Solange Knowles To Make First Appearance On ‘SNL’
Solange Knowles is riding a wave of success following the release of successful album, A Seat at the Table. According to report from Billboard, the R&B singer will be making her first appearance on Saturday Night Live to perform two songs on the NBC staple.
.@solangeknowles performing two songs from self written album 'A Seat at the Table' on @nbcsnl November 5th: https://t.co/SKYyA8mmT9 pic.twitter.com/IxnfGiVsra
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SNL has come under fire for its lack of diverse on-screen talent and writers, a concern they have attempted to correct by hiring Sasheer Zamata and Leslie Jones. However, even with the new cast, the show has struggled with problematic skits (re: Jones’ “slave skit“). One has to wonder how Solange’s very black presence will fare on the show.
While Solange will be the musical guest for the Nov. 5 episode, Doctor Strange and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will be the host. Best of luck to Solange as she continues to add to her list of firsts, including topping the Billboard charts.