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Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ monologue takes photographs at household, intercourse tape, OJ Simpson

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 intercourse tape and declaring that her “first black individual” was OJ Simpson.

But first, clad in an eye-scorching head-to-toe bodysuit, the 40-year-old famous person admitted: “I’m shocked to see me right here, too. I haven’t had a film premiere in a extremely very long time. I imply truly I solely had that one film come out, and nobody instructed me it was premiering. It will need to have slipped my mother’s thoughts.”

Kardashian (she was truly introduced as “Kardashian West”) made it clear that she’s “a lot greater than only a fairly face — and good hair, and nice make-up, and wonderful boobs, and an ideal butt,” she quipped. “I’m a lot greater than that reference picture my sisters confirmed their plastic surgeon.”

With a fearless, deadpan supply that confirmed a refreshing willingness to roast her personal legend, she additionally sassed: “I’m a Kim — not a Karen … someway [my mom] simply knew. I don’t understand how she noticed that coming (pause for impact) and never Caitlyn.”

Speaking of her dad and mom, she additionally teased a run for political workplace earlier than dropping the punchline: “I’m not operating for president, we will’t have three failed politicians in a single household,” 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.

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“I’m used to my 360 million followers watching my each transfer,” she mentioned, sweetly. “How many watch SNL? 10 million. Tonight is a chill intimate night time for me.”

Even prolonged relations took a good-natured ribbing: After praising her ex-husband’s accomplishments (whereas questioning his persona), she shouted herself out for by no means being a gold-digger like these Kanye, 44, rapped about in one among his largest hits.

“Honestly, i’m not even positive the way you turn into one,” she mentioned. “So I requested my mother’s boyfriend, Corey [Gamble].”

The aspiring authorized eagle additionally referenced striving to observe 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 mentioned, “It’s due to him I met my first black individual. Wanna take a stab at the hours of darkness on who it was? OJ does go away a mark — or a number of, or none in any respect I nonetheless don’t know.”

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian West in an Aladdin-themed sketch on
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian West in an Aladdin-themed sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”
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After taking jabs at her household, she took a shot at NBC’s iconic sketch comedy establishment itself. “I’m so used to my 360 million followers watching my each transfer,” she mentioned, sweetly. “How many watch SNL? Like, 10 million? Tonight is a chill intimate night time for me.”

And similar 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 “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 form put on maven reportedly logged up-to-20-hour days in rehearsal for her high-profile sketch comedy debut. Call instances for run-throughs can begin at 5 or 6 a.m. and run by 3 a..m., a present insider confirmed to The Post.

Meanwhile, Kardashian is claimed to have reached out to a crew of consultants for recommendation throughout her prep interval: Schumer, 40, Dave Chappelle, 48, Ellen DeGeneres, 63, and James Corden, 43, are only a few of the reside efficiency vets who’re rumored to have supplied an A-list help.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West make a statement heading to NBC Studios for her SNL debut
Kim Kardashian and estranged husband Kanye West are seen heading to NBC Studios for her “SNL” debut. Her masked sister Khloe Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner are additionally on the town for her night time night time.
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Oh, and her estranged hubby Kanye West — who’s appeared as an “SNL” musical visitor a number of instances and was noticed at her lodge Saturday morning — can be rumored to have supplied some useful suggestions.

In pre-show promos to hype her look, Kardashian joked that it will be “really easy.” The clips featured Kardashian with solid member Cecily Strong, 37, and this week’s musical visitor, Halsey, 27. (The latter went on to carry out with a shock on-air accompanist: Legendary, now-fired Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, 72.)

“So Kim, are you nervous about doing sketch comedy?” Strong asks. “Why? I don’t have to write down sketches, do I?” Kardashian coolly responds, earlier than Strong says she is not going to be required to take action. Halsey then chimes in to she reveal she gained’t even must memorize any traces, as a result of they’ll all be written on cue playing cards.

Kim Kardashian is seen with Halsey and Cecily Strong in an
Kim Kardashian is seen with Halsey and Cecily Strong in an “SNL” promo
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“And nobody else will look pretty much as good as me, will they?” Kardashian asks, to which Strong and Halsey insist in unison: “Absolutely not!”

“Then this is very easy!” the girl of the hour-and-and-a-half says with a shrug.

Sure, social media pundits — and Debra Messing — talked loads of smack. But it seems the joke was on them: Sure, she’s no top-flight comic. But Kardashian didn’t break a sweat whereas executing, as an alternative of shirking, each side of the “SNL” internet hosting gig.

Thank you @KimKardashian, @halsey, @LBuckingham, @KrisJenner, @khloekardashian, @chacecrawford, @TylerJCameron3, @blakegriffin23, @chrisrock, @amyschumer, @iJesseWilliams, and @JohnCena! Goodnight! pic.twitter.com/WiBoD7a1Y0

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 10, 2021

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