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Drake on SNL: Rapper Recalls Bar Mitzvah in Skit With New Cast Member Sasheer Zamata

Saturday, Jan. 18 was a big night for Saturday Night Live. Not only did rapper Drake host and serve as a musical guest, but it was also new cast member Sasheer Zamata‘s first time on the show. 

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The 27-year-old made her first appearance during a skit in Drake’s opening monologue where he recalled his bar mitzvah from 1999. The former Canadian actor-turned-rapper talked about having a Jewish mother and a black father in the skit where SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer (who is known for her recurring role as Bar Mitzvah Boy) played his mother and Jay Pharaoh played his father. 

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New SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata (far left) makes her debut in host Drake’s opening monologue skit where he raps while reenacting his bar mitzvah.

The versatile host went straight into a hilarious rap, which opened with, “I’m black and Jewish, don’t be so foolish, it’s a mitzvah. I’m black, I’m Jewish. I play ball like Lebron and I know what a W2 is.” 

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He even poked fun at his personal life rapping, “I celebrate Hannakuh, dated Rihanna-akah.”

Zamata played Drake’s “Auntie Ronda” from Memphis, Tenn. The new cast member only had one line, but she appeared in several skits throughout the night, including a slumber party sequence in which Drake played her embarrassing father. 

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The stand up comedian is the first black female actress to grace the SNL stage since Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007. 

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