Saweetie made her SNL debut and fans are loving it. The “Tap In” rapper and cousin of acting starlet Gabrielle Union showed her talent extends beyond trendy lyrics and synchronized choreography. Saweetie has comedy chops too. Ahead of her SNL debut, a promo featuring Saweetie cast member Kyle Mooney in a skit hinted to the two having a romantic past, leaving some feelings of bitterness.
“Hello Kyle,” she said with an eye roll. “Hello Saweetie,” he responded. When asked if the two knew each other, Mooney responded, ” We did, until she broke off our engagement.” Mooney walked off when asked whether or not the two working together would be a problem. Again, Saweetie ended things with an eye roll.
The “Icy” rapper is coming off from a major partnership with McDonald’s. The “Saweetie” meal featured a Big Mac, cheeseburger, fries, and a four-piece chicken nuggets with special sauce. The rapper even had her own phrase for employees to say when customers entered the drive thru, modeling after her popular “best friend” lyrics.
Recently, she spoke on the delay of her debut album. “I thought [the album] was done, but after I met her, I had an epiphany,” Saweetie explained, as reported by Revolt. “This album needs to have feelings, it needs to have soul, it needs to have spirit. And I have a lot of room for improvement, so I’m gonna work on that. And once it’s done, the album will be released.”
Regardless, it hasn’t stopped her rise. And apparently, SNL executives took note. The reactions on social media are proving that she’s here to stay.
A classic beauty
Saweetie performing on #SNL
If Old Hollywood & the Ice Capades had a baby. And I’m here for it. ⛸ pic.twitter.com/hnWa41bz9T
— Breanna Drennan (@goodgrlbreabrea) November 21, 2021
Many highlighted Saweetie’s curves. Others were impressed by her taking from the Hollywood glam element for the debut SNL performance.
I know y’all like to go in on Saweetie’s performances but that might be the best I’ve seen from her and I always appreciate effort. #SNL
— Ty (@TyIsLiving) November 21, 2021
While some complained of the theatrics, others were appreciative. The red hair, ballet barre, and performance elements were a 10 for others.
Love the Black ballerina barre twist #Saweetie gave her #SNL performance. #Slayed
— Ronda Racha Penrice (@rondaracha) November 21, 2021
Saweetie definitely delivered with the fashions and social media users noticed. The embellished ensemble was ahit.
Saweetie looks great. We can’t get the sound to work so I can’t comment on her performance. #snl
— velociraptor electric christmas light boogaloo (@whoopsdinosaur) November 21, 2021
“Tap In” is the rapper’s signature song. But, there appear to be some technical difficulties and a constant loop, at least according to social media responses.
Bootylicious is she?
My GOD, #Saweetie has the curves of an Innerstate Cloverleaf!#SNL#SimuLiu
— 🦃🦃Telehell (NEW SHOWS SUNDAYS–for now) (@TelehellPodcast) November 21, 2021
Saweetie may be known as talented rapper and has been open about how she’s fought for her place in the industry. But, this Twitter user is focused on her physical assets.