Sasheer Zamata Dishes on Meeting Rihanna After Playing Her on Saturday Night Live

Sasheer Zamata and RIhanna
Sasheer Zamata regularly impersonates RIhanna on Saturday Night Live.  tephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central; Scott Legato/FilmMagic

After a season of play, Sasheer had to pay! Saturday Night Live newbie Sasheer Zamata has portrayed dozens of celebrities since she joined the NBC show this past season, but she's only met one in person — Rihanna

On Saturday, May 23, Zamata, 29, dished during a live chat at Union Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y. for Brunch Night With Jamie LeeLo about coming face-to-face with the "American Oxygen" songstress, 27, when she performed on the season finale of the show. 

Though she admitted to being nervous at first, Zamata said that her first interaction with Rihanna was positive. 

"We had had a good night after the dress rehearsal, and she turned around and saw me and she was like 'Hey!' and she gave me a hug," the comedienne recalled.  

But things didn't stay happy go lucky for long. 

"Then she got drunker progressively throughout the show, and at the end of good nights for the actual show, I went up to give her a hug because I was like 'We're good, we're besties now,'" Zamata said, laughing. "And I was like 'Hey!' and she was like [mimes bored wave]. So I was like 'Ohhh, wow your true feelings are coming out!'"

Rihanna was the musical guest for this season's finale, which was hosted by comic Louis C.K

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