Lizzo Makes ‘SNL’ History As First Female Host To Introduce Herself As Musical Guest


The singer seemed to be feeling good as hell at her “Saturday Night Livehosting debut over the weekend, in which she also served as the musical guest. So much so that on Sunday she did the internet equivalent of a hair toss by announcing that she was the first female host on the legendary sketch show to introduce herself as the show’s musical guest.

“Ladies and gentlemen … me,” Lizzo said before performing her new single “About Damn Time” during the live show.

Initially LIzzo claimed that she was the first host ever to introduce herself. But when a fan pointed out that Chance the Rapper — who served as both host and musical guest in 2019 — did it before her, Lizzo was quick to make the slight edit and clarify her still significant history-making title.

But if Lizzo wants a gender-free title, we at HuffPost argue that could be done. Chance the Rapper introduced himself by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen … Chance the Rapper” — so we think that Lizzo could also be known as being the first “SNL” host to introduce themselves in the first person.





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