Drake Screams He's 'More Than a Meme' on 'Saturday Night Live,' Impersonates Rihanna
By Desiree Murphy
Drake wants you to know he's way more than a one-man meme machine.
The 29-year-old rapper pulled out all the stops while playing double duty as Saturday Night Live's host and musical guest for the second time. Drake kicked off Saturday's sketch comedy show by poking fun at the constant Internet attention he receives, and needless to say, it was both accurate and hilarious.
"You'll have to excuse me if I seem a little upset," he said during his opening monologue. "Backstage, right before I came out, my friend showed me this meme he found online, and it really shook me. It was a picture of me dancing in my 'Hotline Bling' video, and some joker had put a caption on it that said, 'When U Farted And Got Away With It.'"
"And if I'm being real, like, it hurts," he continued. "It seems like this keeps happening to me. It's like almost all I can do is sing about [it]."
Drake then hopped on the mic to perform a track titled "More Than a Meme," in which he hilariously sang lyrics like, "I start hearing from the whole fam, that I got clowned on Instagram" and "I just want to scream, that I'm more than a meme."
That wasn't the only skit that had us laughing out loud. Here are three other must-see moments from Saturday's show:
Drake's Got Beef With Everything and Everyone
The Canadian rapper is notorious for making headlines for his so-called beef with fellow rappers (we're looking at you, Meek Mill!), so it was quite awesome that Drake was able to serve fans with some self-deprecating humor. In a pre-taped sketch, the "Hype" rapper seems to have an issue with everything the SNL cast and crew does to him, so he turned all of the blown-out-of-proportion feuds, including an icy interaction with Leslie Jones and Aidy Bryant stealing his seat, into songs.
Shout-Out to Canada
Drake always gives love to "The 6" in his tracks, so it was no surprise that he gave a few shout-outs to his beloved hometown of Toronto on Saturday. In the latest edition of Black Jeopardy, Drake portrayed a Canadian contestant named Jared who got called out by Kenan Thompson's character multiple times for his accent, inability to pronounce certain words, and unpopular interests, like a love for hockey.
Views From the SNL Stage
While his comedy chops were quite impressive, Drake's true star moment from the episode was when he took the stage to perform "One Dance" and "Hype," two tracks off his fourth studio album, Views.