5 Things We Want to See From Drake on 'SNL'

Drake and Leslie Jones in a teaser for Saturday Night Live
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Drake and Leslie Jones in a teaser for Saturday Night Live.

If Drake's LOL-worthy promos with comedian Leslie Jones are any indication, the Toronto rap mogul's second hosting stint on Saturday Night Live (May 14) will have the crying face emojis flooding timelines.

Fresh off the release of his fourth studio effort Views, expect the MC born Aubrey Graham to not only polish his acting skills post-Degrassi but create some meme-able memories. Here's what we hope to see from the 6 God this Saturday night. 

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1. Drake brings back Jimmy

Whether Drake revives his former Degrassi counterpart in a Glee parody or breaks into the Wheelchair Jimmy dance (see below) during one of his performances, OVO die-hards will take it. 

2. Running through the 6 with new woes

Drake brings the 6 to SNL with cameos from Canadian natives like the politician/self-proclaimed "6 Dad" Norm KellyJustin Bieber and his OVO crew for a new posse cut dedicated to the North, which will subsequently drop as an Apple Music exclusive. 

3. One Dance-off

While a visual for Drake's first Hot 100 chart-topper "One Dance" remains to be seen, the SNL platform could provide another shot at viral glory if the limber rapper slides in some new moves worth GIF-ing or, thinking big here, he challenges cast members like Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharaoh to a You Got Served-style "One Dance"-off. 

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4. A medley with Rihanna

While the bad gal is heavily touring at the moment, a romantic medley from Aubrih comprised of their hit duets "Take Care," "What's My Name?," "Work" and "Too Good" would rake in more ratings than a daytime soap (no shade, NBC.) 

5. Magic Drake

Drake's highlight reel shows he's more than capable of mimicking pop culture stand outs. See: his interpretation of controversial comic Katt Williams on a January 2014 episode of SNLsinging Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao at the 2014 ESPYs and faux news reporter for Jimmy Kimmel'Lie Witness News last year. Having Drizzy channel one of his favorite actors like Channing Tatum for a silly spoof of Magic Mike on SNL could be instant Internet gold.

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