me perform. I had to warn her mom when I’m on stage, I’m gonna say some bad words at the time. She didn’t like that, but I’m rich. So she’s like, b***h, cuss me out!”
“I read a lot of gossip online that I’m dating every white boy in Hollywood,” she continued. “They think I’m collecting One Direction members like Infinity Stones.”
Lizzo added that she had “even heard a rumour” that she was “pregnant with Chris Evans’s baby”.” I have no idea where that one started,” she joked.
“It could have been the TikTok I did where I said, ‘I’m pregnant with Chris Evans’ baby’,” she quipped. “It’s called manifesting.”
Before the show, Lizzo had admiited to SiriusX’s The Morning Mash-up that she was nervous about hosting the prestigious show, “It’s actually terrifying. So no, but I think they came to me… I don’t wanna say I don’t want it ’cause if I didn’t want it, I wouldn’t do it.
“I don’t do nothing I don’t want to do. But it is a tall order. I’m nervous. You know what I’m saying? You know what I’m most nervous of is laughing.”