Chance the Rapper Slated to Appear as One of the Hosts for ‘SNL’ Next Month

Chance the Rapper is headed back to Saturday Night Live next month, but unlike his past appearances, the Coloring Book artist will be taking the stage as an SNL host. For his November 18 appearance on the live sketch-comedy show, the Chicago rapper will be joined by Missouri-born rapper Eminem as the night’s featured musical guest.

The announcement was revealed over the official SNL Twitter account, where the schedule and guests for the upcoming Saturdays were provided. “Ready for November,” the caption read.

On November 4, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David will be hosting, with Miley Cyrus serving as the musical guest. On November 11, Girls Trip breakout star and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will take the reins of the show’s hosting gig with Taylor Swift appearing as the musical guest. And finally, November 18 will feature Chancelor as a first-time host of the longstanding iconic late night program.

Though he’s no stranger to the stage as a performer – with his last performance happening late last year on the show – it will be interesting to see how the rapper trades in his bars for comedic timing. It’ll be cool to see how he does with remembering lines, engages in chemistry with the other cast members, and puts himself out there for the sake of comedy.

The episode should make for an interesting one with the unique hip-hop combination of Chance the Rapper and Eminem. Fans may be put onto some much-anticipated new music from Em, who has been hard at work on a new album that’s name and release date has not been revealed.

Speaking of hosts, Chance has been in the news a lot lately for an alleged beef between him and Everyday Struggle co-host Joe Budden. The Complex anchor/retired rapper has explicitly stated in the past that he does not believe Chance is being entirely forthcoming about his status as an independent artist and believes that quotations should be placed around the phrase. Budden is known for his tendency to state unpopular opinions and openly welcomes debates.

Word of Budden’s claims got back to Chance and he clapped back at Budden publicly in an interview:

“I f**k with Joe Budden. I know that he has to do his thing because he has a talk show now, and he used to be an artist. At that time, he could do whatever he wanted to. But now he’s got to go to his job on Fridays and like, clock in, clock out, and now, it’s important for him to say things that are going to incite conversation. N****s gotta do what they gotta do.”

On a later episode of Everday Struggle, Budden addressed Chance once again:

“When you attack me and the things I’ve said any my credibility, you’re going to force me to take the mask off of you. You are the culture, and because you are the culture I have a moral obligation to relay information now. And I think that you have an obligation to relay such information as well. Yet you continue this lie. You are not independent. Stop saying it, and stop responding to me every time I say it because I’m willing to prove my point.”

More recently, Chance to another shot at Budden – this time during a show, where the Chicago rapper spit fire when he said, “I might have to fire Joe Budden.”

We’ll have to wait and see if any of that gets written into SNL while Chance is doing his stint.

Photo Credit: Chance the Rapper/Instagram

Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.