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'We'll be good… ish': Elon Musk promotes upcoming SNL appearance with Miley Cyrus


Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus continued to tease their SNL appearance on Thursday. 

The billionaire host and musical guest, aged 49 and 28 respectively, appeared in a commercial alongside the show’s Cecily Strong, in which they seemed to be determined to hint at imminent chaos on the programme.

Indirectly addressing the controversy surrounding his appearance in the clip, he said: ‘Hi, I’m Elon Musk, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus. And I’m a wild card, so there’s no telling what I may do.’ 

The latest: Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus continued to tease their SNL appearance on Thursday

The latest: Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus continued to tease their SNL appearance on Thursday

Miley seemed determined to match up to Elon’s wild side, as she echoed his statement and proclaimed: ‘Same here. Rules? No thanks!’ 

Cecily, 37, noted: ‘It’s also the Mother’s Day show so your moms are going to be here,’ to which Miley replied, ‘Forget what I said.’

The Tesla and SpaceX founder added, ‘Fine, we’ll be good… ish.’

In the clip, the South African-born business magnate wore an all-black ensemble of a leader coat and back shirt with a bandana tied around his face as an improvised face mask in a nod to he COVID-19 pandemic. 

Front and center: The billionaire host and musical guest, aged 49 and 28 respectively, appeared in a commercial alongside the show's Cecily Strong, in which they seemed to be determined to hint at imminent chaos on the programme

Front and center: The billionaire host and musical guest, aged 49 and 28 respectively, appeared in a commercial alongside the show’s Cecily Strong, in which they seemed to be determined to hint at imminent chaos on the programme

Miley wore a vast red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow. 

In another promotional clip, Elon touted his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, ‘I just did a successful rocket launch this week’ to which Strong said, ‘Wow, well, I did my laundry … actually, no. I didn’t.’

In a previous promo on Twitter, Elon was seen combing through scripts at the show’s New York City headquarters.

Oops! Indirectly addressing the controversy surrounding his appearance in the clip, he said: 'Hi, I’m Elon Musk, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus. And I’m a wild card, so there’s no telling what I may do'

Oops! Indirectly addressing the controversy surrounding his appearance in the clip, he said: ‘Hi, I’m Elon Musk, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Miley Cyrus. And I’m a wild card, so there’s no telling what I may do’ 

Elon’s appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman.

Fans cited past statements made by Elon and wealth inequality, as Forbes has estimated Musk’s worth to be $177billion.

There have been early signs of tension between the long-running show’s core cast members and Musk. 

Last week, Musk wrote on Twitter: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.’ Sharing a screenshot of the tweet Bowen Yang reacted on his Instagram Stories, with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’.

Hmm... Miley wore a vast red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow

Hmm… Miley wore a vast red boa with a black face mask, while Strong wore a black silk outfit with a bow 

Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s concerns and shared a tweet by Bernie Sanders. The tweet read: ‘The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.

‘Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity. (sic)’ 

The engineer is the the first non-actor or non-athlete since 2015 to host the comedy sketch show. 

Past guests on the show who have cause controversy with their hosting gigs. 

There they are: Elon's appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman

There they are: Elon’s appearance at the head of the show has come with buzz, as many fans have questioned why the NBC variety show would cast the businessman 

In May 1990, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, as then-cast member Nora Dunn and planned musical guest Sinead O’Connor boycotted Clay’s episode in response to Clay’s material.

Other past business moguls to host the show include late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990, and former NBC programming president Brandon Tartikoff in 1983. 

Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions: Her most recent came in April 2020 during an at-home episode in which she sang the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. 

In another promotional clip, Musk touted his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, 'I just did a successful rocket launch this week' to which Strong said, 'Wow, well, I did my laundry ... actually, no. I didn’t.'

In another promotional clip, Musk touted his ongoing work with SpaceX, saying, ‘I just did a successful rocket launch this week’ to which Strong said, ‘Wow, well, I did my laundry … actually, no. I didn’t.’

Doting dad: Earlier in the week, ahead of rehearsals Elon was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night

Doting dad: Earlier in the week, ahead of rehearsals Elon was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night

She’s hosted the show in 2011, 2013 and 2015, also being the musical guest in the latter two. 

Earlier in the week, ahead of rehearsals Elon was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night.

Landing at New Jersey‘s Teterboro Airport, the Tesla CEO was joined by partner Grimes, 33, and their son X Æ A-XII, who turned one earlier this week.

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn't need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars



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