New York, NY – With a brown McDonald’s bag by his facet, Kenan Thompson took on the position of R. Kelly for Saturday’s (March 10) chilly open ofย Saturday Night Live.ย For this specific episode, the lengthy operating comedy sketch present tackled Kelly’s dramatic interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.

At the start of sketch, Thompson’s character asks to be known as “sufferer,” however Leslie Jones (who performs King) refuses. From there, she jumps into her line of questioning, which incorporates asking why he agreed to the interview within the first place.

“Because individuals suppose I’m some sort of a monster,” he replies. “I’m right here to take away all of that. My lawyer was telling me no, however my ego โ€” it was telling me sure.”

Throughout the sketch, the SNL writers constantly mock Kelly for his perceived lack of intelligence, one thing his former legal professional Ed Genson talked about in a current interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s not very shiny,” Genson stated.

Elsewhere within the skit, Thompson’s character periodically breaks into tune, bringing the interview to a halt. During the unique CBS interview, Kelly jumped out of his seat and needed to take a break to regain composure, which Thompson expertly recreated.

Jones’s character additionally brings up the $161,633 he owed in unpaid little one assist in addition to the damning Lifetime documentary, Surviving. R. Kelly.ย 

Twitter, in fact, had its opinions on the sketch.

Check out a few of the reactions under.

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