After eight seasons of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson said goodbye to Eminem, who made a surprise guest appearance in a parody of his and Dr. Dre’s 1999 hit Forgot About Dre.
For the Season 47 finale of Saturday Night Live on May 21, Eminem performed as part of a limited-time musical skit honoring SNL producer Lorne Michaels.
In the skit, Davidson raps about the legendary producer’s accomplishments and credits him with nurturing the careers of prominent comedians like John Belushi, David Spade, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell.
The sketch begins with presenter Natasha Lyonne approaching Davidson to tell him that Michaels is upset because now that Davidson is leaving, he can’t fulfill his long-held wish to star alongside the young comedian in one of his music video spoofs .
“This guy literally did everything for me, so I’m going to repay him by making this rap video exactly how he wrote it,” Davidson tells Lyonne while holding Lorne’s devastated script in his hands.
With the famous ’99 beat guiding his rap flow, Davidson emerges dressed as Michaels surrounded by awards and spitting lines about the coveted producer, whose face is deepfaked throughout the video. He boasts of his impeccable Rolodex, naming Joe Biden, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon.
“So what do you say about a great comedy? Have been doing it myself for half a century,” Davidson raps, mimicking Eminem’s powerful performance.
Just as Davidson is adjusting to his Eminem impersonation, the illustrious rapper himself appears and roars at the King of Staten Island star from the off. In his classic poker face, Eminem looks at Davidson questioningly.
“It’s another parody, it’s like another homage or something?” he asks, to which Davidson replies, “Yeah, that’s like the third one.”
“Yeah, they all suck. Please stop,” he tells Davidson. With a confused face, the 28-year-old comedian tries to explain: “Honestly, we’re only doing this because we love you so much, it’s like a tribute.”
“Pete, don’t you fucking do that again,” Eminem responds, pointing his finger at Davidson, who looks over at a character playing Michaels and yells, “You blew it!”
The “SNL” star has previously starred in other Eminem parodies on the show – most recently Davidson transformed Eminem’s “Stan” into the Santa-inspired “Stu,” a sketch that also featured Eminem in a cameo role.
Watch the Forgot About Lorne skit in the video below:
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