Young Thug is the musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. And even though Thugger has released nearly two dozen mixtapes, a No. 1 album and scored dozens of chart hits, in the promo for Saturday’s show hosted by James Bond baddie Rami Malek, YT is just psyched to meet the greatest rapper of all time… Bowen Yang?
Standing silently behind Malek and cast members Yang and Ego Nwodim, Thug bides his time in a gauzy pink shirt, matching headband and dark jeans as the actor cues up the show’s line-up. “Hey, I’m Rami Malek and I’m hosting SNL with musical guest Young Thug,” Malek says as Thug chucks the deuce behind him. “That’s me,” Yang responds confidently with a smile.
“No, you’re Bowen,” Malek corrects as the real rapper crosses his arms and scrunches up his face. “Wait, Bowen is the musical guest?!” Nwodim says excitedly. “I get to meet Bowen Yang, the greatest rapper of all time?” YT asks. “Thank you so much, it’s so nice to meet you,” a humbled Yang responds as he leans in for a deep hug with the real greatest rapper in the frame.
In a second bit, Nwodim says that many people find Malek’s eyes unnerving, but she just doesn’t see it, so she takes Yang’s advice and engages Rami in a staring contest. “This man is a demon,” she announces after one second of staring. By the third promo things are completely off the rails, as Nwodim and Yang try to convince Malek that the new Bond film, No Time To Die, is basically Cats.