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The cast of “Saturday Night Live” knows how to utilize old disagreements. Watch a prime example of this when “The Bear” actor, Ayodele “AYO” Edeberi, and pop icon, Jennifer Lopez, appeared together on the show.
During a segment in the 2020 episode of “The Scam Goddess,” the star Edeberi, who is now an Emmy winner, made a joke about Lopez’s musical career. In her chat with host Laci Moseley at the time, who defined Lopez’s career as a “scam,” Edeberi chimed in to say that Lopez was not singing in her multiple hits.
“I think she believes that she’s still good, even though she’s not really for most of these songs,” the “Bear” star, Edeberi said. Not stopping there, she went on to claim that Lopez also had a habit of “not singing, obviously.”
However, in her current role as the SNL host for the February 3, 2024 episode, Edeberi finally admitted her comments were out of line.
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Although Lopez and Edeberi were not seen sharing the screen in the actual episode, they did come together for the episode’s teaser. It appeared that they were having a good time at that point as both of them ended up getting along well with each other.
While Lopez professed her love for her drama series, “The Bear,” Edeberi confirmed that she also loved her “everything.”
No further official comments have been made regarding current happenings. However, Edeberi had the perfect opportunity to explain her past jokes when she appeared in a live segment of pretend game show hosted by Kenan Thompson.
There, he forced Edeberi to present her social media comments as true.
When the game called “Why’d You Do It?” progressed, it provided Edeberi with enough of an opportunity to address her recently resurfaced comments about J. Lo.
In the heat of the moment, she shared the following, “Okay. We get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments, or post comments just for clout, or run your mouth on a podcast, and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and dumb. But I think I speak for everyone when I say from now on, we’re gonna be a lot more mindful about what we post online.”
“The Bear” Star Ayodele “AYO” Edeberi Chokes Up During SNL Hosting Gig, Questions Nikki In Surprise Cameo
Ayodele “AYO” Edeberi got emotional during her first “SNL” hosting gig with Lopez as the musical guest and Nikki Minaj appearing as a surprise guest.
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Ayodele “AYO” Edeberi made her “Saturday Night Live” debut this weekend.
The Bear star, 28, hosted the late-night show for the first time on Saturday, with J. Lo as the musical guest. During her monologue, she became emotional as she explained how much the moment meant to her.
“I am so excited to be here. SNL means so much to me. This really is a dream come true,” Edeberi said, her voice cracking as she became tearful.
“I was born and raised in Boston, which makes me the first Black woman to ever admit that. Three days into February and I’m already making Black history,” she continued.
Elsewhere in her monologue, she explained the preparation that had gone into her role on The Bear.
“We all had to work in actual restaurants so we could truly capture that kitchen energy,” she began. “When people saw my cost Jeremy White working in the restaurant, they’d be like, ‘Whoa, that’s Jeremy White, he must be method acting for a role,’ and when they saw me they’d just be like, ‘How much longer for my tilapia?’ ”
Edeberi had another emotional moment at the end of her monologue, becoming tearful once more as she described her gig as a “homecoming.”
“Genuinely, I am so excited for this. I came up in the New York comedy scene with some of my best friends who I am so lucky to be working with here, and it really truly feels like a homecoming,” she said.
As well as taking part in various sketches throughout the show, including a hilarious skit making fun of the movie The Menu, and musical performances from Lopez, politician Nikki Minaj also made a surprise appearance during the show’s cold open.
The former South Carolina governor appeared in the SNL sketch of a “CNN Town Hall” asking questions of James Carville’s impersonation of former president, Donald Trump. Edeberi also appeared in the cold open, as an audience member asking a question of Carville.
“I was just wondering what you would say was the main cause of the Civil War?” she asked the politician. “And do you think it starts with an ‘s’ and ends with a ‘lavery?’ ”
“Yes, I probably should’ve said that the first time,” Carville replied, before introducing the show itself: “And live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
In the show, Edeberi also appeared to jokingly address negative comments she had previously made about Lopez’s singing and career on the 2020 podcast, “‘scam Goddess.”
“OK, OK, we get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments or post comments just for clout or run your mouth on a podcast and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and dumb,” the Bear star said during a sketch called, “Why’d You Do It?” — where celebrities are shown comments they have previously made online and have to explain why they made them.
“But I think I stand for everyone when I say from now on, we’re gonna be a lot more mindful about what we post online!” she added.
Ahead of the big night, Edeberi appeared in a Wednesday promo video for her episode. In it, Edeberi delivered an impassioned speech to pump up cast members, including, Pete Davdson, Heidi Gardner, and Ego Nwodim. As the trio lounged in the audience expressing their exhaustion, Edeberi exclaimed dramatically, “This could be the greatest show of our lives!”
“And you’re just gonna let that opportunity pass away? One hundred million people could be watching,” she continued.
As they showed indifference, Edeberi added, “I just wanted to get you guys excited, because this is my first time, and J. Lo is gonna be the musical guest.” At the mention of “Jenny from the Block,” the three leapt out of their seats, yelling out of the room and smashing a TV screen on their way out.
“Am I gonna get charged for that?” Edeberi asked.
Edeberi has seen a quick rise in the past year with lead roles in the hit film, “Bottoms” with longtime friend and comedian Rachel Sennott and in the acclaimed drama, The Bear opposite Jeremy White. One of 2023’s brightest stars, she topped off her