Kim Kardashian’s opening monologue was plenty of zingers, including a dig at OJ Simpson, a former family friend!
Kim Kardashian kicked off the season of Saturday Night Live with a bang! The 40-year-old launched the show in a barbie pink crushed velvet turtleneck and leggings, which had plenty of zingers, including some cringe-worthy ones directed at her ex, Kanye West, 44. She joked that she was “just kidding” since “we can’t have three failed politicians in one family” as she seemed to be set to announce a presidential bid (the other being Caitlyn Jenner).
“I married the greatest rapper in history. He’s also the wealthiest black guy in America, and he’s the father of four incredible children. So when I divorce him, it’ll come down to one thing….personality,” she continued, adding that she’s “not a gold digger,” but that she’d question her mother’s lover Corey Gamble about it. Yikes!
She also mentioned her former family friend OJ Simpson as the “first Black person” she ever met near the end of the monologue. “OJ does leave an impression. Or maybe a few. Alternatively, none at all! She joked, “I still don’t know,” a subtle reference to his previous murder trial involving the late Nicole Brown Simpson.
Kim also didn’t hold back when it came to making fun of herself, including a joke about her old sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J! “I just had that one film come out, and no one even notified me when it was going to be released.” She said near the end of the speech, “It must have slipped my mother’s mind.”
Kim was spotted having lunch with showrunner Lorne Michaels and her mother (and manager) Kris Jenner, 65, at the famed Polo Lounge in September, confirming weeks of speculations that she would be hosting the long-running NBC series. “OMG, there’s no going back now!!!!” On Sept. 22, she tweeted, “LOL I’m hosting SNL!!!!!! @nbcsnl,” with a photograph that also announced Halsey, 27, as the musical guest.
The KKW Beauty CEO has been “invited” to appear on season 47, HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY reported before of the big announcement. “Kim was invited to host Saturday Night Live, and there was even talk of having Kanye as the musical guest for the first episode of the season,” a source said at the time. “The plan is for Kim to host, with certain family members possibly participating in sketches or the opening monologue.” They still want her to take a hosting position somewhere throughout the season if they can’t figure it out for the season premiere.”
After seven years of marriage, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye West, 44, in February. The Yeezy designer and the founder of SKIMS appear to be getting along OK as they co-parent their four children: North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. Kim also showed up to support ‘Ye at his three Donda listening parties, including one in Chicago where she surprised everyone by wearing a bridal gown. The exes haven’t confirmed whether or not they’re reconciling, but they sure know how to get people talking.