Taylor Swift Pokes Fun at Kanye West in SNL Promo
The Kanye West/Taylor Swift “incident” made for such good television that even the country singer herself couldn’t resist taking one more stab at it. Swift, who will host and perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend, taped a promo for the show in which a cast member, proclaiming that Beyonce should be host instead, interrupts her.
“Hey, I’m Taylor Swift, and I’ll be the host and musical guest this week on ‘SNL,” she says in the promo before cast member Bill Hader, who is holding a cell phone to his ear, chimes in. “Whoops, Kanye West just called. He thinks Beyonce should host instead,” he says. “Funny joke, right?” Swift then rolls her eyes and mouths the word “Wow” before the spoof ends.
The 19-year-old will pull double duty on the show and stated that no topic is off-limits. “I told all the writers, ‘Don’t count anything out.’ I want to go completely, 100 percent in,” she said in an interview. “I don’t want to be halfway involved. Just because I have a lot of things to do as far as being musical guest and host doesn’t mean I don’t want to live up to my full hosting demands.”
Kanye famously interrupted Swift during her acceptance speech at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Noticeably intoxicated, the Chicago rapper rushed the stage, grabbed the mic from Swift and announced that Beyonce should have won the award. West has since both publicly and privately apologized to Swift. Amid a swarm of negative media backlash, he vowed to “take time off” and has maintained a low profile.
Catch Swift on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Nov. 7 at 11:30PM ET.