Justin Bieber was the musical guest on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The episode was hosted by Issa Rae. During his sets, Bieber performed “Holy” with Chance the Rapper before returning with benny blanco for their new single “Lonely.” Watch it below.
Justin Bieber’s new album Changes arrived in February, and he appeared on SNL the same month. Since then, he’s shared a new track with Ariana Grande (“Stuck With U”), starred in Drake and DJ Khaled’s music video for “Popstar,” and released “Holy” with Chance. He released “Lonely” with benny blanco earlier this week.
In one sketch, Issa Rae appeared as a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news correspondent on “Drake Watch” duty in Toronto. Chance and Bieber also appeared as themselves in a sketch featuring a dance-off between Rae and SNL’s Kyle Mooney. During the last sketch of the night, Issa Rae played a NAACP representative on a program called Your Voice Chicago. During the clip, Issa’s character stated that she would be voting for “everybody black” in the upcoming election. When the host (played by Kenan Thompson) mentions Kanye West running for president at the end of the segment, Rae’s character says, “Kanye? F him!” Kanye seemed to respond to this moment in a tweet on Sunday.
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