Rihanna reportedly peeved off Saturday Night Live’s producers by calling in sick for the final dress rehearsal but the girl put on a good show regardless. The dress rehearsal is done live in front of a studio audience right before the actual show and it’s taken pretty seriously, so when she bailed and came in looking fine, it didn’t bode well.
Rihanna started with “Birthday Cake,” making some believe Chris Brown would make an unexpected cameo (he didn’t) but it soon turned into a medley of “Talk That Talk.” Rihanna was spotlighted in front of a giant spiderweb which was illuminated by green lasers.
Some people complained that there was an echo effect added to her microphone that made her voice sound shaky, but that went away with her follow-up performance of “Where Have You Been,” which had an Arabian-themed backdrop.
Host Eli Manning was a bit awkward but it was Kristen Wiig who ultimately stole the show with her impression of the Tan Mom. Whether or not Rihanna was sick, she put on a good performance, though we didn’t get to see her anticipated “Shy Ronnie” digital short.
Watch it here:
After hearing about tan mom Patricia Krentcil, who took her 5-year-old to a tanning booth, my faith in Snooki as a mom-to-be shot up. Comparatively, Snooki looks tame and even offered some wise words in her first piece of parenting advice:” That b***h is crazy, you are not supposed to take kids there. Everyone knows you are NOT supposed to take kids there,” she told Extra.
Now, “Tan Mom” is shooting back at Snooki, who she refers to as Snoopy. TMZ caught up with her and she calls the Jersey Shore star fake, fat and said “when this is all said and done I’d like to meet up with Snoopy.”
Next on her hit list will probably be Kristen Wiig, who did a worthy performance of her on Saturday Night Live. The sad part was, the makeup they used didn’t even make Wiig as tan as Krentcil. (Watch it after the jump)