Kim Kardashian got here out scorching — in scorching pink — for her “Saturday Night Live” internet hosting debut, boldly cracking jokes about how she’s “a Kim — not a Karen,” referencing her notorious sex tape and declaring that her “first black person” was OJ Simpson.
But first, clad in an eye-scorching head-to-toe bodysuit, the 40-year-old celebrity admitted “I’m surprised to see me here, too. I haven’t had a movie premiere in a really long time. I mean actually I only had that one movie come out, and no one told me it was premiering. It must have slipped my mom’s mind.”
Kardashian (she was truly introduced as “Kardashian West”) additionally made it clear that she’s “so much more than just a pretty face — and good hair, and great makeup, and amazing boobs, and a perfect butt,” she quipped. “I’m so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeon.”
With a fearless supply that confirmed a refreshing willingness to poke enjoyable at her personal legend, she additionally sassed: “I’m a Kim — not a Karen. Somehow [my mom] just knew. I don’t know how she saw that coming (pause for effect) and not Caitlyn.”
Speaking of her mother and father, she additionally teased a run for political office earlier than dropping the punchline: “I’m not running for president, we can’t have three failed politicians in one family,” referencing step-parent Caitlyn Jenner’s run for governor of California and her estranged hubby Kanye West’s short-lived bid to be president of the US.
Even prolonged relations took a good-natured ribbing: After praising her ex-husband’s accomplishments (and questioning his character), she shouted herself out for by no means being a gold-digger like these Kanye, 44, rapped about in considered one of his greatest hits.
“Honestly, i’m not even sure how you become one,” she stated. “So I asked my mom’s boyfriend, Cory [Gamble].”
The aspiring authorized eagle additionally referenced striving to comply with within the footsteps of her late father, legendary lawyer Robert Kardashian.
She thanked him for “opening up my eyes to racial injustice.” After all, she stated, “It’s because of him I met my first black person. Wanna take a stab in the dark on who its was? OJ does leave a mark — or several, or none at all I still don’t know.”
After taking jabs at her household, she took a shot at NBC’s inconic sketch comedy itself.
“I’m used to my 360 million followers watching my every move,” she stated, sweetly. “How many watch SNL? 10 million. Tonight is a chill intimate night for me.”
And identical to that her much-hyped internet hosting stint was underway. Early skits included an Aladdin-themed bit with Pete Davidson and a star-studded riff on on “The Bachelorette,” that includes film stars John Cena, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer, Chace Crawford (“The Boys”), Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”), NBA baller Blake Griffin of the Brooklyn Nets and real-life bachelor Tyler Cameron.
The sex-tape survivor, actuality TV icon and SKIMS shape wear maven reportedly logged up-to-20-hour days in rehearsal for her high-profile sketch comedy debut. Call occasions for run-throughs can begin at 5 or 6 a.m. and run via 3 a..m., a present insider confirmed to The Post.
Meanwhile, Kardashian is alleged to have reached out to a group of consultants for recommendation throughout her prep interval: Schumer, 40, Dave Chappelle, 48, Ellen DeGeneres, 63, and James Corden, 43, are just some of the dwell efficiency vets who’re rumored to have offered an A-list help.
Oh, and her estranged hubby Kanye West — who’s appeared as an “SNL” musical visitor a number of occasions and was spotted at her hotel Saturday morning — can also be rumored to offered some useful suggestions.
In pre-show promos to hype her look, Kardashian joked that it might be “so easy.” The clips featured Kardashian with cast member Cecily Strong, 37, and this week’s musical visitor, Halsey, 27.
“So Kim, are you nervous about doing sketch comedy?” Strong asks. “Why? I don’t have to write sketches, do I?” Kardashian coolly responds, earlier than Strong says she won’t be required to take action. Halsey then chimes in to she reveal she gained’t even must memorize any strains, as a result of they’ll all be written on cue playing cards.
“And no one else will look as good as me, will they?” Kardashian asks, to which Strong and Halsey insist in unison: “Absolutely not!”
“Then this is so easy!” the girl of the hour-and-and-a-half says with a shurg