Kim Kardashian West strolled onto the “Saturday Night Live” stage in a bright pink catsuit and delivered a scathing, witty monologue about herself, her family, and confronting the tabloid-fueled celebrity that comes with being America’s most prominent reality star.
“I’m startled to see me here, too,” the 40-year-old star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” said, mocking her sex tape that leaked in the early 2000s. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie premiere.”
Kardashian West explained that she is much more than the sparkle and glam that everyone sees in her hair, makeup, and outfits. She then on to ridicule her family, stating flatly that she is relieved that no one can call her a golddigger. “To be honest, I’m not sure how you become one,” she admitted. “So I asked Corey [Gamble], my mother’s boyfriend.”
Her late father, Robert Kardashian, a prominent lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson in the former NFL star’s 1995 murder trial, was also honored in the speech.
Kardashian West also addressed her high-profile divorce from spouse Kanye West. Kardashian West filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after seven years of marriage. “When I divorce him, you have to know it came down to one thing: his personality,” she said in her commentary, praising West as a musical genius and revealing the real reason they split despite his wealth, talent, and four children: “When I divorce him, you have to know it came down to one thing: his personality.”
The jokes centred around Kardashian West’s well-known celebrity persona throughout the evening.
Kardashian West and comedian Aidy Bryant swapped lives for 24 hours in another comedy dubbed “The Switch” because Kardashian West wanted to spend one day as an ordinary person. Kardashian West’s mother, Kris Jenner, and sister, Khloe Kardashian, made cameo appearances in the amusing scene.
The reality show “The Bachelorette” was then criticized by Kardashian West. She brought up each candidate, dressed in a yellow gown, to give them a token of appreciation. The crowd burst out laughing when they realized the bachelors weren’t ordinary folks, but celebrities. John Cena, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Chace Crawford, Jesse Williams, and Blake Griffin, who dated her sister, Kendall Jenner, were among others on the list. With a twist, real-life bachelor Tyler Cameron was also present in the scene.
Viewers also erupted in applause for musical guest Halsey, who was making her fifth appearance on SNL.
The actor Rami Malek will host the show next week, while rapper Young Thug will perform.