R&B superstar Drake has been tapped to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time ever next month. The singer joins actress Anna Faris who will be the host of the Oct. 15 episode of the variety show, which airs on NBC at 11:30PM ET.
Drizzy is the third Young Money artist to perform on SNL following appearances by Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Minaj appeared earlier this year and was featured in a few comedy sketches, including our favorite, ‘Bride of Blackenstein.’
No word if Drake will appear in any skits, but since he’s an actor, we expect he might participate in a comedy sketch or two. We are quite sure that Adam Samberg is writing an SNL Digital Short especially for him right now.
Other artists slated to appear on the upcoming season include Lady Antebellum (Oct. 1), Foster the People (Oct. 8), and Michael Bublé (Dec. 17).
As we previously reported, Drake unveiled the cover art for his upcoming LP ‘Take Care.’ The artwork features the 24-year-old singer draped in gold chains sitting at a plush table with a gold owl statue. ‘Take Care’ will arrive in digital and retail stores on Oct. 24.