Reality TV star to host ‘SNL’ for the first time this week
Kanye West is in New York to secretly help Kim Kardashian on her debut show ‘Saturday Night Live’.
The rapper and reality queen is both in town as she prepares to host the NBC show this Saturday.
A source said: “Kim is nervous about hosting ‘SNL’, it’s a big challenge but she’s determined to succeed.
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“Kanye is quietly giving her advice about her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show.”
Kardashian, 40, was seen clutching a large Balenciaga bag as she exited her Upper East Side hotel on her way to NBC Studios in Midtown on Tuesday.
He is expected to begin rehearsals Wednesday after hosting dinner Tuesday night with “SNL” guru Lorne Michaels.
She previously admitted on Instagram that she was feeling “pressured” about the big gig after Debra Messing Questioned why Kardashian is hosting.
The “Will & Grace” star asked if she was “missing something”, adding on Twitter, “Why Kim Kardashian? I mean, I know she’s a cultural icon, but hosts on SNL, Common Typically, artists who are there promoting a movie, TV show, or album launch.”
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Meanwhile, West, 44, was spotted hanging out with “Weekend Update” anchor Michael Che in Manhattan on Sunday night, and fellow comedian Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Busta Rhymes stand at the Comedy Club where they celebrated Talib Kweli’s birthday, as well as Chappelle’s new Netflix special, we’re told.
Meanwhile, the Kardashians — who filed for divorce earlier this year — and West continue to prove they are friendly ex, meeting for dinner Last week in Malibu.
The two were seen leaving Nobu Malibu after having dinner with Tracy Romulus, who serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of KKW Brands.
Upon leaving, Kardashian hopped into the same car as the Yeezy designer, with West in the driver’s seat.
Page Six previously reported that Kardashian and West are pursuing a united front during their divorce for the sake of their four children, North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
She has also been a great supporter of Western work. As Page Six reported, Kim was seen at all of West’s listening shows for her latest album Donda, and even Appeared to be staging their wedding entertainment. In the meantime, he’s done Advising her about her KKW brand.
A rep for Kardashian could not be immediately reached. “SNL” did not comment.