After a tremendously successful season 42, Saturday Night Live (SNL) is looking to start their upcoming 43rd season where they left off, on top. To achieve this, they went and got arguably the biggest name in hip hop today to kick off their new season, Brooklyn's own Jay-Z.
On Thursday's (August 24) edition of Weekend Update: Summer Edition, Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost announced that when the Saturday night sketch comedy show returns on September 30, Jay Z will be the musical guest. The host for that evening will be Ryan Gosling.
It is not yet known what songs will be performed on the show, but it is expected to feature songs from Jay-Z's 13th studio album, 4:44, which was released in June of this year.
This will mark the fourth time Jay-Z will be the featured musical guest on SNL.