Lady Gaga & Mick Jagger Surprise in Bad Bunny-Hosted Episode – Billboard
Written by GRB on 22/10/2023
Bad Bunny was supported by some huge stars while pulling double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
During Saturday’s (Oct. 21) episode, the Puerto Rican star was introduced by Lady Gaga for his first musical performance, appeared in a telenovela sketch alongside a moustached Mick Jagger, and got some interpreting help from Pedro Pascal during the monologue.
Prior to Benito’s performance of “Un Preview,” from his latest album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, Gaga surprised viewers by stepping onstage to announce in a Spanish accent, “Puerto Rico y todo el corillo, Bad Bunny!” It marked the pop star and actresses first SNL appearance since 2016.
Elsewhere in the episode, Jagger appeared in the “Telenovela” sketch with Bunny, who portrayed a Spanish soap opera actor that gets slapped multiple times by his villainous father, played by the iconic Rolling Stones singer. Jagger made another cameo during the “Convent Meeting” skit, a hilarious parody of Sister Act 3.
The NBC comedy show kicked off with a monologue from Bad Bunny, featuring Last of Us star Pascal, who showed up to assist with translating and give the music star comical advice for his opener. Pascal later appeared in a skit as an overprotective mother alongside the Puerto Rican rapper-singer.
Bad Bunny, who previously appeared as a guest on SNL in 2021, recently celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana. The set serves as a follow-up to his blockbuster 2022 album, Un Verano Sin Ti, which topped the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks.
Watch Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger and Pedro Pascal’s SNL cameos below. For those without cable, the broadcast streams on Peacock, which you can sign up for at the link here. Having a Peacock account also gives fans access to previous SNL episodes as well.