Lady Gaga & Mick Jagger Join 'SNL' for Bad Bunny

Reggaeton Star Bad Bunny Shines Bright on "SNL" Stage

by Nouman Rasool
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Lady Gaga & Mick Jagger Join 'SNL' for Bad Bunny
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In an unforgettable night on "Saturday Night Live," Bad Bunny, the reggaeton sensation, pulled off a double feat as both host and musical guest, and he had some A-listers by his side. The surprises began with Lady Gaga, who, in her impeccable Spanish accent, introduced Bad Bunny's performance, joined by none other than the legendary Mick Jagger and Pedro Pascal.

Before Bad Bunny set the stage ablaze with the first live performance of "Monaco" from his newly-released album "Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana," Gaga rallied "Puerto Rico y todo el corillo" to kickstart a passionate rendition of "Un Preview." With moody red lighting setting the scene and the mechanical toy horse from the single's music video making an appearance, Bad Bunny electrified the audience with "Un Preview." Later, he recreated the iconic Al Pacino-starring video for "Monaco," leaving fans in awe.

Aside from his stellar musical performances, Bad Bunny had a few skits up his sleeve, and he brought in the one and only Mick Jagger. It marked Jagger's first appearance on "SNL" since 1986, and it came just two days after the Rolling Stones' New York show, which featured a surprise duet with Lady Gaga.

Jagger's Side-Splitting 'SNL' Sketches

Jagger made a memorable entrance in a sketch with Bad Bunny and "SNL" cast member Marcello Hernández, where the two actors found themselves in a heated argument on the set of a Spanish-language soap opera.

Jagger fittingly assumed the role of the mediating father, though things took a dramatic turn with him theatrically slapping both actors. Jagger later joined Bad Bunny for a hilarious sketch featuring not-so-holy nuns, parodying "Sister Act 3." While this was Bad Bunny's first time hosting "SNL," he previously made a cameo during one of the pandemic's "Saturday Night Live at Home" episodes in April 2020.

He returned as a musical guest in 2021 when "Bridgerton's" Regé-Jean Page took on hosting duties. "Saturday Night Live" kicked off its 49th season with Pete Davidson as the host and Ice Spice as the musical guest. The episode had its fair share of internet-breaking moments, including a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift and her rumored beau, Travis Kelce.

Bad Bunny's appearance on "SNL" coincides with the announcement of his highly-anticipated "Most Wanted Tour," commencing on Feb. 21 at Utah's Delta Center. The tour will make stops in major North American cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, concluding on May 26 in Miami.

The Puerto Rican superstar also recently graced "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where he discussed the excitement and exhaustion of the week-long process of putting together his "SNL" gig. "I need to sleep," he jokingly told Fallon.

"I've been enjoying the process, the cast, and the producers. The vibe is very cool. I'm grateful." With Bad Bunny's electrifying "SNL" performance and star-studded guest appearances, it's safe to say that this episode will be remembered for years to come.

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