Ayo Edebiri Takes the Mic: Reflecting, Regretting, and Resolving
While gracing the stage as the host of “Saturday Night Live” on February 3, Ayo Edebiri didn’t shy away from acknowledging past jokes targeting Jennifer Lopez, the episode’s musical guest. In a candid moment during a game show sketch masterfully led by Kenan Thompson, Edebiri addressed her previous remarks on social media with a touch of self-awareness.
Amid the playful banter of the sketch, Edebiri admitted, “Okay. We get it. It’s wrong to leave mean comments, or post comments just for clout, or run your mouth on a podcast, and you don’t consider the impact because you’re 24 and stupid. But I think I speak for everyone when I say from now on, we’re going to be a lot more thoughtful about what we post online.”
This moment harked back to a 2020 episode of “Scam Goddess,” where Edebiri, a guest on the show, engaged in a conversation about Jennifer Lopez’s career. Host Laci Mosley playfully suggested that Lopez’s career might be a “long scam,” to which Edebiri responded with wit and humor.
Edebiri shared her perspective, saying, “Well, that’s the thing — she thinks she’s on multiple tracks, but it’s not her. I think she thinks that she’s still good, even though she’s not singing for most of these songs.” She continued with a humorous take on write-ups, revealing, “A lot of the write-ups of the songs will be like, ‘J.Lo didn’t have time to make it to the studio.’ Like, ‘J.Lo was busy.’ Doing what? Not singing, obviously.”
Despite the lighthearted exchanges, it’s worth noting that Jennifer Lopez didn’t participate in any sketches during the episode. However, in a promo released ahead of the show, Lopez stood alongside Edebiri, expressing admiration for the host. “I love your show,” Lopez gushed, to which Edebiri responded with warmth, “I love your everything.”
Ayo Edebiri’s willingness to confront and address past remarks adds a layer of authenticity to the entertainment landscape, emphasizing the importance of thoughtful communication, even in the world of comedy. As the spotlight continues to shine, Edebiri’s journey on “Saturday Night Live” becomes a nuanced exploration of self-awareness and growth in the realm of entertainment.