‘SNL’ Recap: Nicki Minaj Impersonates Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ With Skylar Grey & More

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Nicki Minaj performs on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 6, 2014.

Nicki Minaj arguably stole the show on the Dec. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live. Not only did the rapper perform her new songs "Bed of Lies, "All Things Go" and "Only,” but she also appeared in several memorable comedy sketches.

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Prior to taking the stage as this week’s SNL musical guest, Minaj played a pretty convincing Beyonce during a skit of a fictitious MTV show called Jingle Ballerz, which attempted to explain the holiday season using hip-hop. Watch Minaj sing about Baby Jesus and host James Franco do his best Riff Raff impression in the video below.

Later, Minaj appeared as Kim Kardashian on Weekend Update to discuss her famous nude photos featured in Paper Magazine. The sketch featured Minaj recreating several of the photos with comical new backgrounds, including a visit to the gynecologist and math competition.

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“The entire thing was completely misinterpreted,” Minaj said in her best Kardashian voice. “They forgot to put the backgrounds in, so the photos are completely out of context.”

Watch the full sketch below. 

Minaj appeared in yet another skit, which took place inside the brain of a guy trying to get rid of unnecessary memories to make space for remembering more online passwords. Her particular memory came in the form of a few lines from her song “Anaconda.”

Minaj’s recent appearance on SNL, her second time as the show’s musical guest, arrived ahead of her third album, The Pinkprint, which is scheduled for release on Dec. 15. For her first musical performance, Minaj wore all red and brought out Skylar Grey to help perform the ballad “Bed of Lies.” For her second performance the rapper delivered a medley of "All Things Go" and "Only” while wearing a sexy see-through black outfit.

Minaj last appeared on SNL in 2011 to promote her Pink Friday singles "Right Thru Me" and "Moment 4 Life.” She also participated in a sketch for The Lonely Island’s "The Creep,” where she rapped about creeping on boys in the locker room, and another called "Bride of Blackenstein" skit, in which she was created as a bride for Keenan Thompson's Black Frankenstein character.


 


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