Chance the Rapper‘s ramp-up to his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night (Nov. 18) wouldn’t be complete without what’s become a staple of his press appearances — that is, winking at his various projects on late night television.
At a pit stop at The Tonight Show last night, Chano told Jimmy Fallon that he wrote five sketches for SNL, three of which have made it to the show’s dress-rehearsal run. While he didn’t offer us any hint as to what’s inside the sketches, he did name-drop Donald Glover, who he says helped him shape the ideas in one of his scripts.
“It’s cool, because I don’t have anything like — there’s no one before me who was like, the ‘first-first’ unsigned artist, so I don’t have to live up to anybody’s expectations,” he tells Fallon in the clip. “I could be terrible on the show and… still the first.”
In the six-minute interview, Chance offered some quick takes on his love for Drake (“I think we live in a time where people are ashamed to say how much they love Drake or enjoy what he does, and I’m totally trying to rebel against that”) and the still-vexing question of why he has still never met Eminem, Chance’s musical guest and one-time tourmate in 2013.
Fallon also took the time to highlight the MC’s accomplishments over the past few years, including January’s Grammy wins, his BET Humanitarian of the Year award and his planned broadcast for the Twilight Awards, which would celebrate outstanding students and educators.
Watch video of Chance’s late-night appearance here.