Kanye West has appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live seven times and has given some of the show's most memorable performances. And that one time, Elon Musk clumsily served as host. However, this week's "Weekend Update" relegated them to being insignificant punchlines.
Michael Che stated, "The Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance criticised Kanye West's antisemitic tweets," before adding, "Just say Lenny Kravitz."
Elon Musk wrote, "Talked to ye today & communicated my worries about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart," in response to Kanye West's irrational social media statement, Colin Jost said. That settles it, I suppose. Then he added, "If there's one thing we all trust Elon with, it's successfully interpreting another human being's emotional cues," which garnered a fair amount of laughter on its own.
The two discussed a number of political topics earlier in the session, beginning with Donald Trump's deranged 14-page letter in response to the January 6th committee.
Jost responded, "OK, Unabomber." I'm not sure if it's a coincidence, but Trump sent the letter on the same day the FDA declared there is a national Adderall shortage. And from my own experience in college, I only know that I always took a concerning amount of Adderall if I did a 14-page paper in one night.
Che, on the other hand, brought up the recently revealed video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declaring she would "knock him out" if Trump showed up at the Capitol during the uprising and added, "And I'm going to go to jail, and I'm going to be delighted."
To a mixture of chuckles and groans, Che made the quip, "I presume because she has shares in private prisons."
Finally, Jost mocked Herschel Walker, a candidate for the Georgia Senate, for displaying a fake police credential during their debate with Senator Raphael Warnock.
Walker replied exactly, "I work with several police officers.
Which is simply more indication that Herschel Walker has cognitive issues, Jost said in jest.