'SNL': Weekend Update Tackles Ryan Adams Allegations, Childish Gambino Grammy Win

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Colin Jost and Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live on Feb. 16, 2019. 

The Feb. 16 edition of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update addressed some of the past week's biggest stories in music, including Childish Gambino's historic Grammy win and allegations against singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.  

Weekend Update co-host Michael Che kicked things off by noting that Childish Gambino took home song of the year at the 2019 Grammys for his provocative track "This Is America," marking the first time a rap song has won the prestigious award.  

"If you're wondering why it took so long for a rapper to win this award, it's because this is America," Che deadpanned while holding back a smile.  


Che also referenced a recent New York Times exposé that alleged Adams exchanged sexually explicit messages with a minor.  

"Just another example of a white musician doing something a black musician did first," Che joked, comparing Adams to R. Kelly, who has a history of allegations for sexual misconduct with minors.

Watch the full Weekend Update segment below.