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Drake to host 'SNL' in January

Rapper joins cadre of musicians pulling double-duty on the show

By MSN Music Partners Dec 23, 2013 11:11AM

By Miriam Coleman
Rolling Stone


Drake is set to take the helm when "Saturday Night Live" returns for its first fresh episode of the new year. The rapper will pull double-duty as both host and musical guest on January 18th, 2014, the show announced during its broadcast Saturday night.


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Drake joins a small but growing group of musicians who have served both roles on the show simultaneously, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus.

Fortunately, Drake has quite a bit of acting experience to bring to the table: before launching his music career in 2006, the Toronto native (born Aubrey Drake Graham) got his start as an actor on Canadian television. He was best known for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." 


Drake last appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 2011 in an episode hosted by Anna Faris. Although his primary job at the time was musical guest, he did show off some comedy chops in a Weekend Update segment, playing one of "two teenagers dressed as werewolves" brought in to fill Seth Meyers in on the latest Halloween trend of Bag Jackin'.

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Dec 24, 2013 4:30PM
Since when is someone as innocuous as Drake hosting "Saturday Night Live" news?  The news about SNL was the calender year closer with Jimmy Fallon hosting and Justin Timberlake as the musical guest.  The two did a few skits that were hilarious, and Timberlakes two musical numbers were amazing.  Just try and top that in 2014, Drake!!!
Dec 24, 2013 3:12PM
Will he able to say the N word a million times like he does in his assinine rap crap! 
Dec 24, 2013 2:02PM

Who the F is Drake? He looks like that moron in the MtDew commercials that were extremly annoying.

Dec 24, 2013 12:32PM
SNL has not been worth watching for quite some time now. And it just got worse.
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